Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

After feeling lied to and betrayed, it is hard to trust again. The first step to a new faith identity is to develop discernment, so you can give your trust to those who are actually trustworthy.

Key Points:

  • There are reasons you can trust again.
  • The Bible invites us to develop discernment.
  • Spend your trust wisely.

See Also: Trust

Talk About It
  1. What events or issues undermined your trust in the LDS Church?
  2. How did that affect your confidence in God?
  3. Describe the difference between skepticism and discernment.
  4. What are the negative effects in a person’s life of becoming too skeptical?
  5. Read 1 John 4:1-3. Why do you think we are urged to not believe who claims to speak for God?
  6. What general principle are we given to help us discern who speaks for God and who doesn’t?
  7. What would a church or religious leader have to do to earn your trust?
  8. What are some ways that a church or religious leader could lose your trust?
  9. What would it take for God to earn your trust again?

This is part of the 7 Steps through the Swamp: Mapping the Journey to a Vibrant New Faith series, and also part of the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference series.