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

A journey to a healthy new faith means learning to deal with emotions like loss, anger, and fear.

Key Points:

  • Loss
  • Anger
  • Fear.

See Also: Emotions

Talk About It
  1. What emotions have been most dominant in your life during your transition out of Mormonism?
  2. In what ways have you suffered loss or grief in leaving the LDS church?
  3. Read Mark 8:34-35. Does it help you to understand that everyone who comes to follow Jesus will suffer loss? Explain.
  4. What has made you the most angry in your journey out of Mormonism, and why?
  5. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much anger to you still harbor?
  6. What have you discovered that has helped you deal with your anger?
  7. What are some of the fears you have faced on your faith journey?
  8. Read Matthew 26:36-37. How does it help to know that even Jesus faced fear?
  9. Read Galatians 5:22-23. How do these verses inspire hope for our emotions?
  10. Are there emotions you are hanging on to? Explain.

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.