Category Leaving the Church


On John Dehlin and Asking Questions

I’ve watched with interest the conversations happening among Mormon-interested people and media over the last few weeks centering, and now culminating, in the disciplinary action taken by the LDS Church against John Dehlin.  While some good and some new understanding have come from these discussions, it’s also quite clear that these events have deepened schisms […]

Why Readers Are Fleeing Newspapers

Former LDS member Carrie Sheffield wrote an op-ed in USA Today provocatively entitled, “Why Mormons Flee Their Church.”  I know op-ed writers don’t get to write their headlines, so I’ll assume Ms. Sheffield wasn’t responsible for this one, but sheesh.

The Dangers of Personal Accounts

I read with great interest the following piece by Maren Stephenson in Salon, in which she details the process by which she and her husband lost their faith in Mormonism. (You will note that Ryan just wrote on this same piece here. If the fact that two Mormon brothers who blog together can’t coordinate posting […]

Maren Stephenson and her husband

The UK’s Mail Online: Leaving the LDS Church Is Sexy!

A few weeks ago, a woman named Maren Stephenson posted a forthright essay at documenting her journey from believing member of the LDS Church to skeptic leaving her faith behind.  The Salon piece was titled “But I’m a Good Mormon Wife,” and did a fair job of considering some of the difficulties that arise […]


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