6 comments for “Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church

  1. Boyd Loveless
    July 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

    How can I get just the PowerPoint for
    ‘Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church’

    I would Love to give this as a lesson in HP. What great insights!

    Thanks,

  2. geoffrey
    August 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

    it becomes clear to me that you can separate ‘church’ activities from ‘Christian’ activities.
    whereas being involved or ‘active’ in a church setting does not guarantee that you feel the benefits and impact of being ‘Christlike” – what i mean is this:
    if you fulfill your calling as a home teacher, church instructor or church leader – you receive a certain ‘satisfaction’.
    if you just fulfill your calling as a Disciple of Christ, and feed, clothe and comfort others – you will always receive a fulfillment that exceeds (in my opinion) the ‘satisfaction’ above.

    the Savior didn’t come to help us become better Mormons – The Church was created to help us become better Disciples of Christ.

    we seem to be forgetting / avoiding / disregarding this in our culture. IMHO

  3. Austin Skousen
    November 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I think this video is fantastic. It does a superb job of explaining why people stop believing in the Church. I think it’s unfortunate that people like Boyd K. Packer go to such great lengths to hide these things from the “unwashed masses” as D. Michael Quinn puts it.

  4. Kristy
    December 11, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Wow! This is great! I felt like John took a page out of my life and is speaking directly to me. I am becoming more and more disaffected and my family and friends continue to do what the list of things what to ‘not do’ thinking they are helping me. I grew up in the church in Salt Lake County, my grandparents in an European temple presidency, and both parents went on missions along with my husband and all extended family. I attended BYU and graduated and was married in the temple. I was in the RS presidency as my most recent calling. Then one day I realized how unhappy, depressed, stressed out, and invisible I was to everyone. I have small children and didn’t want them to follow me in my “victim” mentality as I did seeing my mom as I was growing up. It was time for a paradigm shift. If people could leave the church out of “laziness” I could go quietly into the night consciously. I have let go.

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