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Mormon Faith Crisis

Has Your Solid Faith Foundation Crumbled?

What you thought was a house built upon the rock suddenly feels like a house built upon the sand. You might question what once felt certain - your faith, your purpose, your very identity. The ground beneath you has shifted, leaving you feeling isolated and uncertain. Sharing your concerns with loved ones can be difficult, scary, and feel overwhelming.

Mormon faith crisis is full of challenges, impacting not only your sense of spiritual well-being, but also your sense of belonging, your close relationships, and potentially your professional work. As uncertainty consumes you, you may feel isolated and unsure where to turn.

But there is hope! You can learn to heal, and rediscover your sense of self and purpose. If you want to learn how to navigate your uncertainties, reclaim your identity, and find peace, keep reading!

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What is a Faith Crisis?

Faith crisis refers to a deeply personal experience characterized by a period of intense questioning, doubt, and uncertainty regarding your religious or spiritual beliefs. It is frequently accompanied by significant emotional distress such as disorientation and inner turmoil. Typically, a Mormon faith crisis challenges your very identity, purpose, worldviews, and trust in religion and your religious leaders.

 

As part of your LDS faith crisis, you might also go through a faith transition, which is the re-evaluation of religious beliefs, often leading to a change or evolution of your faith identity. Everyone's journey is distinct; some leave the LDS church, while others adapt their beliefs. This transition can impact your sense of purpose, emotional well-being, and social relationships.

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Beyond the emotional challenges, your faith crisis may also introduce social difficulties. You might face ostracization from family or friends, experience jeopardized job opportunities, or navigate strained relationships with partners and children. 

 

While your Mormon faith crisis journey can feel daunting, it's encouraging to know that the vast majority of people find a renewed sense of purpose, joy, and freedom. Talking through your experience in a non-judgmental environment, exploring options for moving forward, and gaining new perspectives can be immensely helpful.

Symptoms During a Mormon Faith Crisis

Anger

Anxiety

Depression

Loss of Direction

Loss of Identity

Loss of Motivation

Grief

Racing Thoughts

Social Isolation

Lack of Inhibition

How Can Faith Crisis Therapy Help?

01

Claim Agency

You will experience sincere validation of your experiences, empowering you to reclaim agency over your life, trust yourself, and set boundaries.

02

Claim Your Identity

You might feel lost and not like yourself. Through therapy, you can identify what drives you and makes you unique. You'll learn to embrace life and claim your true self.

03

Help With Relationships

Worried about communicating with friends, family, or ward members? In therapy, you can learn the best ways to navigate your relationships during your faith crisis.

04

Find New Perspectives

Therapy will challenge rigid beliefs and allow you to consider alternative perspectives. You will cultivate self-compassion and healthier views of yourself, others, and the world.

05

Heal Religious Trauma

For many, a faith crisis can be accompanied by religious trauma. Via evidence-based therapeutic techniques, you can heal from religious trauma and foster resilience.

06

Live Authentic

Ultimately, therapy empowers you to make decisions aligned with your values and your true self, paving the way for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Reach out for Therapy Today!

As a secular psychologist specializing in counseling individuals through Mormon faith crises and transitions, I recognize the unique challenges and complexities you may be facing - challenges I have faced and worked through myself. 

Together, we can navigate the complexities of Mormon culture and empower you to live authentically and meaningfully. Booking a therapy session today might be the hardest, yet best decision you can make at this time. You can heal! You can feel better again!

 

To get started, email dominic@truupsychology.com, call/text 385-200-0204, or schedule a free 15 minute consult.

I can work with clients in over 40 PSYPACT participating states.

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If you want to learn more about people's experiences with faith crises consider the following resources. Some are specific to Mormonism, while others are not:

 

More Resources

Spiritual crisis counseling; counseling for spiritual doubts; religious loss therapy; religious trauma therapy; thrive

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Healing Journey

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