leaving the message

articles about the affect & fears of leaving the message

The decision has been made. You’re leaving. Now what?

Now you’re dealing with feelings you’ve never experienced before. It was bad enough trying to sort through the questions and issues of your faith. This is now where you know you can’t hide; you’re going to be the one that everyone feels sorry for. You’re going to be the one who never “had it”, who “couldn’t live it”, who was listening to the wrong voices and spent too much time reasoning.

What now? How do you move forward?


20/20 Perspective: Shunning

Having left the message in 2013, this is a look back in hindsight of the things I’ve learned with the blessing of time and distance.  These are personal thoughts and opinions from my experience. ...

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Barriers of Exit: The Exodus Story

The following article is part of my “Barriers of Exit” series. These barriers are cognitive hurdles that make it extremely hard to question or leave the Message. For a questioning individual, they may have...

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Morning Mercy - Conformity

It Wasn’t About You: It was About a System

What is a System: “An organized, purposeful structure that consists of interrelated and interdependent elements (components, entities, factors, members, parts etc.). These elements continually influence one another (directly or indirectly) to maintain their activity...

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One True Churches

A "One True Church" is a religious group that, through it's blend of teachings, impresses upon it's members that their group is THE ONLY path to truth.

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