5 thoughts on “Stages of Faith

  1. ~ Cindy ~ says:

    Wonderful insights offered. I appreciate the tables that help illustrate the growth paths you talked about. Great blend of ideas with personal experience. Thanks for writing this.

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  2. Linda Chatelain says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. As my journey through life has brought experiences some I know have never experienced, and as I have been judged for some “outside the church” resources I found helped me through some trials this really is welcome and so “right on”. I am so glad to know that someone understands that there is more to our spiritual journey than just what we are taught as a youth and many ways that faith builds and grows in each of us individually.

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  3. Jackson says:

    This is awesome. I think as a Mormon it’s difficult to admit that you would like to get to stages 5 or 6, or that this would be an acceptable way to live the faith – but I think approaching those ideas is what keeps me coming back for more each Sunday. The world is so big and diverse and I love so many people and truths that don’t fit neatly into the LDS box, but I also believe God’s love is big enough to let me process these ideas and still be a faithful Mormon. Today my lesson with the young men broke down the verses of “I am a Child of God” and the profound and wonderful doctrine it presents. I have to go back to that when other “life paradoxes” make some policies or some aspects of faith more difficult to resolve. This is some wonderful framing about how to think of our faith journey. Thank you for sharing this!

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  4. Kendall says:

    Love all the research that went into this! It’s beautifully written. Thanks for taking the time and sharing your thoughts. It’s comforting to see that growth is expected/normal/natural.

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  5. lindasioux says:

    Excellent read. I’m working on a post right now that springs from a discussion with my great-niece. I love her openness. I will recommend this post! Your research-based writing is refreshing. Thank you.

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