273: Navigating a Faith Crisis: 3 Things I Want You to Know

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Today I am sharing from my heart, starting with a personal story from my life–a story that might end up being one of the most impactful moments of my entire life. 

It’s a story centered around the faith journey I’ve been on these past several years. I will admit that as my faith has shifted, I have often felt very overwhelmed, isolated, even scared. It’s hard to know who is safe to talk to to process this vulnerable topic.  I’m here to tell you that it is all going to be ok, no matter where your faith journey takes you.  And here are 3 additional  things I think you need to know:

 

 

 

3 Takeaways from for when you are Navigating a Faith Crisis:

 

  1. There is nothing wrong with you. What you are going through is a normal part of human development. Fairly on in my faith crisis, I heard about the concept of Fowler’s stages of faith, and it gave me a lot of peace to hear what I was going through described within a developmental framework. 
  2. You have your whole life to figure this out. You don’t need to feel rushed or panicked. Take it one day at a time.
  3. You are a good person. I know from personal experience that this is something you are grappling with due to your personal integrity and values. You wouldn’t have chosen to go through this difficult deconstruction for no reason–you had the courage to recognize that something didn’t feel right, didn’t match your values. 

 

>>>Are these tips on Navigating a Faith Crisis from Rachel helpful? What would you add to the takeaways? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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