This is a letter I recently prepared covering all my reasons for leaving church, the beliefs I've abandoned and kept, and the benefits I've received in the process. I'm debating whether or not it would be helpful to publish/send this to my LDS friends and family. It's very long, so rather than posting the whole thing here, I've included a link so you can download it from my website. (Note: I originally had it posted here, but I keep making updates, so I deleted it and have this link so you can always get the latest version.)
Please let me know what you think, and if you think it would be wise for me to post it publicly on Facebook or on my website. (I'm worried about getting shunned and rejected by my LDS friends, but who knows what their reactions will be like...)
There have been no repercussions in 7 years, but my sons informed me at the time that they didn't
believe in the church, and had been feeling the same way, apparently we were all hanging in there for each other for a while. I left my husband, who was a part of the problem. He is still active, but we don't talk much. You can't debate your way out of the Mormon Church. It is not logic based, personal choice is all there is to justify whether you believe or not. Faith doesn't have to be rational, and there are arguments against any logic. I refused to debate, something I learned as a missionary. In the end even disbelief is not about reason but about what you know in your gut you have to do.