Exit Strategy: A Guide to Leaving Mormonism with your Dignity and Integrity Intact

 An online-book for anyone considering a departure from the LDS Church.

 

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Comment by MikeUtah on June 3, 2013 at 10:53am

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Summary:
Exit Strategy is a one-stop shop for anybody who has doubts about their religion.
Covering topics such as; protecting yourself from any type of fraud, self-respect, effective conflict resolution, owning your choices and consequences (good or bad), anger management, morals, programmed guilt, sexuality and more the author approaches the topic of removing oneself from the Mormon church. Great care is taken to show that you, the non-believing, fallen away person are actually the normal person and Mormons telling you otherwise are not. I highly recommend this read, it's the best investment in yourself you can make.

Long winded review:
Micah takes great care in explaining what will happen as you embark on your journey out of the Matrix, I mean Mormonism. Beginning with the idea of leaving Mormonism behind with dignity, he sets the stage for the topics that follow. The first being discovering fraud. Mainly the fraud of the Mormon church but also fraud in general. The book then goes onto discuss a couple exit plans for leaving the church along with the pros and cons of each.
A very enlightening and empowering chapter is "Owning your journey and permitting others to do the same". The author does an excellent job of explaining that life after Mormonism is confusing. He lends suggestions on how to take the reins of your life and make the best of it.
Another great chapter discusses aggressive speech vs assertive speech. This is a great skill when confronting people about your non-belief in the Mormon church.
The topics of anger management and redefining your own set of morals are covered in their each chapter as well.
Another favorite chapter of mine is on critical thinking and avoiding deception. Micah gives proven methodology to analyze feelings, emotions and beliefs. By far one of the most powerful, mind blowing chapters in this book.
Another topic covered is sexuality after leaving the church and how the Mormon perversion of sex is very unhealthy mentally and emotionally but for relationships as well.
The word of wisdom is touched on as well. Again, with great care Micah explains different types of coffee and tea and how best to enjoy them. He also touches on alcohol and how to responsibly explore the world of alcohol while having fun and making the most of your new freedom.

Overall, I give the book 5 starts for filling a well needed subject matter thoughtfully.

Comment by Don on June 29, 2014 at 6:36pm

Its a great book that real people can relate to.  It also shares that you can leave without the issues that others want you to have to keep you in a shitty group of mean people.

Great book!

Don

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