Micah McAllister - "Exit Strategy: Leaving Mormonism with your Dignity and Integrity Intact"

Micah McAllister was a lifelong Mormon until his departure from the church in 2008 at the age of 29. That same year he founded the social network for ex-Mormons, http://www.LifeAfterMormonism.net.

Micah's experience interacting with departing members there and on other forums provided insight into the transition process and pitfalls ex-Mormons face in navigating a now mixed-faith relation to family and friends, and some of the emotional and psychological challenges of leaving a fundamentalist religion. Micah is also the only ex-Mormon in his large immediate family and has quickly learned how those relationships can turn south when not approached in a careful and thought-out manner. Towards the end of 2012 Micah went to work writing a self-help guide for anyone navigating a path away from Mormonism, titled "Exit Strategy: A Guide to Leaving Mormonism with your Dignity and Integrity Intact". You can read it free on LAM here: http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/page/exit-strategy-leaving-mormonism-with-your-dignity-and-integrity or get it for your Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D31BNFY

Comment by Dan Burton on November 18, 2013 at 3:29pm

Thank you for posting this, Micah. You were very genuine and let some raw emotion show, which I appreciated. Getting choked up is a very interesting unintentional way that some of us communicate when something we say is particularly meaningful to us.

Comment by Ed Bliss on November 18, 2013 at 4:46pm

The video of Micah's presentation at the 2013 Ex-Mormon conference is magnificent.  It will be helpful to anyone having problems with their Mormon faith, as so many are now that the internet has shone  a light on the weaknesses in Mormon doctrine and history.  

Comment by Richard rawlings on November 18, 2013 at 5:37pm

This was a great video. thanks for sharing it

Comment by William J. Wilson on November 19, 2013 at 12:47am

This video was wonderful.  If I could've shown this to my friend 20 years ago, things may have been different. 

Comment by Suspicious Minds on November 27, 2013 at 8:41pm

Beautifully said Micah!  I was very touched by your warm, kind and oftentimes tearful words.  Love ya bro!

Comment by Saint Noodle on November 28, 2013 at 10:35pm

Micah is one of those people who leave their mark on the world in a good way. 

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