022-023: Communicating with Children During a Faith Transition

In Part 1 recorded January 31, 2017, Margi and John Dehlin interview Julie De Azevedo-Hanks, Kerstin Koldewyn, and former LDS Quorum of the 70 member Hans Mattsson (Sweden) about how to speak to children during a Mormon faith transition. Questions and comments are also discussed from our live listening audience.

In Part 2 recorded February 28, 2017, Margi and John Dehlin continue their discussion with a new set of panelists: Lisa Patterson Butterworth, Mary Mealing, and Lisa Keyes.

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Comments 5

  1. These conversations are confusing to me. How can we be an active member of a church that was built on lies? I have been active since I was a child until I began searching church history in 2017. Are we supposed to make a good thing out of a deceptive start? I see value in having the conversations to have loving, authentic conversations with family members in and out of the church, in mixed faith families, and with people in general. Please help me understand.

  2. Our 17 year old chose not to go to church anymore, and we felt it best for him since we had started our faith crisis at the same time, yet we are still faithfully attending. Our 17 year old is now 18.

  3. Our 17 year old chose not to go to church anymore, and we felt it best for him since we had started our faith crisis at the same time, yet we are still faithfully attending. Our 17 year old is now 18.

  4. I see how the gift of the mormon faith crisis can breathe life into our relationships, but I don’t understand how we can stay active when we have learned the foundational truths. Please explain.

  5. Ok, the more I listen, the more I am understanding that it is ok to take time to move through this, that I was thinking more binary. Isn’t it amazing how much Joseph and his followers created? I think I am still in the grieving process even though intellectually, I can see the church history problems.

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