Intrigued by her post My Lifelong Wrestle With Mormonism I decided to go and see what Kate’s blog relationshiprefinery.com was all about. To my delight I discovered she had written a follow up post explaining the back story to the aforementioned one. Within its paragraphs I find the principles of discovering our rust and cleaning it out bit by little bit explained in a beautifully personal and real way. As she does so she also chronicles one of the many ways in which we can allow that rust to grow in the first place. I am grateful to have discovered this post and feel blessed to read in its words someone experiencing some of the same rust I feel I’ve been working through in the last few years. I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in feeling these things.
The Russty Mormon Project would be incomplete if I did not also include in its annals a reblog of the companion post to My Lifelong Wrestle With Mormonism. And so I present to you a real-life experience of one individual devoted to Christ recognizing the rust in their own faith and choosing to battle it in order to restore herself to the shiny faithful follower she wants to be.
When I wrote “My Lifelong Wrestle With Mormonism,” up to that time I had been writing for an audience made up of my friends, my parents, and nine and a half “extended friends”, give or take.
Imagine my surprise when I spent the next few weeks flooded with messages from every avenue social media has to offer, from people across the spectrum of Mormonism, members of many other religions, and a surprising number of Atheists. 95% were very supportive and kind, and none were hateful or antagonistic.
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