At some point or another, everyone has to experience what Mormon writer Joanna Brooks calls “spiritual puberty,” which is basically the evolutionary growth process of one’s belief system. It’s where we trial-and-error wrestle with our faith, doubts, logic, and conscience as we try our best to reconcile any inconsistencies we might find.
Sometimes people even experience a complete paradigm shift where everything they once knew or believed for certain is turned on its head and then may or may not be profoundly changed. Spiritual puberty can be heartbreaking, embarrassing, disillusioning, and painful, but it can also be enlightening, comical, and faith-affirming.
What are YOUR experiences with spiritual puberty?
when it comes to this blog, anything does NOT go. The LDS writer Joanna Brooks has made me think about this and it’s implications regarding that golden line of propriety. She has a policy of “Anything Goes” when it comes to comments on her blog posts, but I have firmly chosen required approval for mine. But let’s get away from talking comments because I don’t really have a ton (yet) anyways 🙂 I will not feature any experience/person/picture/video on this blog. Again, I run the risk of coming across as self-righteous, but that’s alright because I like running AND I like risks. And I also know that while I’m not perfect, I do my very best to not judge others while still holding true to my own convictions. So while I respect Joanna as a human, Mormon, AND woman (just like me!), I differ from her in this regard, and in many others as well.
But there are a LOT of things I do wish to feature on my blog. And many, many good things already in the works. Stay tuned!
I do not think that anymore.
Still support the LDS Church’s stance on marriage 🙂
Still believe others should as well…
Joanna Brooks (half) smiles at her own stuff!
And yes, I’ve read it. Mixed feelings. Will blog about it
John Dehlin, let me in! Hey Joanna! I’m a Fanna! (most of the time anyways….)
Love you C Jane! Just sayin’ 🙂
*think ya’ll could use some conservative voices anyways…lemme be your Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but less annoying and more respected…