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Spiritual Puberty

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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?

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The Parable of the Wheat and the TARES (Doctrine & Covenants 86:1-7, and Matthew 13:24-30)

may cause some SCARES…

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but ignorance hurts even more.”

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I used to think that the word “atheist” was (nearly!) synonymous with “murderer” or “rapist,” or at LEAST with “terrible person.”

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I do not think that anymore.

Still LDS!

Still Christian

“I do believe there are some atheists (celebrity and not) who have legitimate morality and goodness, but I still think it is very sad (perhaps even tragic) that there is an overall disregard of faith and belief in our society.”

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“Where did you serve your mission?”

Imageis a question that everyone learns NOT to ask…

Just DYING for a subject change…

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The Good, Better, Best of Andy Grammer

Good/Telestial:

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Better/Terrestrial:

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BEST/Celestial:

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Actually the Best/ Celestial was that kiss, but some things are too sacred to photograph.  Yes I just compared my brief kiss with Andy to the LDS Temple, and yes I am expecting a thunderbolt of blasphemy.

Oh,wanna know more about Celestial/Telestial/Terrestrial?  Check it stat: 

And wanna know more about good, better, best?  Check it, stat: 

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Some outfits…

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are better in theory.  But a definite A for AWESOME effort (see what I did there?)

P.S.  Baby girl why on earth were you carrying a gift/present bag to the temple?  No idea.

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Not as bad as it sounds…

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I have compared this blog to Christ.  That may sound a bit sacriligious, but just a minute, let me explain before you excommunicate me.  First of all, my discovery of identity (as articulated in my core beliefs) does not replace my faith.  It merely enhances and diversifies my character.  So yes I still believe in the literal Christ.  However, this blog has given me freedom, expression, joy, and immortality. And it helped rescue me from a dark place.  Does that not sound like Christ?  So I think I’m safe from the thunderbolts of blasphemy 🙂

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