Date: July 16, 2017 05:46PM
Several months ago I found out via this board about another ExMormon living in my area. We exchanged email via this board and found out in the subsequent email exchange that we knew each other and had gone to church here together.
We've met up several times with the last few times being the Sunday meeting of this group.http://www.kcoasis.org/
I bear solemn testimony to the blessings of speaking to another human being in person who has left Mormonism are true, Joseph Smith mocking is so much better, and the commiserations are deeper felt.
I'm not knocking doing this virtually in a forum like this. I did it for more than 14 years. It got me through many rough patches but actually speaking and becoming real life friends with someone who has gone through this process is really nice. I'm amazed when we get together how much talking about our former ways and faith helps to ground me in the human condition of compassion for others and empathy towards people to respect and support all people regardless of beliefs.
I highly recommend it as another way to help in your own journey of recovery.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2017 05:46PM by Elder Berry.