Let's talk about being a beginner and your faith crisis.
No matter the faith: Mormon, Evangelical, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh-Day Adventist and on and on and on. It feels the same. Heartache first. Freedom second. (or tenth?)
I want you to think for a moment about when you were younger and you got your first job, had your first broken heart, started college, got married, became a parent for the first time. All beginnings, yeah? Firsts.
Your faith crisis is no different.
You are in uncharted territory.
Everything is new.
Everything feels scary.
Everything has changed.
You are in the beginning steps of a faith crisis. This is like walking into a foreign country and you know no one and you do not speak the language and you feel scared. Eventually you will figure it out, but until then, yikes.
Let yourself be a beginner. There is really no way to not be beginner right now, right?
You will need to feel all the emotions that come with this process.
Know that you will not always be a beginner in this particular arena. It may be hard to imagine, but it is true.
When you see people taking about the different stages of a faith crisis, ( I will post more about this later ) just know more is coming and you do not have to have it all figured out right now. You will experience your faith crisis in perfect time.
Don't try to rush it. Let it unfold as it needs to.
All you have to do right now is be in it. You do not have to have the answers. You will come to your own conclusion in your own time.
There is a lot to learn in this phase of your faith crisis. There are no short cuts.
I look at those of us in this position as pioneers. We are paving the way for those coming up behind us and there will be many.
You are one of the brave souls doing the unexpected work of a faith crisis. There is no one way to get through it. Just keep swimming.
You got this.
I can help you through it when you are ready. Only you know that. It may even be before you are ready or after you have been at this for awhile.
Either way, I am here, to guide you through this journey. Questionsfirstname.lastname@example.org