My name is Bill Reel. I joined the Church as a teenager and from day one I took the Church very seriously. I strived to be a good member of the LDS Church and wanting to know all there was to know about my new faith, I read every Mormon History or Doctrinal book I could get my hands on. I encountered critical thinking early on and weaved my way through difficult issues in the Church. Then while serving as a Bishop in my early 30’s I hit a major crisis of faith. I woke up one day and nothing fit anymore. I wanted nothing more than to reconcile my issues with the faith. I dove further into the problems, opened myself up to changing my beliefs, assumptions, and expectations in the ultimate search for truth. I created this podcast to help others like you to find their way to the other side of that fracture. My main piece of advice is to stop forcing the facts to fit your assumptions and instead allow your assumptions to change. Question everything and be willing to adopt new information and paradigms even if it compels you to throw off old paradigms that were deeply comfortable. Many of us were taught a MORMONISM that simply is unrealistic, too simplistic, and too black and white. Open up to all the possibilities and leave room for a a new perspective and a new you to come forth.
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