A friend who finds herself in the midst of a painful faith transition recently asked: I’m interested to know your path past Mormonism. What have you replaced it with? Do you lean towards another religion? Do you see yourself as member of another faith or congregation? I feel untethered, this is the first time I’ve … Continue reading Replacing Mormonism…with what?
In June 2019, I had the opportunity to present a breakout session about navigating and growing beyond grief at the Thrive Conference. Mormon Stories asked me to share my presentation in this 2 part interview: https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/anthony-miller-growing-beyond-grief/
On Saturday, July 28th, I shared the inspiring opportunity to co-present with my friends, Jana Spangler, a Wellness Coach, and with Sara Hughes-Zabawa, a licensed clinical social worker and professional therapist. They are both affiliated with Symmetry Solutions, LLC. https://www.symmetrysols.com/jana-spangler https://www.symmetrysols.com/sara-hughes-zabawa If you are interested, you can listen to the full session here: I'd like … Continue reading Navigating and Strengthening a Mixed Faith Marriage, 2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium
(This is an edited version of a post I shared in the A Thoughtful Faith Support Group on November 15, 2017.) Background: Last week, my wife and I returned from an 11 day trip to Barcelona Spain. I served my mission in Barcelona about 30 years ago. My mission was full of deep, meaningful, and … Continue reading Progress with my reconciliation of spiritual experiences with my faith deconstruction and reconstruction.
This is an edited version of a post I made in the A Thoughtful Faith Support Group on April 25, 2017. Some people have found value in how I parsed and modeled my letter to my mother. ____________________ Next week will mark my 1 year anniversary of my shelf breaking from the "bomb" of stumbling … Continue reading Coming out to family/parents about a faith transition–my letter to my Mother.
This is an edited version of a post that I made on March 20, 2017, in the A Thoughtful Faith Support Group: When considering if or how much to share with family and friends, I consider "what is my motivation?" Do I just need boundaries and space? Is it more about me and my desire … Continue reading Things to consider when telling Active Believing Mormon family and friends about a change in beliefs.
Approximately 14 months after my metaphorical shelves crashed, I felt like I had progressed to a place where I was ready to be fully public about my changed beliefs. I felt like I had largely finished re-visiting the Anger or Depression Stages of Grief, and I believed that my own spiritual and emotional well-being would … Continue reading Publicly coming out about my changed beliefs on July 8, 2017, with a Facebook post titled “The Why.”