During the last 5 months, 3 of my dear friends and I have participated in a series of podcast episodes to unpack the non-religious application of teachings attributed to the Buddha in Jack Kornfield's audiobook, Buddhism for Beginners. The whole project has been very helpful and meaningful to me. These principles--and discussing them with my … Continue reading Podcast Series on Jack Kornfield’s Audiobook, Buddhism for Beginners
For those who might be in the St. George, Utah, area on the afternoon of Sunday, October 10th, I’ll be presenting at the Southern Utah Post-Mormon Support Group on the topic of Thriving and Building Community after a Mormon Faith Crisis.Edit: Link to Presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/fmiNYBbSiEY
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.”