“For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all…” Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Fifteen can be a very awkward age for a young man. The only home I knew through ninth grade was in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. In Maryland, my neighborhood and school friends were a study in racial, economic and religious diversity. Anyone who wanted to be my friend was my friend. All that was gone as we
Every year, children by the millions scrawl out their wish lists and drop them in the mail at the nearby post office. These innocent missives have a common destination, The North Pole, where the hopeful children believe that a caring elf in a red suit will read their lists and deliver their heart’s desire in a magical sleigh on December 24th.
For some adults, the idea of sending up a similar message to the kind father figure in the sky is about as effective as a letter to Santa Clause. Others still have hope that their prayers are heard by Someone. Transitioning from the traditional LDS belief in a personal God into a redefined worldview is a tough process. Forging a new understanding outside of the doctrinal parameters of the Church is challenging.
Some days it would be comforting to believe that Heavenly Father is just a few words away. For just a moment, give yourself the permission to do this very thing. Submit your Letter to God to the contact page and we will publish as many as we can on the Peacewriter between now and the end of the year. Use an alias or whatever you are comfortable using. Say anything you like, this is your chance to say what you need to say. Write it as if God really will hear you. Only this time, hold nothing back. You do not have to fear the consequences for pouring your heart out.
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Welcome to The Peacewriter.
We all want to belong somewhere, to someone. It is a basic human need.
If you have ever experienced a period of doubt or questioned your beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you know that this is not a minor thing. It is tantamount to a crisis, and one that can be life altering.
Lose your testimony, and you stand to lose everything that matters.
There are those who exist on the fringes of the Church, who feel disenfranchised, even unwanted. If you are single, gay or lesbian, feminist, atheist, or uncorrelated, it can be tough to feel like a part of the community. You may feel that you do not belong.
You belong here.
If you have ever loved someone who endured a faith crisis, you know that there are a lot of gray areas. Uncertainty is the dominant force; black and white become moot points.Those who have walked the same path share a common bond, understood by few who have not traveled the same road.
This is the place to share common experiences, to find a voice, to be heard. This is the place to seek after peace, and to find it in the common ties we share.
This is The Peacewriter.
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