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John and Brooke McLay

Once in a while something comes through the DAMU that touches my heart in a very real way. This interview did just that. If you have not already listened in, take the time to do so. John and Brooke share their story of faith, of angst, and disaffection in this heart wrenching interview. Few interviews have expressed the emotional journey from devout belief to realization quite as well. John Dehlin proves his mettle as a master interviewer and leads the McLays through this touching discussion.

John was a CES employee for over a decade. Brooke is the owner of The Cheeky Kitchen. They have four children. The couple lived as devoutly as they could, until the shelf began to crumble and they began the long and difficult journey so many of us know first hand. For this couple, the journey is far from over. And the costs have been great.


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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.

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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.

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