Why people leave the LDS Church, and what we can do about it

John Dehlin Mormon, Mormon Stories

Recently a stake high councilman came to me very concerned about a family that had just decided to leave the church, and have their names removed from the records. He and his wife were desperate to know how to counsel this family–one of the best and brightest in their stake.

To help, I came up with this screencast (for Internet Explorer users) and this one for everyone else.

The basic premises are–1) you can’t help them if you don’t know what they’re going through, and 2) you can’t help them by making them a “project”.

For those of you with loved ones who have left or are leaving, I would love you to watch/listen to this and let me know what you think.

For those of you who are struggling, or have left, I would love to know if you or your family/friends would find this useful, in helping people understand and deal with your situation better.

Please let me know. This is only in draft form, and I could really use your feedback.

John Dehlin