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This is for encouragement, ideas, and support for people going through a faith transition no matter where you hope to end up. This is also the place to laugh, cry, and love together.
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Angel
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Lab rat

Post by Angel » Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:18 pm

Anyone up for loaded questions? :|

https://uvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ybYti8msVdVR1I

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The purpose of this study is to understand how individual and relational factors impact coping during the process of transitioning out of the LDS faith. This research will be used to help clinicians be better equipped to support the LDS population who make a faith transition. This research aim makes it necessary to work only with participants who have made an exit from the LDS faith. We are defining a faith exit as someone who previously identified as a member of the LDS faith and now does not.
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Re: Lab rat

Post by RubinHighlander » Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:25 am

I'll take a look see; I might game to jump in and eat some special cheese.
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Re: Lab rat

Post by RubinHighlander » Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:46 pm

That was good. I spent about 30 minutes and answered their dozen or so questions. I like how they made the latter part open input and not just multiple choice. If I had been thinking about it, I would have captured the questions and my responses and posted them up here. Maybe some other NOMer can return and report. It does not get into any dogma related questions, more along the lines of how your values, dissonance, self honesty, etc., are or were affected by the faith transition.
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Re: Lab rat

Post by Angel » Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:01 am

RubinHighlander wrote:
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:46 pm
That was good. I spent about 30 minutes and answered their dozen or so questions. I like how they made the latter part open input and not just multiple choice. If I had been thinking about it, I would have captured the questions and my responses and posted them up here. Maybe some other NOMer can return and report. It does not get into any dogma related questions, more along the lines of how your values, dissonance, self honesty, etc., are or were affected by the faith transition.
I might have been in defense mode, get biased around anything church related, but it felt to me like many of the questions insinuated everyone leaves because they are sinners - do you feel guilty for leaving? do you drink now, is that why you left? are you immoral now? What is it like to live without morals? Haha, that might be an exaggeration, but is what it felt like to me.

I do not feel guilt, I do not feel shame - how do you deal with your shame? Ans - I am not guilty of anything, I do not feel shame from leaving church. I know a few members who are filled with shame/worthiness issue - not me - no guilt here.
“You have learned something...That always feels at first as if you have lost something.” George Bernard Shaw
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Re: Lab rat

Post by Hagoth » Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:09 am

My answers leaned heavily toward the notion that church-induced shame was a major limiting factor in my personal growth and mental health, and that realizing the controlling nature of that false shame was the most important factor in breaking out of my arrested development and finding actual growth and wellness.

I thought the questions could have been worded better, or at least that a better explanation of the terminology could have been provided.
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” -Mark Twain

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