25 Things NOT to Say to a Loved One Leaving the Church

There are some common phrases that believing loved ones say to loved ones leaving the Church that are often hurtful, even when they are said with positive intent. I’ve also worked with many people who have left the Church that long to hear certain thing from their family members.

Here are 2 lists: what NOT TO say and TO say to a loved one leaving the Church. There’s an option to download PDF version that you can print out and share.

Download PDF 25 Things Not to Say to a Loved One Leaving the Church

Download PDF 25 Things TO Say to Loved One Leaving the Church

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  1. After my daughter came over to let us know of her decision to remove her name, and how and why she did. Here is the text i sent to her the next day to reaffirm how we felt: “I’m glad you came over last night and shared your spiritual journey. You seem to be in a better place, a place where you feel comfortable in your own skin and more at peace. I admire your tenacity to pursue your own path. We support you in your commitment to find what works for you. We love you and thanks again for the straight forward discussion.”

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