I did experience very disturbing emotions. I did experience a lot of confusion. I did go numb for a while. I did lose friends. Some of my family wondered what the heck happened to me. But I made it. I have peace of mind. It has not gone away.
However, I’ve found that having mentors talking me through it, as well as a community of other people experiencing deconstruction and those who have endured it, invaluable! I couldn’t have made it without them.
I started The Lasting Supper in 2012, two years after I left the ministry and the church. These people, most of whom are still there, were my traveling companions. We’re all supporting each other as we come to a better place.