I can’t thank all of you enough for the support you have shown me. I’m trying to respond to all your comments but with Mother’s Day this past weekend I’ve been tied up with family get togethers. This coming week I hope to respond to every comment that has been made in my coming out story, but I don’t know if I can promise that.
Many of you have decided to follow me here on WordPress and so, for you, let me give you a heads up on blogs I will be writing this week.
Before I came out to people I knew, I had a couple of conversations with people I didn’t know about my impending loss of faith. These conversations were pivotal to my…er…awakening…? The first conversation I had was with the Clergy Project screener. I’ll let you in the important parts of that phone call in the same format as I told you my coming out story. The next conversation I had was with a universalist pastor in a Facebook group. It kinda felt like he was giving me marriage counseling, but with God instead of my wife. Both those conversations brought me further to where I am today. I’ll either just screen shot on the Facebook messenger convo, or copy/past it in a post.
The love of my life, the center of my universe, the funniest & sexiest best friend I have ever known is still kinda…weird about this. Tonight she gave me the whole “none of your friends think you’re an atheist” bullshit. Anyways, I plan on writing about her this week and I’ll probably be listening to you for advice, especially those of you who are still married to spouses who are theists. I only ask if you guys could be respectful of her. I imagine she’s having just as hard as a time as I am. And I still love her, so if we can refrain from the whole “she needs to grow a pair” and “you’re just a big wuss” comments…that’d be greeeaaattt.
While I’ve received waves of support from you guys, I’ve had a few visitors that don’t seem to understand how upsetting deconversion is or Christians who don’t understand why deconversion was unavoidable and irreversible for me. I’d like this blog to one day move from stories about me to a site dedicated to helping people process deconversion, either their own or their love one’s. This is where your stories will make a difference, and so many of you have shared such intimate stories about your deconversion, I think together we can help people. I really think we can.
Anyways, that’s what I got on the docket for this week. Hope to hear from you too!