For some people, it’s one of the biggest—and most frightening—questions of all: What if I don’t believe anymore? Do I dare walk away?
When a faith crisis is staring you in the eyes, you might feel stuck, paralyzed, or terrified in a hundred different ways. Your entire world of family and friends revolves around your center of spirituality: church, mosque, synagogue, or other place of worship. You can’t imagine life without that support system, but at the same time, you know that something is shifting inside of you. Calling you to take a different road, to explore what faith and spirit mean for you in a new way.
You’re NOT alone.
In recent years much has been written about the rise of the “nones”—people who check the box for “none” on surveys of religious affiliation. A 2013 Harris Poll of 2,250 American adults, for example, found that 23 percent of all Americans have forsaken religion altogether. A 2015 Pew Research Center poll reported that 34 to 36 percent of millennials (those born after 1980) are nones and corroborated the 23 percent figure, adding that this was a dramatic increase from 2007, when only 16 percent of Americans said they were affiliated with no religion.
There may well come a time when you want some support. You feel you want to talk to someone encouraging and knowledgeable but neutral. When you’re there, get in touch with me.