In what ways did church leaders or members make your transition more difficult? Were there church leaders or members who were helpful to you? If so, how?

There are many members of the church who are genuine, kind people that have blessed my life, and I will never deny that. But I think the leadership doesn't realize how isolating it is when they say to "doubt your doubts." I was scared to discuss my faith crisis with anyone, my husband included, because I was afraid that they would be cruel towards my struggle, and this fear and struggle pushed me into the arms of the Exmormon community, who I knew would be sympathetic.

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