11. What can I do the restore my faith?

Faith in what? The institutional church? Faith in life? In people? Faith in yourself? In authority figures? Faith in God? Or faith in your old idea of God? It’s important to clarify just what you want to restore, as well as what you will miss if you don’t have it back. All of the above questions are related. Yet each question stands alone.

In years past, I and several others have held retreats to help explore these issues. If you are interested please email me.

Or talk to a counselor as you explore these questions.

Or, for starters, read The Truth About Malarkey to see how other people have wrestled with this set of questions.

Dee Ann Miller is the author of Enlarging Boston's Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation (2017) How Little We Knew: Collusion and Confusion with Sexual Misconduct (1993) and The Truth about Malarkey (2000)