My name is Bill Reel. I joined the Church as a teenager and from day one I took the Church very seriously. I strived to be a good member of the Church and wanting to know all there was to know about my new faith, I read every Mormon History or Doctrinal book I could get my hands on. I encountered critical thinking early on and weaved my way through difficult issues in the Church. Then while serving as a Bishop in my early 30’s I hit a major crisis of faith. I woke one day and nothing fit anymore. I almost left the Church and my faith community. Instead, I dove further into the issues, opened myself up to changing my beliefs, assumptions, and expectations….. what I found was a renewed faith. A real Faith. A beautiful and expansive faith. I created this podcast to help others like you to find their way to the other side. My main piece of advice is to stop forcing the facts to fit your assumptions and instead allow your assumptions to change. Many of us were taught a MORMONISM that simply is unrealistic, too simplistic, and too black and white. Open up and take a deep look at the real Mormonism, and hopefully like me, you will find the beauty that lies underneath!
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If I can be of any help to any of you, please don’t hesitate to email me – ReelMormon At Gmail Dot Com