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Doctor John Dehlin is a well known community builder and social critic inside the world of Mormonism. He is an agitator who presses for social and cultural reform in the right-wing, hyper-conservative Mormon world. John is a bright, charismatic leader that is both well loved and derided by those who have left the Mormon faith
This essay was first published on the Mormon Expression blogs on March 12, 2012 My relationship with Mormonism is complex. I have served as a commentator, critic, research, occasional defender, and a former member. I have been in the shoes of the skeptic and the believer; I have lived on both sides of the fence.
For several years I was a vocal critic of the Mormon Church. I spent 30+ years devoted to the religion before I lost my faith and came to understand how harmful it was. After that, I wanted to help support others in the difficult transition out of religious devotion. I was a podcaster and writer