On a per­son­al lev­el, my life has been an ongo­ing search for the Truth. It has been the pri­ma­ry moti­va­tion­al force in my life, along with my love for my fam­i­ly. That search led me into the Church many years ago, and ulti­mate­ly it led me out. My heart is the same; my desire to ‘choose the right’ unchanged. As I have grown and hope­ful­ly matured in my under­stand­ing of myself, and the world around me, it has been extreme­ly impor­tant for me to main­tain an open mind, and always con­sid­er the pos­si­bil­i­ty that I could be wrong.

That same atti­tude pre­vails today — I am will­ing to go wher­ev­er cred­i­ble evi­dence leads. If evi­dence comes for­ward that demands I recon­sid­er any or all of my cur­rent posi­tions, so be it. I remain ready to cor­rect any errors in my under­stand­ing, and get that much clos­er to the Truth. This approach has giv­en me an inner sense of peace, a broad­en­ing of under­stand­ing and per­spec­tive, that in fact has deep­ened con­sid­er­ably dur­ing the years since I reluc­tant­ly came to the real­iza­tion that the Church wasn’t what I had hoped and prayed for; not what it claimed to be.

I have a brief bio post­ed on the Mor­mon­Think web­site, for those who are interested:

Search­ing for Truth: My Jour­ney Into, and Out of, The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints

I also have a small blog with my thoughts on a num­ber of top­ics that are impor­tant to me:

The Exam­ined Life

The entire series of posts for ‘Exam­in­ing Church Claims’ can be down­loaded here in a sin­gle PDF:

Exam­in­ing Church Claims

Final­ly, I can be con­tact­ed by email at:


To the read­ers of this small piece, I wish you all well in your jour­neys toward Truth.

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