E97: The Impact of Religious Rigidity on Disaffiliated Young Adults.

Liz Brown MacDonald interviewed fifteen young adults from rigidly religious homes who had left the LDS Church and was amazed by how many similarities their stories had. For example, the lengths the children would go to to cover up their disaffiliation with the church; the way their parents would blame themselves for the children’s disaffiliation; the heartbreak that attended both parents and children. What could the LDS Church do to alleviate this suffering? This episode is from the 2021 Sunstone Summer Symposium.