A faith crisis is like turbulence on a airplane: one minute everything is fine, then the plane starts shaking; you feel powerless and scared. Worse, unlike on an plane where your fellow passengers are gripping their seats the same way we are, in a faith crisis we often feel like we’re alone. Though airplane turbulence usually passes, nothing returns to normal after a faith crisis. Going through this transformation isn’t easy, but it can lead to a deeper faith, a richer life, and greater communion with our traveling companions.
Boyd Jay Petersen