What's the proper reaction when a close friend or family member shows or expresses doubt with Church doctrine and/or a loss or weakening of testimony?
What would you do if a friend told you they struggled with certain doctrine?
Assume they're sinning?
Tell them you can't be around them anymore?
Tell them to read their scriptures and pray?
Tell your bishop or stake president?
Send the missionaries over?
Avoid the topic altogether?
Insist the Gospel is true?
What's the best way to help someone and support them in what is undoubtedly the most frightening period of their life?
What would you do?
What should you do?
And why would you do it - what outcome would you expect from it? Does it matter?
For those who have left the Church or are in this particular situation:
What have or did you experience from others?
What helped? what hurt?
What do you wish people would have done differently?
And, if applicable, what was the straw that finally broke your back?
By the way, this isn't me asking for advice. I didn't realize it could come out that way until just now.
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