Faith transitions are hard. You might have spent your whole life believing something just to feel like the rug was pulled out from under you. I’ve put together a great big list of resources that have helped me deconstruct my relationship with mormonism and repair my relationship with family, friends, and myself after leaving.

Above all else, you deserve kindness and respect throughout this process. Give yourself space to deal with these hard topics, and please reach out for help if you need it. In my experience, all of the online communities I’ve linked to here are extremely supportive if you need somewhere to vent.


It’s valuable to deconstruct your faith when you’ve decided to leave, especially if you’re leaving a high-demand religion (some would say cult) like mormonism1. Especially if you have found mormonism to be abusive or manipulative, deconstruction is a healthy process that can keep you from getting hurt again.


  • Combating Cult Mind Control by Steve Hassan
  • No Man Knows My History by Fawn M. Brodie
  • Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Bushman
  • How to Leave the Mormon Church by Alyssa Grenfell
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson





Videos and Movies


Note: the links from this section open in Spotify.

Mental Health

Leaving a religion (especially a high-demand religion or cult) is tough. It can be traumatizing, isolating, and painful. This section is sorted by category rather than medium.

General Resources

Religious Trauma Resources

While it isn’t officially recognized as a disorder, religious trauma is a very real, very valid experience.

PTSD Resources

Many who leave the church experience trauma, and many who served missions or participated in other high-intensity roles within the church might experience PTSD.

Human Trafficking Resources

It is possible you survived human trafficking as a Mormon. There are resources available to support you.

Recovery from Narcissistic Family and Leaders

While many (if not most) Mormons are kind, generous, and good people, mormonism seems to create an especially welcoming environment for narcissistic people. I found these resources extremely valuable during my faith transition.


  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
  • Children of the Self-Absorbed by Nina W. Brown


Best of luck to you!

You’re doing brave things. Remember to love and respect yourself, and take care.