Even though we’ve probably never met, I feel like I know you—and I wish I knew you even better. You are not the first person in my life to face a crisis of faith in recent years. I understand that it can be frightening to find yourself questioning a faith you have accepted and embraced. Let me reassure you that there is nothing wrong with having serious questions about your faith. I say that, in part, because I am a questioner, too.
I appreciate your willingness to let me share some of my thoughts with you. I hope the things I write here will be helpful, and I hope you’ll sense the honesty of what I share. My prayer is that you’ll understand why I am so settled about my own religious convictions, my faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My convictions have never been deeper than they are today; I have never been more optimistic about the Church’s future than I am now.