When a Child Leaves the Church

From an article by Robin Zenger Baker


We can embrace the principle that our children are blessed with agency, even when they use it to head in directions we don’t agree with.


One mother shares how applying the following suggestions helped her and other parents whose children have left the Church:

  1. Learn from others who have struggled.
  2. Recognize our children are also God’s.
  3. Focus on success.
  4. Adjust our expectations.
  5. Gain insight.
  6. Continue to show love.
  7. Hold on to hope.
  8. Maintain an eternal view.

Learn More

  • This video shows how another mother gained hope through a message from President Boyd K. Packer.