Help for Mormon Couples Dealing with a Faith Transition
- Are you or your spouse going through a faith transition?
- Do you feel like you can’t talk to your spouse about the faith transition because it will cause too much pain and sorrow?
- Are you confused why your spouse can’t seem to understand what you are experiencing?
- Do you feel betrayed by your spouse?
- Do you wish this was not happening?
- Does it feel like your marriage may not be able to survive the pressure and stress of the faith transition?
Brooke Booth, JD and Certified Life Coach
Hi, I am a certified life coach who helps people feel great about their mixed faith marriage. I was born and raised in the church. I did all the things (BYU, mission, temple marriage, kids). Now, I am in a mixed faith marriage due to my faith transition. I know what it is like. I know the issues and struggles. I know what works and what doesn’t work. I coach others figure out how to make their mixed faith marriage work too.
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I would be remiss if I did not give a quick shoutout to Brooke Booth who has been a life saver of a mixed faith mormon mixed faith marriage coach for me personally and I can’t recommend her enough.
It is definitely a process for us all but I want you to know there is hope. I have come from some of the lowest lows to some beautiful highs during this process and feel like I have matured and evolved so much in this process and still retained my self identify as the ABM in my marriage.”
“Need help? Almost a year ago a site about mixed marriage came up, yes I’m in one. The key word to me that day was Help. It read, “Need help Lets talk,” it was a free call for an hour. I couldn’t go wrong. l needed to sort out my life. She listened and told me she could help. We went to work soon after that. Even the first call helped. It was the most important call I ever made. I went from a train wreck to someone who made a phone call that changed my life. Thanks Brooke,I can’t thank you enough if you need help, give her a call.”
Thanks Brooke for being a critical piece of my re framing my approach to my mixed faith Marriage and how I am choosing to show up in it. You have truly been key in my life changing and mind blowing experience and opening up a world of possibilities.- Dallas
Working with Brooke really helped me see how my thought patterns were contributing to my misery around my faith crisis and my mixed faith marriage. I now know that The only person I can change is myself, and that is more than enough! I’ve been able to use the tools she has taught me to successfully navigate the messiness of not only my mixed faith marriage, but other areas of my life. Thank you Brooke!- Christi