Cover Image from Jill Thomas and her family. Image by Jonathan Canlas.

With some of her friends on social media continually posting why they have chosen to leave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one LDS woman decided it was time to give the other side a voice.

Jill Thomas explained to that her friends who have left the Church have strong voices on social media and their posts have affected some of her non-member friends. Although she respects and rejoices in the agency of all people, Thomas wants to have a stronger public voice, letting others know that she chooses this faith.

Thomas, a mother who lost her 21-month-old daughter, Penny, three years ago, knows what it is like to question everything. Thomas explained that the passing of her daughter made her rediscover her faith.

“I am not just a lifetime member, I get up everyday and choose it.”

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