Ponder faith as a voyage, an oceanic journey. Some travelers surf with conviction, others face storms of doubt and islands of questions. But that’s the journey, isn’t it? Perfect faith, untouched by trials, is like a showy but unproven ship— attractive, yet untested. Doubts are not anchors; they’re navigational tools.

Picture marriage. Doubts and disagreements, just like in faith, don’t end the union. They’re just shades in a vibrant masterpiece of love. Without these elements, our narratives become vacant. In the chill of doubt, some abandon their faith, or are expelled by those viewing questions as betrayal. But shouldn’t we cherish the questions that light the flame of wisdom?

Questions are the compass of your spiritual expedition. Without them, you’re just a rudderless ship. No questions? That’s like a boat never venturing from the dock. Faith is a community, a chorus of unique voices. Embrace your doubts—every question adds a note to faith’s melody.

Seeking uniformity isn’t community, it’s an echo chamber.

View doubts as stepping stones towards enlightenment—and questions as the compass guiding your truth-seeking journey. Faith isn’t just doctrine—it’s community, acceptance, shared struggles.

Not having all the answers is not just okay—it’s essential. Sometimes, the real transformation is in the questions.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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