Over the years and as a pastor, I have often struggled after hearing stories of friends and people who experienced a loss of faith. It is one thing not to have faith in the first place, but for those who were active members of our faith communities to then reject God altogether—that is heartbreaking for me.
Apart from the theological implications (and they are grave), how does one interact with those who once had faith from a relational perspective? I recently read a fine article by Ruth Tucker that provides some reflections on how to respond to the loss of faith. I commend this article to you. You can download a pdf copy here: Loss of Faith