• Guide to Leaving the Church

    Have you deconverted from the Seventh Day Adventist church and want to leave it, but don't know how to do that? Then this guide is for you. It takes you step-by-step through everything you need to do before you leave. Includes information on how to make new friends, the best way to tell your family and more.

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  • Is the SDA Church a Cult?

    The church has a lot of cult-like elements. In particular, the culture of the SDA church is very controlling. You are not forced to stay there; but leaving has disastrous consequences for defectors. It is elements like this that lead a lot of people to consider it a cult. Read this article and make up your own mind.

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  • The Exclusive, Insular Culture

    Outsiders don't often realize this, but the SDA church has its own unique culture. Entry into it is very exclusive; unless you are a member, you probably don't know that it exists. But it is this culture which makes it hard for defecting SDA's to leave, as it is hard to escape. To find out why, take a look at this article.

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Welcome to Leaving SDA

Have you deconverted from the Seventh Day Adventist church in your heart and mind, but are afraid to come out? then this website is for you. It provides guides, advice and tips for leaving the church.

If you want advice on how to leave, then start by taking a look at our guide on how to leave the church. If you want more information on the internal Seventh Day Adventist culture.

It is normal to be scared to leave. For more information on why you are, read our article on whether the SDA church is a cult or not.

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do"
-Bob Dylan

How to Leave

This article is the core of the website; it is a guide on how to deconvert from the SDA church. It takes you through all the steps that you should follow.

Action Plan for Youth

Our guide to leaving the church is not suitable for young teenagers (15 years and younger). Because of that, we have created this special guide just for them.

Is the Church a Cult?

This is a complicated question; and this article attempts to answer this question as best as it can by analysing its cult-like tenancies.

Exclusive Attitudes

Adventists don't shun non-believers; but they do separate themselves off of them. That is why deconverts often find it hard and scary to leave the church.

Exclusive Culture

What a lot of people on the outside don't realize, is that Adventists have their own exclusive culture. It has been built over years of exclusive, shared experiences.

Break the Sabbth

For those that have silently deconverted, breaking the Sabbath on the sly can be a bit of a challenge. Here are both simple & advanced tips for doing it quietly.

Conservative Members

To understand this website you need to know the difference between the conservative and liberal church. This article is an analysis of conservatives.

Liberal Members

And here is our other article that attempts to explain the difference between liberal and conservative churches. This article is an analysis of liberal churches.