Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

When a person leaves Mormonism, much of his or her identity is stripped away. But we can build a new identity based on a relationship with God.

Key Points:

  • Being a Mormon Is a Family and Social Identity
  • Leaving Mormonism Can Cause Disorientation
  • Hope for a New Identity Comes From a Relationship with Jesus

See Also: Identity

Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Describe the sense of identity you felt when you were Mormon.
  4. How did it feel to lose that sense of who you were? Explain.
  5. What elements of your LDS identity have you retained, if any?
  6. What are some of the problems in defining our identity as being “ex-Mormon”?
  7. Read Romans 8:15-16. What promises does this passage make?
  8. Read Ephesians 2:12-13 and 2;19-22. What does this say about what our identity used to be compared to what it is now?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of Your Faith Journey After Mormonism series and the Clarifying Salvation After Mormonism series.