Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.
A caring mentor can help former Mormons cope with loss and rebuild their personal identity - apart from the LDS church.
- Empathize with the Loss
- Refocus Identity
- Rebuild Relationships
- Regain Equilibrium
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Talk About It
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Why might it be tempting to be judgmental of or to give up on former Mormons as they navigate their journey?
- Read Luke 9:57-62. What losses did you suffer when you came to faith in Christ? Why is this the normal experience of Christians from every background?
- Read Matthew 19:29. How does this give hope to ex-Mormons dealing with loss? What other verses can you think of that would help?
- When might it become appropriate for a former Mormon to cut off a relationship with an LDS family member? Explain.
- What are some ways to help a former Mormon connect in new relationships with Christians?
- What are some reasons ex-Mormons might be hesitant to embrace new relationships, especially at church?
- “The three most important elements in regaining equilibrium are time, relationships, and good information.” Do you agree or disagree, and why?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormons Training series.
This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormons series.