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.

Key Points:

  • Empathize with the Loss
  • Refocus Identity
  • Rebuild Relationships
  • Regain Equilibrium

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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. Why might it be tempting to be judgmental of or to give up on former Mormons as they navigate their journey?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. When might it become appropriate for a former Mormon to cut off a relationship with an LDS family member? Explain.
  7. What are some ways to help a former Mormon connect in new relationships with Christians?
  8. What are some reasons ex-Mormons might be hesitant to embrace new relationships, especially at church?
  9. “The three most important elements in regaining equilibrium are time, relationships, and good information.” Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  10. 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.