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

This lesson explores how Mormons typically relate to non-Mormons, in order to understand the attitudes and experiences one can expect to face as a member of a religious minority in Utah.

Key Points:

  • Not All Mormons Are the Same
  • The LDS Church Wants to Convert You
  • Mormons Are Very Sensitive About Their Public Image
  • Being Non-Mormon in Utah Can Be a Challenge
  • Our Response

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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. What kind of differences have you observed between various Latter-day Saints you have met? What kind of similarities have you seen?
  4. Tell us about some ways that your LDS neighbors have reached out to befriend you.
  5. Have you experienced any efforts of Mormons to share their beliefs with you? What happened? How did you respond?
  6. On a scale of 1 to 10, how friendly (10) or unfriendly (1) do you think your neighbors would say you are, and why?
  7. How can our expectations and attitudes contribute to isolating us from our LDS neighbors?
  8. What are some positive ways that you can break through isolation in your neighborhood? What have you tried, and what was the result?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.