Supporting others in their journey

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Supporting others in their journey

Post by DBMormon » 23 Feb 2015, 18:00

Went to Las Vegas this past Friday as I was invited by a LDS member who is putting together a group of members who are navigating questions. There was a wide spectrum from a significant other there to support their spouse to members who simply enjoy deeper discussions to those who are struggling within the faith paradigm. We started at 4pm and went inside at 9 PM and continued to about 11PM. 32 - 37 people. Everyone seemed grateful and appreciative. and while it didn't solve everything I felt like all walked away better than they came. Only about half knew each other and some came as far as 6 hours away. Soooooo cool!

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Post by mom3 » 23 Feb 2015, 18:17

:thumbup: We need more of these, clearly, thank you. I know we can't fix everything, but you do so much.
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Re: Supporting others in their journey

Post by Ann » 23 Feb 2015, 19:32

DBMormon wrote:Went to Las Vegas this past Friday as I was invited by a LDS member who is putting together a group of members who are navigating questions.
Very cool! How did the group come together? Did the member do this solo? Leaders aware? How was it publicized? Etc. Thanks!
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Re: Supporting others in their journey

Post by Holy Cow » 23 Feb 2015, 20:25

Wow! This sounds awesome. I'm in Las Vegas. I wish I had known about it. I definitely would have liked being there. That's a great idea! I'm sure somebody could have a full-time job traveling around to different unorthodox 'congregations' like this.
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Post by DBMormon » 24 Feb 2015, 09:30

Ann wrote:
DBMormon wrote:Went to Las Vegas this past Friday as I was invited by a LDS member who is putting together a group of members who are navigating questions.
Very cool! How did the group come together? Did the member do this solo? Leaders aware? How was it publicized? Etc. Thanks!
There is a family where several of the adults and teenagers listen to the podcast. They wanted to help others have validation and have support to make it work if they want. He called me and invited me to come to Vegas and meet their family and help promote a LDS support type group where they all could meet every 3 months or so. This was completely off the radar of the Church entity and was absolutely faith positive while validating issues.

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Post by DBMormon » 24 Feb 2015, 09:32

Holy Cow wrote:Wow! This sounds awesome. I'm in Las Vegas. I wish I had known about it. I definitely would have liked being there. That's a great idea! I'm sure somebody could have a full-time job traveling around to different unorthodox 'congregations' like this.
They are going to do more of these. here is the contact details so you can get in the loop if you wish
Las Vegas **SUPPORT GROUP** - Clay Bloxham = cblox7 AT gmail DOT com
email him and get in on the next go around

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Post by SamBee » 24 Feb 2015, 12:08

Very glad it went well.
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Re: Supporting others in their journey

Post by Awakening » 17 Mar 2015, 11:59

Bill, do you know of any groups like this in Arizona? I am near Phoenix. Thanks! Also, thank you for your podcasts. I really appreciate your honesty and candor.

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Post by DBMormon » 20 Mar 2015, 03:37

I am unaware of any support groups in Arizona. That said my family and I are moving to St. George. I leave Monday and should be there by Wednesday. St. George is not too far from arizona.... so if I can do anything from there or even travel to do something like that in your area, I am sure I can make it happen.
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