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Mentoring by Former Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

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Mentoring by Former Latter-day Saints (Mormons)


Hurt. Confused. Angry. Unsure. Afraid. Perhaps you are no longer sure that the LDS Church is true. Or maybe you are sure it is not true. However, friends and family who still believe surround you, and it may be difficult to talk these things out with someone you trust. In addition to doing your own private research on troubling issues (see our page, If Mormonism Is Not True…), you may find it helpful to request a mentor. A mentor would be someone who has already walked this road and found peace, joy, and answers to some of life’s most challenging questions, and is available to communicate with you privately online. 

IRR’s mentoring program has helped hundreds of people find spiritual freedom and fulfillment in Christ. In 2022 we arranged with the Utah-based ministry Faith After Mormonism to help connect questioning and former Latter-day Saints who visit our site with individuals who have themselves left the LDS Church and gone through the process of establishing a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ with like-minded believers. You may request a mentor directly from this page using the form below, or if you prefer you may visit the website of Faith After Mormonism to find out more about their ministry. 

“I cannot express the words how much it meant to me that there was a former Mormon with whom I could share when I was questioning Mormonism.” – Launa, mentoree 

Why request a mentor: 

  • To talk to someone safe who really cares about your concerns
  • To get truthful answers to troubling doubts and questions
  • To benefit from someone who has successfully left Mormonism
  • To get help sorting out fact from fiction and truth from error 

What a mentor is: 

  • Trained and qualified
  • Someone who cares about you
  • Committed to help you grow spiritually
  • A guide to exploring relevant topics relating to  faith after Mormonism 

What a mentor is not: 

  • Not perfect, but a growing believer in Christ
  • Not a professional or licensed counselor
  • Not a pastor
  • Not available at any and all times 

Your mentor’s commitment to you: 

  • To befriend and encourage you
  • To create an accepting and non-judgmental environment
  • To be available to meet online regularly
  • To ask attentive questions to understand your specific situation
  • To create a thoughtful plan for each meeting
  • To pray for you 

Your commitment: 

  • To be teachable and keep an open mind
  • To  communicate openly with your mentor about your relationship
  • To faithfully show up at scheduled online meetings
  • To fulfill brief actions items given to you by your mentor for your growth
  • To respond to your mentor in a timely manner
  • To respect your mentor's boundaries 

What to do next:  

  • Complete the form below to help Faith After Mormonism best select your mentor.
  • You will receive a return email to verify your request.
  • You will be welcomed and introduced to your mentor.

How it works: 

  • Connect in online conversations with caring people who were once active believing Mormons.
  • You set the agenda…what is important to you.
  • Men are assigned to men and women to women. (For legal and ethical reasons, mentoring services are not available to minors.)
  • Continue the relationship only as long as you find it helpful.
  • Free: All mentors volunteer their time because they care about you.
  • You make no commitments or obligations and will never be solicited for donations. 

Please complete the following profile to aid us in matching you with a mentor best suited to correspond with you. [*indicates required fields]

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