“I would love the opportunity to attend as I am in desperate search for healing what feels like a broken and lost self.”
“I feel this retreat would help me find a context for my situation that I haven’t yet been able to find.”
“It would be a godsend for me to be able to talk to people who are experiencing the same things I am.”
For those of you who are in the financial position to help another struggling Mormon (or Mormon couple) through a Mormon faith transition – there are several individuals and couples who are seeking financial support to attend our Park City July 15th-16th Mormon Transitions retreat, but who are not in the financial position to attend. If any of you would be in a position to financially fund a scholarship or two, please consider a donation here.
$300 funds one scholarship. $600 allows a couple to attend together. All donations are tax deductible and go towards keeping the Open Stories Foundation alive (which includes Mormon Stories Podcast, Mormon Matters Podcast, Mormon Transitions Podcast, A Thoughtful Faith Podcast, etc.).
More quotes from applicants below.
P.S. If anyone here still desires to attend the July 15-17 Park City Mormon Transitions retreat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a bit about your story and why you would like to attend. We will do all we can to help.
“I so badly want to find some peace and understanding so that I might also be able to help my friends and family that find themselves in a similar situation.”
“I feel a huge sense of loss and betrayal, and I feel the empty space that is left when you lose such a huge part of your life.”
“I feel my identity has been profoundly shifted, and I have lost many of the people that built my personal community.”
“I believe this retreat will provide me with an opportunity to talk openly with other people who are experiencing the same kind of transition and loss that I am experiencing.”
“Losing a sense of connection has been one of the most difficult side effects of this transition, and I believe this retreat will help ease the feeling of isolation that I have had.”
“I am hoping to leave the retreat with new connections, a calm mind, and a hopeful heart.”
“Virtually all of our friends are LDS, so it would be nice for us to interact with people who have been through similar transition struggles as we have.”
“Both of our families are deeply LDS, and we’re very worried about how we’ll eventually break the news to them. We want to learn how to stand up for ourselves while maintaining our close relationships.
We want to learn how to strengthen our own minds and our own relationship without the church as an influence. This is foreign territory for both of us, and we want to make sure that neither our relationship nor our mental health suffers from this transition.
We want to learn how to raise our future kids in a moral yet non-religious home.”
“I would love to learn and grow in a safe environment, I don’t have friends I can talk to about any of this, and I have so many questions.”
“I would never have made it this far without Mormon Stories! Never!”