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Enduring Frustration

To apply, please submit an email to  info@mormonsbuildingbridges.org

Many people feel frustrated by the ongoing conflicts between policies of the LDS Church and their own feelings about sexual orientation and gender identity, which sometimes turns into anger and outrage. This can be exhausting and wear us down. Are you looking for ways to help you abide this frustration and better cope with these feelings?

This 24-hour MBB Contemplative Retreat is designed to help you explore the sources of your anger and frustration with greater precision, deepen your understanding of how you respond to these emotions, and identify better methods of self-care and resiliency. The retreat will provide time and safe space to express your thoughts and process your emotions.  Ultimately, this retreat will help you become more mindful of your concerns and how to address them in sustainable ways.

While we will be following a specific curriculum of guided group discussions, introspection exercises, and individual journaling time, there is no teaching or instruction during these retreats; instead the focus is on creating safe space for contemplation about how to process our own internal conflicts. This retreat only suggests ways of approaching and holding the conflicts rather than ways of fixing or resolving them. There are no ‘one-size-fits-all-quick-fix’ offered in these retreats. Thus, these retreats take a long-term view of the issues; prioritizing personal wisdom, moral virtues, and a relationship with the Spirit which can in turn help us find our own path of managing the conflicts in healthy and sustainable ways. These retreats are only primers to get you started or to give you a boost in your own process.

As with all the MBB retreats, the Abiding Frustration and Outrage Contemplative Retreat offers a rare opportunity for you to slow down, reflect upon, renew, and reconnect with what matters most to you. Find more information about the curriculum here.

Friday, 6pm to Saturday, 8pm

**NOTE: Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the entire retreat–6:00 p.m. Friday until 8:00 p.m. Saturday. To achieve our goals and to maintain unity, we cannot have participants arriving late or leaving early.


  • 24-hour retreat
  • A simple and clear curriculum of guided group discussions, introspection exercises, and individual journaling time
  • Lodging and delicious meals are provided, FREE of charge
  • To apply, please submit an email to  info@mormonsbuildingbridges.org

Future Mormons Building Bridges Contemplative Retreats

MBB hosts a contemplative retreat every season – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. If you are unable to secure a spot for this retreat, just check the dates for the other MBB Retreats.