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

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

This 24-hour MBB “Enduring Frustration” Contemplative Retreat is designed to help you explore the sources of your 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.

Each MBB Contemplative Retreat follows a specific curriculum of guided group discussions, introspection exercises, and individual journaling time. There is no teaching or instruction during the retreats; instead the focus is on creating safe space for contemplation about how to process our own internal conflicts. The retreats only suggests ways of approaching and holding the conflicts rather than ways of fixing or resolving them. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all-quick-fix’ offered in these retreats. These retreats focus on personal wisdom, virtues, and a relationship with the Spirit which in turn helps us manage our own conflicts in healthy and sustainable ways.

As with all the MBB retreats, the Enduring Frustration Contemplative Retreat offers a rare opportunity for you to slow down, reflect upon, renew, and reconnect with what matters most to you.

**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.