Reconciling Mormon and LGBTQ+ Conflicts

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

Do you experience distress from conflicts between the teachings of the LDS Church and your own feelings about sexual orientation and/or gender identity?  Are conversations about these conflicts with loved ones, fellow church members, and ecclesiastical leaders daunting for you? Are you unsure which questions to ask, how to explain what you think and feel, and how to maintain healthy boundaries for yourself?

The spiritual and emotional suffering that arise from these conflicts can feel immeasurable, but it does not have to be. The suffering can be reduced; not by changing our religion or sexual orientation or gender identity but by shifting the way we frame the conflict and manage our distress.

This FREE 24-hour Mormons Building Bridges Contemplative Retreat is designed to help you approach these tensions, conflicts, and challenging conversations by discussing the most important questions, exploring your thoughts and feelings safely, and helping you to create and maintain healthy interpersonal boundaries.

The retreat follows a simple and clear curriculum of guided group discussions, introspection exercises, and individual journaling time. Ultimately, the MBB Winter Contemplative Retreat offers a rare opportunity for participants to reflect upon, renew, and reconnect with what matters most to them.

If you’re interested in more details about what will be discussed in this retreat, you can explore the Circles of Empathy small-group practice website.

Friday, Jan. 19th, 6pm to Saturday, Jan. 20, 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
  • Space is limited
  • 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.