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The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

I know that things don’t always work out beautifully. They certainly don’t for me. In the times that my life gets really really hard, it helps to remind me that God does have a plan for me, that He does care for me, and that He can see the full picture when I can only see part.

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

What do we truly want? What does God want us to be? If we are not honest with ourselves on this journey, we risk losing our very worth. If we deny another’s chance to live honestly, we put them in danger. Follow wherever life pulls you; whether you believe that pull is from God or from your own intuition, just follow it.

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

The Board of Affirmation expresses its deep gratitude for the passion, commitment, and care with which Kimberly served. Her voice and perspectives are needed in Affirmation. She will fulfill her three-year commitment as a QPR trainer in Affirmation’s suicide prevention program. We are better as an organization for her service.

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

In today’s world, it’s so common to dig in our heels and make it an “us vs them” issue. People are no longer sitting on the same bench looking at the problem on the field. We’re on opposite sides of the field, the problem separating us, and we focus on beating the opposition instead of solving the problem.

Feeling Lonely in a Crowded Room? How to Prepare for Your Next Conference

Feeling Lonely in a Crowded Room? How to Prepare for Your Next Conference

You might not believe it, but even those who seem to be well-liked or popular encounter feelings of self-doubt or loneliness too. Here are some ideas to take with you to the upcoming Affirmation Conference to ward off the loneliness that might come. Try a few at your next event!

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

For decades we have witnessed members of our community suffering. As an organization, Affirmation feels best positioned to be the first contact for those in the LGBTQ+ community who reside with fundamental risk factors, particularly the LDS & LGBTQ+ intersection.

Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the LDS Foundation, QPR Institute training on suicide prevention will be provided to Affirmation leaders and at Affirmation conferences worldwide. Affirmation will also make training on trauma and suicide prevention available online at no cost.

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

Sue Williams, a grandmother of a gay Mormon, shares the much prayed for miracle for her family she witnessed while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

Dennis Williams, a grandfather of a gay Mormon, shares the deepening understanding wonderful change of heart he experienced while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.