Email Groups

North Star sponsors a variety of email-facilitated support groups intended to provide a moderated forum in which you can offer and receive support in your efforts to faithfully and healthfully live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As interest, need, and activity level evolve, these groups are subject to change. If there is a particular demographic for which you feel a group would be beneficial, please let us know. If there is sufficient interest, we will consider creating such a group.



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Our Email Groups are members-only, password-protected, and powered by Google Groups. To receive permission to join, you must read and agree to abide by certain rules of membership.

We also require a brief description of yourself, your current situation, and a statement of why you are joining — that is, what you hope to contribute and to get out of the group. This information, however, will be kept strictly confidential and will be for moderator reference only. We ask it in an effort to maintain an atmosphere of safety within the groups.

Once admitted, you may, if you desire, remain anonymous or post under a pseudonym. You should be aware that your e-mail address will be visible to anyone in the group.

If you need more anonymity than that, you should join under a secondary or non-disclosing e-mail address that does not provide identifying information. You can get a personalized Google e-mail address for free by clicking here.

Once you have been accepted, you will be able to send e-mail to the entire group by emailing the group address. You will also receive messages from the group. The daily e-mail volume varies, depending on the group, but can be as high as several messages per day. You will have the option of:

  • receiving individual e-mails from everyone who posts,
  • receiving a single e-mail a day containing a “daily digest” of all the posts, or
  • receiving no e-mails at all, but rather reading the posts on the private, password-protected Google Groups homepage (Note: option 3 is available only to users who sign up using a Google email account).

You can change the way you receive group emails at any time by accessing your settings from the group homepage or by emailing groups@northstarlds.org.

When you reply to any particular post to the group, your response will automatically be sent to all members of the group.

Discussions are generally free-flowing and casual.


 Groups for Individuals


Same-Sex Attraction

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Men


Men only

18+

Single or Married

For men who experience homosexual attraction;

As well as for men who have never experienced homosexual attraction whose sole motivation is to give support and increase their own understanding.


+ Additional Groups for Men

 

Married Men

Married or engaged

 

Young Adults

Ages 18-30

Men and Women

 

Addiction Recovery

Sexual Addictions

Men Only


Join Group(s)

Same-Sex Attraction

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Women


Women only

18+

Single or Married

For women who experience homosexual attraction;

As well as for women who have never experienced homosexual attraction whose sole motivation is to give support and increase their own understanding.


+ Additional Groups for Women

 

Married Women

Married or engaged

 

Young Adults

Ages 18-30

Men and Women



Join Group(s)

Gender Dysphoria or Gender Variance

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Transgender


Individuals, Family & Friends

18+

Single or Married

For individuals who have feelings of dissonance between their biological sex and their internal sense of gender or gender identity;

As well parents, spouses, or other family members and friends whose sole motivation is to give support and increase their own understanding.


+ Additional Groups

 

Young Adults

Ages 18-30

Men and Women



Join Group(s)


 Groups for Spouses, Family & Friends


Same-Sex Attraction

Spouses Groups

Spouses (SSA)


Men and Women

18+

Married or engaged

For wives of men and husbands of women who were formerly homosexually oriented or who currently experience homosexual attraction.

Currently married individuals and those who are engaged, or who are serious enough in a relationship that they are considering engagement, are welcome.


Join Group

Same-sex Attraction and Gender Dysphoria or Gender Variance

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Friends & Family


Men and women

18+

Status not relevant

For parents, siblings, spouses, friends, or local Church leaders to provide an open and supportive forum to encourage, strengthen, and educate one another, and to learn how to best encourage, strengthen, build up, and support our loved ones who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.


Join Group

Gender Dysphoria or Gender Variance

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Spouses (Transgender)


Men and Women

18+

Married or engaged

This group is for men and women who are married to individuals who have feelings of dissonance between their biological sex and their internal sense of gender or gender identity.

Currently married individuals and those who are engaged, or who are serious enough in a relationship that they are considering engagement, are welcome.


Join Group


Check out our Facebook Groups

In a greater effort to bring our community together, we now have our own array of completely private and confidential Facebook groups, including Spanish, Portuguese, and youth groups.


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