We are excited to have you join us in the North Star Email Groups!
To ease the process of enrolling, you can now join multiple men's groups at once! Please select all of the groups you would like to join:
By joining the North Star Men Email Group, you are certifying that you are:
or, if you do not experience same-sex attraction, you are certifying that you are:
Anyone who joins under false pretenses will be removed.
By joining the North Star Married Men Email Group, you are certifying that you are:
By joining the North Star Young Adults Email Group, you are certifying that you are:
By joining the North Star Sexual Addiction Recovery Email Group, you are certifying that you are:
or, if you who have experienced significant recovery and would like to offer support. you are certifying that you are:
North Star wholly supports the doctrines and teachings of the Church related to the appropriate bounds of romantic and sexual expression...
Specifically that “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children,” and that “God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).
Posting content or arguments that undermine Church doctrines and teachings—particularly those concerning the sacred and eternal nature of sexuality, gender, marriage, and the family—or dissuade members from keeping covenants is strictly prohibited.
You will keep all content, names, and personal information strictly confidential...
And obtain permission before forwarding, discussing, or summarizing messages here with anyone who is not a member of this specific discussion group, including spouses or other family members.
Be mindful of confidences when posting the same message across multiple groups (cross-posting).
Sexually explicit materials are not allowed, such as graphic descriptions of sexual experiences, nude or erotic images, or coarse, vulgar, or offensive language.
Any private acting out between people who have met through this group or at any event advertised through this group will be grounds for removal.
You must notify group moderators immediately if approached by any current or former group member for any inappropriate behavior, which includes any sexually-based behavior or threatening/violent behavior or language. Please be prepared to forward the conversation to the moderator word for word if possible. Failure to disclose knowledge of such activities may be grounds for removal from this group.
These commitments apply to posts and comments made openly to the group and in private messaging
Subject Headings: As a courtesy for those viewing email in a public forum, please refrain from using sexually- or homosexually-related words in the subject headings.
ALL CAPS is generally viewed as yelling. Use sparingly.
Respect other people’s time. When you post to a discussion group, avoid posting frivolous content. While posts that foster community can be appropriate, please avoid light-minded posts that distract from others’ need/requests for support.
Review your message before you hit send. Although this is a confidential environment, once an email has been posted, there is no way to retract it, so think carefully about the content of your message. Also, grammar and spelling errors make it difficult for your audience to read, so please re-read your messages before posting them.
This group is not a replacement for personal therapy nor is it a journal or weblog. If you are in a place of trauma in your life or marriage, please seek out professional help.
Posting vague requests for support or “cries” for help or rescuing can cause the group to feel powerless. Please be specific with your requests and clearly focus your requests on how folks might meet your needs.
Please speak only for yourself and only about your own experience, feelings, and beliefs using “I-statements” wherever possible; never use “you should” statements. Avoid giving unsolicited advice.
This is not a place for sarcasm, shaming, name calling, blame/fault finding, demands/threats, or correcting others. Leave correction and conflict resolution to the moderation team.
For this group to remain a safe place for everyone, especially those who are new to this community, we need to be kind to one another.
We expect that all who post messages will do so with an attitude of love and friendship. Heartfelt discussion is encouraged. Disagreement, debate, and bantering are welcome, so long as they remain respectful and friendly. Avoid contention, insults, and unkind criticism. Outside of a few clear, gospel-centered values, many viewpoints and opinions are represented here; so, you cannot expect or insist that everyone will automatically share yours.
If you disagree with a post, you have two options: ignore it or reply with your own experiences without diminishing others feelings or experiences. Ask yourself, “What is it like to be on the other side of me?” Remember that there is a real person on the other end of whatever you put out there.
Some members of this group may struggle with their testimonies or with homosexual behavior; please be willing to offer support to strengthen their resolve to live the gospel.
Approach differences with an open mind, kindness, and humility and allow each individual the privilege of a safe environment to seek support to live the principles of the gospel.
You may only post or advertise groups, activities, internet sites, or publications whose ideals or content are in harmony with the core values and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ—whether from secular or religious sources.
Events or resources referenced must be explicitly and exclusively supportive of the values and behavioral standards of the Church.
All events or resources must be approved by a moderator before posting. Please give the moderators plenty of time for review.
While North Star supports the doctrines and teachings of the Church relative to marriage, family, and the appropriate bounds of sexuality, we are not a political advocacy organization and posts of this nature are out of line with the mission of North Star and may not be posted.
Moderators may remove any post at any time if found to conflict with North Star’s mission and purpose. When in doubt ask a moderator first.
You are now ready to enroll as a member of the North Star Email Groups.
All information you provide below is for moderator reference only and will be kept strictly confidential.
For group purposes, you are free to identify yourself with your own name or a pseudonym, but be sure to review your Google profile, if you have one, to ensure that its content is appropriate to the purpose of the group and does not disclose more about you than you may wish to.
Again, 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 “secret” e-mail address that does not provide identifying information. You can get a personalized Google e-mail address for free.
Though you are not required to use your real name on discussions in the email group, you are required to use it during the enrolling process. *EXPLAIN WHY*
If you have personal concern about providing your real name, but commit to abide by group rules and feel participation would be beneficial, please describe your concerns in your subscription request and we will consider exceptions on a case by case basis.
Married Men's group
Young Adults group
Sexual Addiction Recovery group
Upon submitting your application, you will be signed up to receive a short series of messages that will help you make the best of your online community experience.
This information will never be shared for third party