In your Sons of Helaman groups, do the young men learn new inappropriate behaviors from each other as they tell their stories?
I got the following question in an email recently:
“In your Sons of Helaman groups, do the young men learn new inappropriate behaviors from each other as they tell their stories?”
I replied with the following:
Your question/concern is similar to the question we get from many of the parents of new young men. I had the same concern when the program was first created. Here is the good news: We have learned the there is no need during treatment to talk about the details of what happens in a “lost battle” in order to overcome the addiction. So, in group, we refer to all mis-behaviors as “lost battles”. The focus is on what happens before the lost battles. We have had no complaints from parents about young men learning new mis-behaviors. I hope that resolves your concern.”