Registration Agreement

PLEASE DO NOT SKIP READING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOUR REGISTRATION REQUEST WILL NOT BE SEEN OR APPROVED IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

**TO HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT APPROVED**, please follow the following four steps:

1. Before you accept these terms and conditions, take note of the four questions that you will need to answer in an email to hopeandhealinglds@gmail.com.

2. READ and accept these terms and conditions.

3. Create a username and password (which you will be able to do once you accept the terms and conditions). We recommend creating or using an anonymous email address for the forum, but know that you can also make your email private so that no one but admins have access to the email address. PLEASE create a username that does not look like random spam. Be creative. Anonymous screen names are encouraged. But don't just use random numbers or letters that may look like a spambot.

4. IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT APPROVED (and to help us not accidentally delete your request in all the spam we receive), please send an email to hopeandhealinglds@gmail.com, with responses to the following questions:

1. How did you find the forum?
2. What do you hope to get out of the forum?
3. Have you read all of these terms and conditions?
4. Do you agree to the terms and conditions?

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not send this email with answers to the above four questions, admins will not see your registration in the sea of spam that we get. NOTE: Please be sure to use the email address that is associated with your account registration, or we will be unable to approve your account.

**ABOUT THE FORUM**

This forum is a private, moderated, unofficial forum for LDS women (or women who are comfortable in an LDS environment) who have been personally affected by the pornography / sex addiction of a husband, boyfriend, child, or other close loved one. (For simplicity's sake, most content is directed to wives but is applicable to other loved one as well.) The forum was created as part of an unofficial cooperative effort of non-profit leaders, professional therapists, individual women in recovery wanting to help, and website managers who have seen a need for support for LDS wives of porn addicts. Information from the network of people can be found in links on the forum and on the public website.

(Note: If you are a professional therapist or non-profit leader in this realm of addiction recovery and would like to collaborate with the administrator of this forum, email her at hopeandhealinglds@gmail.com. You may not register for the forum unless you are also personally affected by a loved one with a sexual addiction, but can submit guest posts for the public blog at hopeandhealinglds.com.)

The goal of this forum is to provide a safe, positive, faith-based place for women to talk about the process of healing and recovery, and to provide resources and information about pornography/sex addiction and principles of recovery. Please note that there are various resources and personal opinions shared here, and not all principles or resources shared may be right for you right now. We don't necessarily endorse every facet of every perspective, but hope as you read through various resources, you'll be able to see patterns of truth and principles of healing that will help you in your journey.

Please also know that this forum is not designed to replace face-to-face support groups and/or professional therapy, but we hope it can help as an additional resource for those needing help, support, and encouragement. We want you to know that you are not alone, and hope and healing are possible!

**TERMS AND CONDITIONS**

SIGNING UP FOR THIS FORUM MEANS YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES, CONDITIONS, AND TERMS. (Yes, we know this is long, but please read it all)

Rules for engagement in the forum:

- Anonymous participation is allowed, but please create a screen name that makes you identifiable as a human and not a spambot. Don't just use random letters or numbers that might appear like spam to our administrators or participants.

- Respect for the privacy of others is ESSENTIAL. There is to be absolutely NO sharing of personal content from this board in email, blogs, or conversations, outside of this board, without written permission from individual comment/post authors. NO EXCEPTIONS. *This includes not discussing personal stories of women here with husbands, family members, or friends. Please do not let anyone else read the forum, and please ensure that your account is set to log out automatically after a certain period of time.*

- You CAN discuss *principles* or *resources* that you find helpful. Just keep names and personal elements and stories safe by not discussing, posting, copying, or pasting outside the forum.

- The board cannot be used for personal commercial purposes. (Sharing information from others who have commercial pursuits is allowed, as long as information is relevant and is shared not primarily for promotional purposes.)

- Keep content constructive. This *is* a place to ask for help with how to heal from the pain associated with this trial, how to respond in healthy ways to addictive behavior, what others have done when well-meaning leaders have not known how to help, etc. But this *isn't* a place to come "bash" your husband/loved one, your church leaders, or others.

- Be careful about giving advice. Try to keep comments in a personal voice ("this is what worked for me"), rather than telling others what they "should" do. (Links to helpful information from professionals is ok.)

Conditions for participation:

- Although you don't have to be LDS to participate, you understand that principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be actively discussed here, and you agree to respect this forum's religious focus. No trolling will be allowed.

- You understand that this forum cannot and should not be seen as a replacement for therapy or group therapy/12-step/other group work. We are not responsible for any actions you or anyone else in your life may choose to take as a result (direct or indirect) of reading or participating in this forum.

- You understand that even though measures are taken to protect your identity and privacy, any sharing on the internet comes with inherent risk. You assume ALL risk of participating in this forum. (See more detailed disclaimers below.)

- Any content deemed inappropriate by moderators/administrators may be deleted or edited without warning. Associated member accounts may also be deleted if the above rules or conditions are violated.

- We understand that it may take time to feel comfortable sharing much about your situation. It is not necessary to share extensive details at any time. But in order to keep this a safe place for everyone, please at least introduce yourself (it can be brief), by screen name, when you register, stating briefly how you found the forum and/or what you hope to get from your participation here. (You will see an introductions section at the top of the forum boards list.)

- Accounts that have no comments or no activity are subject to deletion and/or may require reactivation.

- Although we strive to keep content here consistent with the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this forum and its accompanying blog (hopeandhealinglds.com) are not officially associated with nor endorsed by the Church. Questions? Email us at hopeandhealinglds@gmail.com

FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE MORE GENERAL REGISTRATION TERMS TO WHICH YOU WILL ALSO BE EXPECTED TO ADHERE. (Legalese is necessary for our own protection. You are almost done!)

By participating in this forum, you understand that the administrative team has taken reasonable precautions at protecting your privacy, but you still understand that any sharing on the internet comes with inherent risks. You agree that this site, administrators, forum participants, or anyone otherwise associated with this forum, directly or indirectly, shall not be held liable for any negative consequences, perceived or real, resulting from participation in this forum or "personal application" of any advice or ideas shared in the forum. As such, you agree, through your registration in this forum, to fully and forever release forum administrators, participants, and any associated individuals or organizations from any claims, demands, damages or rights of action, present or future, resulting from your participation or any other personís participation in this forum.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.