A visitor to an LDS social networking site, LDS.net, where Mormons share their voices and faith transparently, explains what she experienced as a result of her associations with other site members:
I stumbled into the LDSTalk chat room 7 1/2 years ago. I had been inactive for over 12 years and did not have any LDS friends. I wanted a place to chat with LDS people, in a non threatening way to try and “ease” back into the church. Ben always gave me great advice and encouragement as I started going back to church. Another person I met in the chat room was Giggles. She has been by my side through the good times, bad times, and every step of the way as I became active and was with me in March when I went through the Temple to receive my endowments. I would certainly consider her friendship and influence in my life a positive and thinking about it now, would say that I owe you a debt of gratitude Heather for providing us a chat room to meet in. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.