My friend and his girlfriend will be meeting with their elders this coming week to confess the lengthy amount of time they've been committing "pornea". So far the elders know that he wants to meet with them and he wants to setup a time. He hasn't told them what for though.
He was asking me what the process will be like. I've never had to go through this before, but from what I read I told him:
I think once they tell the elders why they wanted to meet with them, the elders will setup a time for a judicial committee. My friend and his gf will then have to go confess to their parents about their "sins" and then fear the parental freakout that will ensue.
The day of the judicial committee at least three elders will make sure neither of them are recording the cult trial, then interrogate them both seperately and probably want all of the graphic details. They'll read scriptures, tell them how terrible they both are, send them out of the room and judge, then tell them to come back in and DF them. Sometimes there might be more than one JC meeting before the verdict.
They'll have the option for an appeal, which will be a waste of time.
To get reinstated they'll have to go to all of their meetings for a while, then write a letter requesting to be reinstated.
Is that all there pretty much is to it or are there details or steps I mixed up or left out that would make him feel better knowing before he goes?