1380: Belief After the CES Letter – Feminism, Sexuality, Worthiness Interviews, Abuse, and Excommunication – Jim Bennett Pt. 4

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 4 of …

1287-1293: Surviving Spiritual Abuse and Suicidality as BYU-Idaho Faculty & Non-Believing Spouse – Ryan & Holly Nielsen

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Transitions, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Progressive Mormonism, THRIVE, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 15 Comments

For today’s Mormon Stories Podcast episode we interview Ryan Nielsen and Holly Parson Nielsen, who were both raised as devout Mormons in Rexburg, Idaho. After marriage, Ryan worked as full-time …

733-734: When Religions Praise and Protect Abusers

Mormon Stories Current Events, Race, Sexual Abuse 24 Comments

In this episode we discuss what happens when religions or religious people praise abusers in front of their victims. In April 2017, Keith Robert Vallejo, a Mormon bishop, was convicted …

646: Missionaries Pt. 4: Tre Shortland – Tormented over “Self Abuse”, Disillusioned by Uninspired Mission Leadership

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work 79 Comments

Tre Shortland was raised in Oakland, CA as a bi-racial Mormon (Filipino mother and New Zealander/Maori father). While he was very committed doctrinally to Mormonism, he was not crazy about Mormon …

645: Missionaries Pt. 3: Mike Woodruff – Gay, Abused on Mission, PTSD, Early Return

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Missionary Work 59 Comments

Mike Woodruff knew that he was attracted to men by age 14. After consulting with his LDS bishop, he was told that his “same-sex attraction” would “resolve itself” once he …