Now Organizing Local Mormon Faith Crisis Mini-Workshops

John Dehlin Community, Faith Transitions, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis 3 Comments

Friends and listeners who are: 1) struggling with a Mormon faith crisis, 2) in a Mormon mixed-faith marriage, or 3) struggling with marriage/family issues relating to a Mormon faith crisis …

871-873: Tim Birt – A Therapist’s Perspective on Protecting Children in Mormonism

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In this episode, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tim Birt shares with us his perspective on three questions: Part 1) In what ways are LDS policies …

870: Sam Young and ProtectLDSChildren.org – Apostasy Charges and March for the Children

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In this episode, we check in with Bishop Sam Young to discuss progress in his petition to end sexually-invasive questions to children during clergy interviews.  We also discuss his plans …

862-864: Christianity After Mormonism: South Mountain Community Church

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The South Mountain Community Church has become home for many former Mormons—which make up nearly half of the congregation. As strange as it may sound to some, the church also …

831-833: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 4-6

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Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. …

808: Scouting Controversies and the Mormon Church – With Peter J. Brown

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This episode of Mormon Stories features Peter J. Brown, Chief Financial Officer for the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In this interview, we discuss the history …

783-784: Jason Echols of Reddit /r/exmormon

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In this two-part interview we sit down with Jason Echols – one of the founders/pioneers of the exmormon subreddit (/r/exmormon). For tens of thousands of questioning, doubting, and post-mormons, the …

769: On Building Secular Communities: Bart Campolo interviews John Dehlin interviews Bart Campolo

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“Over three decades of Christian ministry, Bart became increasingly committed to building loving relationships, working for social justice and cultivating a sense of gratitude for the wonders of life. Now, …

767-768: Navigating Progressive Mormonism with Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler

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In this Mormon Stories podcast series, John and Margi interview Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler to explore their experiences navigating progressive Mormonism. In this series we …

765-766: Staying Actively Engaged in Mormonism – The “A Thoughtful Faith” Panel

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In this Mormon Stories series, John and Margi interview three of the hard-working moderators for the “A Thoughtful Faith” Facebook support group.  The ATF group is comprised of LDS church …

759: The Courage of Savannah

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

751: Reflections of a Mormon/Post-Mormon Activist: Looking Back and Forward

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This episode is a recording of Dr. John Dehlin’s goodbye presentation to Cache Valley Oasis – a secular support community formed in Fall of 2015 in Logan, Utah. In his …

717-720: Heidi and Josh Packard’s Mormon Transition

Mormon Stories Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Transitions, Marriage & Family 30 Comments

SUPER honored/proud to release my latest interview with Heidi Nielson Packard and Dr. Josh Packard. This powerful, informative, and in-depth interview covers: Heidi and Josh’s very orthodox Mormon upbringing and early years …

706: Women of a Certain Age (WOCA)

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We are a group of women 40+ with longer life experiences. We are grandmothers, mothers, aunts, single, divorced, widowed or married. We are LGBT friendly and feminists! Many of us …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Missionary Work, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 108 Comments

In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

604: The Oasis Network of Secular Communities – A Possible Home for Unorthodox and Post-Mormons

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As progressive and post-Mormons continue to leave the LDS church in increasing numbers, many former LDS church members miss the sense of community that they once enjoyed as active Mormons. …

594-595: Alison Udall and Mormon Spectrum

John Dehlin Community, Mormon Transitions, Women & Feminism 16 Comments

Alison Udall is the co-founder and main force behind Mormon Spectrum – a web site dedicated to supporting Mormons across the belief spectrum with content and community.  Since the release …

581-582: Steve and Chris Holbrook on Discovering and Growing Healthy Post-Mormon Communities

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In this two-part episode, Steve and Chris Holbrook discuss the following: Part 1: Their early years in the LDS church, their disaffection from the church, and the factors that led …