1466-1468: Mormon Nuclear Submarine Commander & His Family – Kelly and Heather Laing

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Part 1: Mormon Nuclear Submarine Commander & His Family – Kelly and Heather Laing Pt. 1 Batten down the hatches and prepare for an epic Mormon Stories interview like you’ve …

1438: A Bishop’s Family Questions Mormonism – Kelly & Kayla Mikesell

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Kelly and Kayla Mikesell are a dynamic step-mother/daughter pair. Only recently did Kelly start to investigate the troubling issues with Mormon history that had been eating away at her children. …

1436-1437: When A Gay Mormon Man Marries a Woman – Kyle Ashworth

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Happy Utah Pride Week everyone! To celebrate Utah Pride week, I am sharing one of the most important interviews in the history of Mormon Stories Podcast. It is the story …

1420: Natasha Helfer’s Apostasy Trial for Sexual Health Advocacy

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Sexuality, Top 10 Women, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 32 Comments

Please join us now as we interview Marriage and Sex therapist Natasha Helfer as she discusses her pending Mormon disciplinary council for apostasy. Natasha Helfer’s membership council is taking place …

1386: The Miracle of Forgiveness: Why It Should be Removed from Deseret Book, and How You Can Help

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In my opinion, one of the most damaging books ever published by the Mormon Church is Spencer W. Kimball’s “The Miracle of Forgiveness.” Among other things, this book teaches that: …

1379: Belief After the CES Letter – Polygamy, Racism, LGBTQ Issues, and Prophets – Jim Bennett Pt. 3

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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 2 of …

1282-1286: Kalin Orgill Organ – Losing and Finding One’s Self in Search of Truth

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Periodically on Mormon Stories Podcast I try to interview “normal” or everyday Mormons about their faith journey – and in every case these “normal” Mormons turn out to be extraordinarily …

1150-1154: Donna Showalter: The Faith Crisis of a Former Provo, Utah Relief Society President

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What could cause one of the Mormon church’s “best and brightest” women to lose their faith in the church? For part 2 of this interview with Donna Showalter, we will hear …