1392: The Faith Journey of an Ultra-Orthodox, Utah County Mormon Mom – Gretchen Day

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After being raised by an orthodox Mormon mother and a “redneck, somewhat Jack Mormon Pioneer stock dad,” Gretchen Day decided that she was going to be an “all in” Mormon …

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: …

1369-1371: The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City – Heather Gay and Dre Nord

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Recently I was super fortunate to sit down with reality tv stars Heather Gay and Dre Nord – who are both currently appearing on BravoTV’s “Real Housewives of Salt Lake …

1354: Informed Consent and Ableism in the LDS Church – Katie Harmon

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Katie Harmon was raised Catholic in Laramie, Wyoming. After falling in love with a Mormon boy at age 15, Katie became socially/emotionally converted to the LDS Church in spite of… …

1348: Surviving the LDS Church’s 12-Step Pornography “Addiction” Program (Dawna and Nik Berry)

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Was your marriage destroyed, or almost destroyed by the LDS Church’s 12-step program for pornography “addiction”? Join us today as we sit down with Nik and Dawna Berry to discuss …

1321-1327: The Excommunication of Mormon Bishop Sam Pinson and his Family in Ammon, Idaho

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Every once in a while we have an epic, multi-part Mormon Stories Podcast episode about a family who experiences a faith crisis together — wherein multiple family members (including some …

1304: Healthy Sexuality After a Mormon Faith Transition

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This presentation, delivered by licensed marriage, family, and sex therapist Natasha Helfer Parker, provides important information as to how to increase your sexual health during and after a Mormon faith …

1302-1303: Emotional Intimacy – The Key to Healthy Relationships during a Mormon Faith Crisis

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For the past 20 years I have been providing support, counseling, and therapy for Mormons navigating a faith crisis/transition, and for the past 10 years I have been partnering with …

1298-1307: Mormon Faith Crisis Retreat

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Twenty-ish years ago I began trying to support Mormons in faith crisis.  Fifteen-ish years ago I began collaborating with Marriage/Family/Sex Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker to provide structured workshops to Mormons …

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

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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 …

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 …