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

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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 …

1412-1413: When A Mormon Bishop Falls In Love with a Single Mother – Matthew & Elizabeth Shakespear

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Part 1: What Happens When a Mormon Bishop Loses His Faith – Matthew & Elizabeth Shakespear Pt. 1 Part 2: What Happens When a Mormon Bishop & Single Mom Fall …

1411: LDS Church Makes Important Baby Steps to Support Mixed-Faith Relationships: April 2021 Liahona Articles

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This week in the April 2021 Liahona (Mormon church monthly magazine) the LDS church released 6 online articles attempting to coach faithful Mormons on how to better treat family members …

1403: Chelsea and Nick Homer – Finding Community Outside of Mormonism

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Chelsea and Nick Homer were both raised as devout Utah Mormons – with all the good and bad this entailed, and both were equally determined to have the perfect Mormon …

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 …