623: Elizabeth Grimshaw – Facing LDS Excommunication for being Same-Sex Married

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 86 Comments

Elizabeth Grimshaw was raised Mormon. She knew she was lesbian as a teenager, but spent her early years (teens and 20s) attempting to date men and to marry a man. …

616-617: Thirteen Years of Silence – Matt Elggren and Clay Christensen’s Story of Family, Faith, Doubt, and Hope

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Top 25, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 385 Comments

In 2003, Matt Elggren and I met while working at Microsoft.  Together, along with others, we discovered troubling things about LDS Church history. For most of the past thirteen years, …

584: RadioWest Discussion of The New LDS Church Policy on Same-Sex Families

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 29 Comments

News broke last week that the LDS Church was adopting new policies aimed at married same-sex couples and their children. Mormons in a same-sex marriage will now be considered apostates …

583: Changes to LDS Policy Regarding Same-Gender Relationships and Children

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 92 Comments

In this episode we discuss the recent changes to LDS Handbook 1 regarding LGBT members who enter into same-gender relationships, and their children.  Panelists include Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy …

541: LDS Church is Now Excommunicating Legally Same-Sex Married Members – Taylor Knuth-Bishop

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 135 Comments

Taylor Knuth-Bishop was an active LDS Church member and seminary graduate who considered himself “heterosexual with same-sex attraction” until he met the love of his life, Sean Knuth-Bishop. Taylor and …

525: Dan Wotherspoon on Speaking with Loved Ones about Faith Differences

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages 19 Comments

In this episode, co-released with Mormon Stories, Wendy Williams Montgomery, John Dehlin, and Dan Wotherspoon speak about the difficult dynamics at play in discussing with loved ones, whether family, friends, or ward members, about …

491-492: Mara and Danny Kofoed — A Blog About Love

Mormon Stories Admin Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Progressive Mormonism 55 Comments

Since 2011, Mara and Danny Kofoed have been blogging about their positive approaches to life, even in the face of sometimes heartbreaking circumstances such as infidelity, divorce, and infertility.  A Blog …

452-453: Mid-Stage Parenting with Nest & Launch

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 4 Comments

In this two-part episode we interview bloggers Sarah Brenner Jones and Annie Bentley Waddoups.  Together they run a wonderfully delightful blog on mid-stage parenting entitled “Nest & Launch.”  In this …

412-414: Josh and Lolly Weed on Their Love Story, Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and LDS/LGBT Issues

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 15 Comments

In this three part interview with Josh and Lolly Weed we discuss: Part 1: How they fell in love and decided to marry, in spite of both knowing that Josh …

400: Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church

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I created this video/presentation for two reasons: To dispel any misunderstandings about why people leave the church (and what happens to them when they do). I’ve been wanting to update …

389-391: Top 10 Mormon Mental Health Issues

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Sexuality 8 Comments

In this 3-part interview with Natasha Helfer Parker we launch a new podcast initiative called “Mormon Mental Health.”  For this episode we discuss the top 10 (or 11) mental health issues …

374-375: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 3 & 4: Losing Heather to Cancer, Grief, and its Impact on Faith

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 66 Comments

In parts 3 and 4 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: 1) losing his wife, Heather, to cancer, 2) his grieving process, and 3) the impact her death has …

372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 37 Comments

In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as …

369: Exploring LDS Temple Wedding Exclusion and Inclusion

John Dehlin Marriage & Family 47 Comments

In this episode three active, believing LDS church members explore LDS temple wedding exclusion and inclusion.  A big thanks to Jean Bodie for organizing this episode.

362: Overcoming Pornography Addiction

John Dehlin Addiction, Marriage & Family, Sexuality 65 Comments

In this episode, Tony discusses his approach for overcoming pornography addiction within a Mormon paradigm.

331: The Bill Prince Family Story – From Stake Presidency and Houston Mormon Royalty to Ex-Mormons

John Dehlin Church History, Conference Audio, Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family 62 Comments

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” Interview participants include Bill Prince, Julie Prince, Tina Prince and Lee Prince. Bill Prince served as a member of the Houston Texas Stake Presidency for several years before his daughter, Tina, left the LDS church; Bill and Julie soon followed. This is their Mormon story.

330: Raising Children in a Mixed-Faith Mormon Home

John Dehlin Conference Audio, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family 6 Comments

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” Panel participants include Heather Olson-Beal, Brent Beal, Anne McMullin Peffer, Jacob Brown, and John Dehlin.

328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

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Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

327: Having the Difficult Conversations about Mormonism with Family, Friends and Community Members

John Dehlin Community, Conference Audio, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family 13 Comments

This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” In part 1 John Dehlin talks about the costs and benefits of having difficult conversations about Mormonism with family and friends. In part 2, Dan Wotherspoon delivers a presentation called: “Make Love AND War!: Maintaining Positive Relationships During Faith Transitions—A Spiritual Framing.”

300-301: LDS Women and Sexual Desire with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

This workshop on LDS Women and Sexual Desire was delivered on September 23rd, 2011 by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to LDS women about the cultural and …