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

Mormon Stories Faith Transitions, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Women, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis, Women & Feminism 95 Comments

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 …

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 …

874-876: Chad Anderson discusses his new book – Gay Mormon Dad

Mormon Stories Book Club, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 3 Comments

In this Mormon Stories interview, we meet with Chad Anderson—a licensed clinical social worker in the Salt Lake City area and author of his newly released book, Gay Mormon Dad. …

867-869: JaLynn Prince – Autism, Adult Autism, and Mormonism

Mormon Stories Mental Health 3 Comments

In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview JaLynn Prince – President and Founder of the Madison House Autism Foundation and wife of our frequent past guest on Mormon Stories …

806-807: Dr. Dan Lonergan – On Faith Crisis and Addiction

Mormon Stories Addiction, Current Events, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health 11 Comments

Dr. Dan Lonergan is an anesthesiologist at Vanderbilt Medical Center who specializes in pain management and addiction. He has also experienced his own Mormon faith crisis/transition, and is currently in …

798-799: Overcoming Opiate Addiction – Thomas

Mormon Stories Addiction, Current Events, Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health, Word of Wisdom 2 Comments

In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Thomas to understand his journey in overcoming opiate addiction.  As opiate use reaches epidemic proportions in the United States and numerous …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

Mormon Stories Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Progressive Mormonism, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25, Top 8 Sexuality 16 Comments

In this three-part series on Mormon Stories, we interview the fabulous Natasha Helfer Parker, MFT, CST — host of Mormon Mental Health podcast — to finally hear her “Mormon story.” This interview covers: …

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

John Dehlin Community, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Top 13 John Dehlin 2 Comments

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 …

744: “Broken Open” by Margi Dehlin

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Top 25, Top Navigating, Women & Feminism 16 Comments

In this episode Margi Dehlin shares an essay she recently wrote dealing with heartbreak, resilience, and intimacy entitled “Broken Open.” The text of the poem is available below.     Broken …

707-708: Death, Loss, and Grief

John Dehlin Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Top 15 Mental Health 1 Comment

In this two-part series, we discuss death, loss, and grief. Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.  Today’s Panelists: Emily Celis and Aimee Heffernan.                 Part 1: Part …

691-692: Noah Rasheta, Founder of SecularBuddhism.com

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Mental Health, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 18 Comments

Noah Rasheta is the CEO of iStabilizer, and the founder of Secular Buddhism podcast. Noah was raised in the LDS church with a U.S.-born father and a Mexican-born mother – living …

417: Dr. Ryan Cragun on his new book “What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should)”

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Mental Health 119 Comments

Today we interview Dr. Ryan Cragun about his new book, “What You Don’t Know about Religion (but Should).”  Ryan is a  professor at the University of Tampa, and specializes in …

323: Scrupulosity, OCD and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with John Dehlin

John Dehlin Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health 19 Comments

In this episode John Dehlin discusses his Masters thesis research on Scrupulosity (religious/moral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder).  This presentation covers: 1) an overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder, 2) an overview of scrupulosity, 3) …

288: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

John Dehlin Faith Promoting Stories, Mental Health 11 Comments

Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon Therapist) interviews Dr. Christopher Helfer and Dr. Vicki Winkle, two 4-year residents at the University of Utah in the psychiatric program, regarding depression. Both were …