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 …

1434: Mormon Influencer Discovers the CES Letter – Haleigh Everts

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After converting to Mormonism as a teen and attending BYU, Haleigh Evert’s relationship with the Mormon church grew unfulfilling and complicated. After leaving the church for a time, Haleigh came …

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 …

1407: Mormon Faith Crisis Stake Fireside: Patrick Mason in Logan/Cache Valley, Utah (2021)

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Re-Recorded Version with Commentary (Less angry, less unhinged, de-caffeinated – Take 2): Original, Un-edited Fireside.  No Commentary. Today I share (and provide reactions to) a recent fireside given on February …

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 …