877-880: Brooke Bonham Miller and Josh Miller – Seeking Support from Spencer Fluhman and the Maxwell Institute in a Faith Crisis

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I am incredibly honored and proud to release this important episode of Mormon Stories Podcast. It is an interview with Brooke Bonham Miller (Brooke’s Aunt, Robin Bonham, is on the …

865-866: Q&A with Tova Mirvis – Author of “The Book of Separation”

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We are proud to release our live interview held on February 6, 2018 at the Salt Lake City Community of Christ with Tova Mirvis—a past guest on Mormon Stories.  For this interview, we relied on the excellent questions from our live audience to drive the conversation.  We explore so many of the parallels between the faith transition experiences in Orthodox Judaism and Mormonism, and talk some more about her writing The Book of Separation and how it has touched many of our listeners since tuning into her Mormon Stories episode.  While in Salt Lake City, Tova provided more context to her book when she appeared on KUER’s RadioWest that same day—an interview that may be found here.

862-864: Christianity After Mormonism: South Mountain Community Church

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The South Mountain Community Church has become home for many former Mormons—which make up nearly half of the congregation. As strange as it may sound to some, the church also …

852-857: Family Ties – Doug, Laurie, Julie, and Jerry’s Mormon Faith Crisis/Transition

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In this special episode of Mormon Stories, we travel to Southern California to interview 2 couples—Doug & Laurie and Jerry & Julie about their Mormon faith crisis and transition.  The couples …

828-830: Mel and Stu Brown’s Mormon Transition

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In this special edition of Mormon Stories, we interview Mel and Stu Brown from Cache Valley, Utah. Many of our listeners will find Mel and Stu’s experience as a mixed-faith …

774: 30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church – Julie DeAzevedo Hanks

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In this episode of Mormon Stories/Transitions, John and Margi interview the brilliant Dr. Julie DeAzevedo Hanks about her article titled “30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church.” John, Margi, and …

767-768: Navigating Progressive Mormonism with Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler

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In this Mormon Stories podcast series, John and Margi interview Carol Lynn Pearson, Jana Riess, and Jana Johnson Spangler to explore their experiences navigating progressive Mormonism. In this series we …

760-761: They Can Leave the Church, But They Can’t Leave it Alone – Brynne Thomas Gant

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In this episode of Mormon Stories and Mormon Transitions podcast, John interviews Brynne Thomas Gant — author of the article entitled, “They Can Leave the Church, But They Can’t Leave …

758: Staying Active in the Mormon Church as a semi- or non-believer

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In this episode of Mormon Stories and Mormon Transitions, John and Margi reflect back on their 13 years of experience as semi- and non-believers and provide their advice on how …

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

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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 …

750: Creating a Family Culture

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, Margi and John share and discuss their ideas in creating a family culture.  Margi uses the metaphor of a “tower” with 5 building blocks …

744: “Broken Open” by Margi Dehlin

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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 …

723-726: Noah Rasheta’s Mormon Transition

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, we interview Noah Rasheta — the Executive Director of the Foundation for Mindful Living and host of the Secular Buddhism podcast.  This meaningful and …

707-708: Death, Loss, and Grief

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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 …

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

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Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women.  In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part …

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

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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 …

688: How to Communicate with Orthodox Mormons

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n this episode of Mormon Transitions podcast, we discuss tips on communicating with orthodox/believing Mormons.  Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.  Panelists include Amy Grubbs, Shandi Hill, Brynne and Jared …

687: Introduction of Mormon Transitions Live!

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An introduction to Mormon Transitions Live! podcast, hosted by John and Margi Dehlin.  Panelists on today’s episode include Amy Grubbs, Shandi Hill, Marco Perez and Dan Wotherspoon.

662: Elna Baker’s Mormon Transition

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Elna Baker is the author of the highly acclaimed The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.  She is also a contributor to the podcast This American Life. …

658-660: Dr. Greg Prince – The Life of a Faithful Mormon Scientist and Historian

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Dr. Greg Prince is best known within Mormonism as the author of three books: – Power from on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood – David O. McKay and the …