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: …

1380: Belief After the CES Letter – Feminism, Sexuality, Worthiness Interviews, Abuse, and Excommunication – Jim Bennett Pt. 4

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Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 4 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 …

1304: Healthy Sexuality After a Mormon Faith Transition

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This presentation, delivered by licensed marriage, family, and sex therapist Natasha Helfer Parker, provides important information as to how to increase your sexual health during and after a Mormon faith …

1294-1297: Healing after Intense Sexual Shame and Suicidality as a Mormon Teenage Girl – Clarissa Winter

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Clarissa Winter is a direct descendant of Brigham Young (on her father’s side) and a Guatemalan Mormon convert (on her mother’s side). Clarissa was raised in Orderville, Utah as a …

1282-1286: Kalin Orgill Organ – Losing and Finding One’s Self in Search of Truth

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Periodically on Mormon Stories Podcast I try to interview “normal” or everyday Mormons about their faith journey – and in every case these “normal” Mormons turn out to be extraordinarily …

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

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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. …

843-844: Analyzing LDS Church Statements About Clergy Interviews

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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, an all-star panel analyzes recent LDS Church Statements regarding “Clergy Interviews.” Panelists include Bishop Sam Young, LDS mother Jamie Hanis-Handy, attorney Brynne Thomas Gant, …

831-833: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 4-6

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Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. …

826: The Weinstein #MeToo Movement, from a Mormon Context

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In response to recent news stories involving Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Roy Moore, etc. – on the topics of sexual harassment, assault, rape, groping, etc., a University of Georgia law …

821-823: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 1-3

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Beginning our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 6 mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders.  A …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

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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: …

715-716: Mormon Singles and Sexuality

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In this two-part episode, Dr. John Dehlin and his wife Margi hold a panel discussion with Kristin Marie, Michelle Ross, Paul Smith, and Ryan Stott.  The panel navigates topics that include …

663: A Very Rough, Unplanned, and Informal First Discussion about Mormon and Post-Mormon Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy

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On a recent trip from New Jersey to Vermont with Mormon Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker and Dr. Gina Colvin we decided to have a rough, unplanned, unrehearsed, and VERY informal first …