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 …

229-230: Understanding Scrupulosity Within the LDS Church

John Dehlin Mental Health, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health 53 Comments

Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder known as Scrupulosity — which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affects millions of …

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) …

620: Pathways to Health and Healing for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Mormons – A Study of 1612 LGBT Mormons

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25 LGBT 7 Comments

This episode is a re-broadcast of the Mormons Building Bridges Community Conversation featuring Dr. Bill Bradshaw and Dr. John Parkinson Dehlin as they summarized the major findings from their 2011 …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

Mormon Stories Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Progressive Mormonism, Sexuality, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health, 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: …

636: Rape in Mormon Culture

John Dehlin Mormon Culture, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 43 Comments

In this episode Dr. John Dehlin and Lindsay Hansen Park (Feminist Mormon Housewives, Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) host a panel discussion about rape within Mormon culture.  The …

802-803: Navigating a Mixed-Faith Marriage and Alcoholism – Kirsten and David Udy

Mormon Stories Addiction, Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Top 15 Mental Health, Word of Wisdom 9 Comments

As part 1 in a new Mormon Stories Podcast series on navigating mixed-faith marriages, we interview Kirsten and David Udy. The Udy’s story touches on multiple important themes, including: Their …

800-801: Overcoming Opiate Addiction – Graham

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

Continuing our Mormon Stories series on drug addiction, we interview Graham.  In this interview, Graham discusses: His early years as a true-believing Mormon His battle with Cystic Fibrosis and chronic …

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 …

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 …

644: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 2: Depression, Faith Crisis, and Suicidality

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 26 Comments

Todays interviewee was a graduate of Dartmouth University and a regular listener to Mormon Stories podcast when she decided to serve an LDS mission in 2012. Towards the latter half …

680-681: Stephen Urquhart – Former Utah State Senator on LDS Church Influence in the Utah Legislature

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marijuana, Politics, Top 15 Mental Health 38 Comments

Stephen Urquhart was raised in Houston, Texas, where he and his family converted to the LDS church after the suicide of his older brother.  After serving an LDS mission in …

460-462: Lindsay Hansen Park on Bulimia, Body Image, and Faith

John Dehlin Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Today we interview Lindsay Hansen Park, wherein she discusses her battles with Bulimia, body image, and faith.  

454: Josh Hanagarne on Tourette Syndrome, Faith, Family, and being the World’s Strongest Librarian

John Dehlin Book Club, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Top 15 Mental Health 5 Comments

Josh Hanagarne is a father, husband, avid reader, librarian, weight lifter extraordinaire, and the author of the amazing book The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and …

232-234: Postpartum Depression Within Mormonism

Natasha Helfer Parker Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 13 Comments

In this episode, Natasha Helfer Parker (The Mormon Therapist) interviews “Sarah,” an LDS mother of four who has a history of depression starting in adolescence followed by a serious bout …

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

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Transitions, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 10 Women, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 8 Sexuality, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 15 Comments

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 …

1287-1293: Surviving Spiritual Abuse and Suicidality as BYU-Idaho Faculty & Non-Believing Spouse – Ryan & Holly Nielsen

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Transitions, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Progressive Mormonism, THRIVE, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 14 Comments

For today’s Mormon Stories Podcast episode we interview Ryan Nielsen and Holly Parson Nielsen, who were both raised as devout Mormons in Rexburg, Idaho. After marriage, Ryan worked as full-time …

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

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Mental Health, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 7 Comments

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 …

1298-1307: Mormon Faith Crisis Retreat

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Transitions, Johns Favorites, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Podcast, Top 100, Top 15 Mental Health, Top Navigating 3 Comments

Twenty-ish years ago I began trying to support Mormons in faith crisis.  Fifteen-ish years ago I began collaborating with Marriage/Family/Sex Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker to provide structured workshops to Mormons …