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 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Women & Feminism 104 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 …

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. …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

Mormon Stories Book Club, Disciplinary Councils, Faith Promoting Stories, General Authorities, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 28 Comments

Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

770-773: Laurie Lee Hall – Standing in my truth, Walking in my faith

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Faith Promoting Stories, Johns Favorites, LGBTQ, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories, Transgender, Women & Feminism 38 Comments

In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked …

759: The Courage of Savannah

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 LGBT 25 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

735-738: Kimberly Anderson’s Journey from Living 45 Years as a Mormon Man to Living Openly as a Woman

Mormon Stories LGBTQ, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Transgender 7 Comments

Kimberly Anderson is a self-actualized woman who has made the change from living for 45 years as a Mormon man to living openly as a woman.  Before her transition, she …

731: Meg and Jake Abhau’s meeting with LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson about LGBT issues

Mormon Stories LGBTQ, Top 25 LGBT 25 Comments

As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Meg and Jake Abhau as they relay the story of their September 2013 meeting with Mormon Apostle …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Missionary Work, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 109 Comments

In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

637: The Mama Dragons and the Mama Dragon Story Project

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 9 Comments

The Mama Dragons group consists of almost 1,000 Mormon, post-Mormon, and now never-Mormon women who are dedicated to: Loving their LGBT children. Preventing LGBT youth suicide. Supporting parents of LGBT …

631-633: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 43 Comments

Tyler Glenn is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum alternative pop band Neon Trees. Tyler was raised LDS/Mormon in Temecula, California.  After discovering a love for music in …

625-626: Surviving Reparative Therapy with Alex Cooper, “Saving Alex” Author

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

This is a recording of my interview with Alex Cooper recorded on March 16, 2016 at Velour in Provo, Utah.  Alex Cooper, along with Dr. Joanna Brooks, are the co-authors …

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 …

584: RadioWest Discussion of The New LDS Church Policy on Same-Sex Families

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 29 Comments

News broke last week that the LDS Church was adopting new policies aimed at married same-sex couples and their children. Mormons in a same-sex marriage will now be considered apostates …

559-560: Michael Adam Ferguson, J Seth Anderson, and their Fight Against Gay Conversion Therapy

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 52 Comments

J Seth Anderson and Michael Adam Ferguson were catapulted into the public spotlight when they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married by the state of Utah. Seth …

518-519: Clark Johnsen – From BYU to Broadway’s Book of Mormon Musical

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 53 Comments

In this hilarious and touching episode of Mormon Stories, John Dehlin interviews Clark Johnson, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. In part one, Clark shares …

508-510: The Abhau Family — Supporting their Gay Son, Dealing With Faith Crisis and Finding their Voice

Tyler Alden LGBTQ, Top 25 LGBT 43 Comments

In this very important episode of Mormon Stories, psychiatrist Daniel Parkinson M.D., who is also host of our sister podcast Gay Mormon Stories, interviews Meg, Jake and Jon Abhau. Meg …

408-411: Brett Bradshaw – Gay Marriage and Fatherhood

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 25 LGBT 17 Comments

On this historic day when the United States Supreme Court is considering the legality of gay marriage, we share with you our interview with Brett Bradshaw.  Brett is the son …

374-375: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 3 & 4: Losing Heather to Cancer, Grief, and its Impact on Faith

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 66 Comments

In parts 3 and 4 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: 1) losing his wife, Heather, to cancer, 2) his grieving process, and 3) the impact her death has …