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

Mormon Stories Marriage & Family, Mormon Transitions, Progressive Mormonism 11 Comments

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 …

757: Losing the Lamanites – Sarah Newcomb (NW Coastal Tribes – Tsimshian)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Sarah Newcomb who descends from the Tsimshian of the NW Coastal Tribes. In this interview we cover: How Sarah struggled as …

754-756: Jen Parkinson – Living in a Mixed-Orientation and a Mixed-Faith Marriage

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 9 Comments

We are excited to release an interview with Jen Parkinson that has many fascinating components, including: Her devout LDS upbringing and bout with perfectionism while a youth and as a …

752-753: Derrick Clements – Ethically Navigating the Middle Way of Mormonism

Mormon Stories Apologetics, Faith Promoting Stories, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 Faithful 15 Comments

In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview Derrick Clements—a new contributor to “The Cheeky Mormon Movie Review” podcast series with Gina Colvin, avid podcaster, and reporter for Provo’s Daily …

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 …

748-749: Losing the Lamanites – Hyrum Joe (Navajo)

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Continuing our series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” wherein we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, and …

746-747: Losing the Lamanites – Vania Moore (Brazil)

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For this new series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, …

743: London Flynn – Transitioning from male to female as a post-Mormon teen

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Concluding our series on Transgender/Intersex issues within Mormonism, we interview London Flynn.  London discusses her transition from male to female as a post-Mormon teen, including: Her desires and behaviors she …

741-742: Healthy Marriage

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, John and Margi have a discussion with Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST about forming a foundation for marriage that withstands change.  They also discuss …

739: Mormon Transgender Experiences

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In this episode, John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS.  Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus.  …

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

Mormon Stories LGBTQ, 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 …

733-734: When Religions Praise and Protect Abusers

Mormon Stories Current Events, Sexual Abuse 24 Comments

In this episode we discuss what happens when religions or religious people praise abusers in front of their victims. In April 2017, Keith Robert Vallejo, a Mormon bishop, was convicted …

732: Scott Duke and his meeting with Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.

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As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Scott Duke.  Scott met with Elder Christoffel Golden of the Seventy November 15, 2012. In this episode, …

727-730 Nicki and Lance Miles’ epic Mormon transition and their meeting with Elder Marlin K. Jensen

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Women & Feminism 42 Comments

As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Lance and Nicki Miles. Lance and Nicki’s story four-part story has so many compelling (and epic!) components, including: …

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 …

721-722: Utah’s Escalating Suicide Crisis and LDS LGBT Despair

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Panelists Wendy & Thomas Montgomery and Daniel Parkinson delve into topics related to Utah’s escalating suicide crisis and the feeling of despair that many LDS LGBT individuals experience. Part 1: …

717-720: Heidi and Josh Packard’s Mormon Transition

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SUPER honored/proud to release my latest interview with Heidi Nielson Packard and Dr. Josh Packard. This powerful, informative, and in-depth interview covers: Heidi and Josh’s very orthodox Mormon upbringing and early years …

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 …

709-710: MormonLeaks Founders Ryan McKnight and Scott K. Fausett

John Dehlin Apologetics, Church History, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Polygamy 10 Comments

In this two-part episode we interview the founders of MormonLeaks – Ryan McKnight ant Scott K. Fausett.  According to the MormonLeaks web site: MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization …