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

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 26 Faith Crisis 93 Comments

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 …

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 …

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: …

541: LDS Church is Now Excommunicating Legally Same-Sex Married Members – Taylor Knuth-Bishop

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 135 Comments

Taylor Knuth-Bishop was an active LDS Church member and seminary graduate who considered himself “heterosexual with same-sex attraction” until he met the love of his life, Sean Knuth-Bishop. Taylor and …

525: Dan Wotherspoon on Speaking with Loved Ones about Faith Differences

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages 19 Comments

In this episode, co-released with Mormon Stories, Wendy Williams Montgomery, John Dehlin, and Dan Wotherspoon speak about the difficult dynamics at play in discussing with loved ones, whether family, friends, or ward members, about …

491-492: Mara and Danny Kofoed — A Blog About Love

Mormon Stories Admin Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Progressive Mormonism 55 Comments

Since 2011, Mara and Danny Kofoed have been blogging about their positive approaches to life, even in the face of sometimes heartbreaking circumstances such as infidelity, divorce, and infertility.  A Blog …

412-414: Josh and Lolly Weed on Their Love Story, Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and LDS/LGBT Issues

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 15 Comments

In this three part interview with Josh and Lolly Weed we discuss: Part 1: How they fell in love and decided to marry, in spite of both knowing that Josh …

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 …

372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 37 Comments

In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as …

369: Exploring LDS Temple Wedding Exclusion and Inclusion

John Dehlin Marriage & Family 47 Comments

In this episode three active, believing LDS church members explore LDS temple wedding exclusion and inclusion.  A big thanks to Jean Bodie for organizing this episode.

300-301: LDS Women and Sexual Desire with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

This workshop on LDS Women and Sexual Desire was delivered on September 23rd, 2011 by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to LDS women about the cultural and …

207-208: Dealing With a Husband’s LDS Disaffection as a Believing Wife

Natasha Helfer Parker Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, New Listeners 88 Comments

In this 2-part series, Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT (The Mormon Therapist & MormonMatters.org), interviews a faithful, believing LDS church member, Janelle, whose husband became disaffected with the church about 5 …

200-202: One Gay Married Mormon Man’s Attempt at Reparative (Conversion) Therapy

Natasha Helfer Parker LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health 38 Comments

In this 3-part series Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT (The Mormon Therapist & MormonMatters.org), interviews one of her earliest clients: a married, Mormon homosexual man, coming out to his wife. Names …

182-185: Navigating a Marriage When One Loses Their LDS Testimony

John Dehlin Conference Audio, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, New Listeners 11 Comments

This 4-part workshop series was recorded during the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. During the workshop, we explored techniques for navigating a marriage when one in the couple loses …

168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 47 Comments

In this 2-part series, we interview Natasha Parker — an LDS Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in Kansas. Natasha blogs at both Mormon Matters and on her own blog …

154-156: An LDS Family Discusses Their Divorce

John Dehlin Marriage & Family 34 Comments

In this three-part episode, long-time listener Glenn brings on his divorced parents and fellow siblings to discuss their family’s divorce from an LDS perspective.

139-140: The LDS Conversion and De-Conversion of Heather

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 44 Comments

This is a 2-part interview with Heather, a friend who converted to the LDS church as a college student in Texas, moved to BYU, married the son of a Stake …

123-125: What to do when your husband loses his LDS testimony – Jacque and Eric

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, Marriage & Family, Mixed-Faith Marriages, New Listeners 62 Comments

In this series I interview Jacque — a faithful, believing LDS church member whose husband lost his LDS testimony last year. Episode 1: Jacque discusses her husband’s loss of  testimony, …

042-046: Anne B. Wilde – Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy

John Dehlin Church History, Fundamentalists, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Top 10 Polygamy 6 Comments

In part 1 of this 5 part interview, Anne B. Wilde (Independent Mormon Fundamentalist, polygamist, and founder of Principle Voices) discusses the early practice of polygamy within the LDS Church. …