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

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

Sage Dalton 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 …

643: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 1 – Josh Tesch and Facebook

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work 73 Comments

Joshua Tesch served in the California Roseville Mission from 2013 to 2015. When the LDS church introduced the use of Facebook and iPads to missionaries, Elder Tesch was asked by …

438: Elders – A Mormon Missionary Novel by Ryan McIlvain

John Dehlin Book Club, Ex-Mormon Stories, Missionary Work 4 Comments

Ryan McIlvain was born in Utah and raised in Massachusetts. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals, including The Paris Review.  A graduate of the Rutgers MFA Program and a …

101-103: Dr. Ted Lyon on LDS Church Change, Latin American Missions, LDS Membership Statistics, and Thoughtful Faith

John Dehlin Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Missionary Work 11 Comments

Dr. Ted Lyon has served as a BYU Professor, LDS Mission President, LDS MTC President, and is currently serving as the LDS temple president in Santiago, Chile. He is both …