1386: The Miracle of Forgiveness: Why It Should be Removed from Deseret Book, and How You Can Help

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In my opinion, one of the most damaging books ever published by the Mormon Church is Spencer W. Kimball’s “The Miracle of Forgiveness.” Among other things, this book teaches that: …

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

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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 …

871-873: Tim Birt – A Therapist’s Perspective on Protecting Children in Mormonism

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In this episode, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tim Birt shares with us his perspective on three questions: Part 1) In what ways are LDS policies …

843-844: Analyzing LDS Church Statements About Clergy Interviews

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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, an all-star panel analyzes recent LDS Church Statements regarding “Clergy Interviews.” Panelists include Bishop Sam Young, LDS mother Jamie Hanis-Handy, attorney Brynne Thomas Gant, …

831-833: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 4-6

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Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. …

826: The Weinstein #MeToo Movement, from a Mormon Context

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In response to recent news stories involving Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Roy Moore, etc. – on the topics of sexual harassment, assault, rape, groping, etc., a University of Georgia law …

821-823: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 1-3

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Beginning our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 6 mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders.  A …

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 …

663: A Very Rough, Unplanned, and Informal First Discussion about Mormon and Post-Mormon Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 108 Comments

On a recent trip from New Jersey to Vermont with Mormon Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker and Dr. Gina Colvin we decided to have a rough, unplanned, unrehearsed, and VERY informal first …

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

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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 …

459: Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin by Nicole Hardy

John Dehlin Book Club, Ex-Mormon Stories, Sexuality, Women & Feminism 32 Comments

In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews Nicole Hardy, author of the stunningly beautiful memoir, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin, with readers and fans Claire, Mel, and Maren. From amazon.com: …

380: 2012 New York City Conference Pt. 2 with Elna Baker

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Elna Baker speaks at the 2012 Mormon Stories conference in New York City.

350-352: Dance Champion Benji Schwimmer

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Benji Schwimmer is a world renowned dancer and choreographer. He is best known for winning Season 2 of the hit tv show So You Think You Can Dance. In this 3-part interview, Benji discusses the following: Part 1: His early years, and his LDS mission experience, Part 2: His experiences on So You Think You Can Dance, and Part 3: His attempts to come to terms with his sexuality and his LDS faith.

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

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 28 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 …

280: How to Have Better Sex in Your Mormon Marriage

John Dehlin Marriage & Family, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 56 Comments

In today’s episode Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife joins Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon therapist) and John Dehlin to discuss…..sex: specifically, how to have a better sex life in your Mormon Marriage. …

214-216: LDS Female Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

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In this episode, Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Jennifer Finlayson- Fife, a psychotherapist on issues surrounding female sexuality and feminism within the LDS framework. Dr. Fife holds a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from …