One of our most popular Mormon Stories guests is back with wonderfully salient advice for post-Mormon growth! Leah, along with her husband Cody and daughter Brinley, told their story to John during an epic multi-part Mormon Stories series on their faith transition and excommunication in 2019. In this episode, Leah shares seven lessons she’s learned while rebuilding a meaningful life for herself and her family. So many good takeaways in this episode! We hope you’ll find it valuable, share it, come back to it more than once during different life stages, and comment on what lessons you’ve learned along your journey as well.

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Mormon Stories #1044: Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young – From Fear Into Joy (Part 1) Pt. 1:

Mormon Stories #1098: The Excommunication of Leah and Cody Young Pt. 1:

Mormon Stories #1048: Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young – A Teen’s Perspective on Faith Transition Pt. 1:

Balanced Living with Leah website:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma:

“She Let It Go” poem:

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Active Listening the Kids Perspectives:

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  1. Keith Blonquist August 6, 2021 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I really liked one of these role plays. If I understand correctly:

    Parent: “The way that you’re living your life is making me uncomfortable.”

    Child: “I acknowledge your discomfort. However, it’s not my responsibility to live MY life in a way that makes YOU comfortable.”

    Or did I completely miss the point?

    • Leah Young August 11, 2021 at 4:42 am - Reply

      You are spot on! You got it!

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