1547: Coming Home to Myself – Margi Dehlin’s THRIVE Story
February 15, 2022
Join Margi, John, and Carah for the premiere episode of Thrive Stories this coming Tuesday at noon (MST). Get to know Margi as she shares how her journey has allowed her a process of becoming significant to herself and finding her own voice. We hope that you will join us as we introduce Margi, the main interviewer of Thrive Stories by having her share her own Thrive story.
Thrive Stories is a new podcast series where Margi (alongside John and Carah) will be interviewing a member of the community twice per month. The interviews will be shorter (1-2 hours), story-based, but will be focused on a particular aspect of healing and growth AFTER a Mormon faith crisis (thus the THRIVE name). They will happen on Tuesdays at noon (MST). Some examples of areas of thriving include: Family Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Finding Community, Finding Meaning/Purpose, Dealing with Grief/Death, Religion after Mormonism, Health Sexuality, Parenting, Improving Physical Health, Identity, Health Marriage/Relationships, Secular Spirituality, Word of Wisdom 2.0, and Women Finding Their Own Voice after Mormonism.
If you would like to nominate someone you know who would be a great candidate for a THRIVE interview, please nominate them (or yourself) here:
00:00 Intro to Thrive stories project 7:50 The growth areas 10:00 Domains look like prior to “awakening” 16:10 John’s unhealthy role 19:55 Taking everyone’s joy and purpose seriously 28:20 Roles 33:30 How is religious orthodoxy not serving you? 36:30 Pressure on women to have children 39:20 Belief that I can protect children through righteousness 55:06 Suffering from a direct confrontation with loss of meaning, stability, innocence 1:02:00 Working on their marriage 1:09:00 Can’t protect kids 1:11:50 Margi’s dad’s death 1:17:00 Burning it down to rebuild 1:23:00 Impetus for change, dad’s death 1:29:10 Dealing with conflict and trauma 1:32:00 Margi needing John to move out 1:37:20 Experiencing loss and grief, caterpillar analogy 1:41:50 Groundlessness 1:46:40 Allowing yourself to let go and process loss 1:51:00 Avoiding grieving, rebuilding with help 1:54:30 Choosing John as he is 1:57:35 Sharing a world 2:05:00 Reestablishing trust in yourself 2:06:40 Other systems at play in the abandonment 2:12:10 Victory that assisted Margi’s growth 2:18:00 Books that helped 2:21:10 Kids hurting, challenges 2:25:00 How are you today? 2:29:10 Nike ad of coming into yourself 2:38:21 Final tips 2:46:10 New projects