Twenty-ish years ago I began trying to support Mormons in faith crisis. Fifteen-ish years ago I began collaborating with Marriage/Family/Sex Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker to provide structured workshops to Mormons in faith crisis. Six-ish years ago my brilliant wife Margi started joining Natasha and I in our workshop work. Five-ish years ago, upon completing my Psychology Ph.D., we began holding monthly retreats and workshops to support Mormons in faith crisis, and specifically to help reduce anxiety, depression, suicidality, family strife, and unnecessary divorce for those experiencing a Mormon Faith Crisis.
To date, we have held over 50 of these workshops and retreats around the world. Every one of these workshops and retreats has been rated 4.9 out of 5. We have been consistently told that these workshops have alleviated suffering, provided hope, saved marriages, and at times, have even saved lives.
In August of 2019, as part of the THRIVE excitement, we decided to hold a weekend retreat and record the entire experience, including (remarkably) the attendee participation. This is that retreat, which was held from 8/30 to 9/1/2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 40 audience members participated. The following topics were addressed:
Understanding and Navigating a Religious Transition
Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition
The Key to Healthy Relationships: Emotional Intimacy
Healthy Sexuality After a Faith Transition
Communicating with Believing Family and Friends
This is best insight we can share to help you navigate your religious transition. We hope you enjoy this content (especially during the Coronavirus pandemic).
Finally, a HUGE thanks goes to Clint and Jeni Martin for underwriting this event.
Part 1 – Introductions
Part 2 – Understanding and Navigating a Religious Transition
Part 3 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition Pt. 1
Part 4 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition Pt. 2
Part 5 – The Key to Healthy Relationships: Emotional Intimacy Pt. 1
Part 6 – The Key to Healthy Relationships: Emotional Intimacy Pt. 2
Part 7 – Healthy Sexuality After a Faith Transition
Part 8 – Conscious Parenting
Part 9 – Communicating with Believing Family and Friends