Our guest today is Brinley Young, daughter of Leah and Cody young, a family famous for telling their story to John during an epic multi-part Mormon Stories series on their faith transition and excommunication back in 2019 when Brinley was just 15 years old. Now 18, post-faith crisis, and with wisdom beyond her years, Brinley joins John and Margi in studio for 7 lessons she’s learned after leaving the church on topics ranging from communication, owning her sexuality, and following her intuition. This is a special one you won’t want to miss!

Links and show notes:

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: 

“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle: 


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  1. cl_rand August 16, 2021 at 8:24 am - Reply

    What an incredibly well grounded young woman. I was at least 10 years older than Brinley before I got the holy ghost and my own voice completely untangled. Very empowering. If Brinely was my granddaughter I’d have to get rid of my shirts with buttons as I’m sure I’d constantly be popping them with pride. I’m not a prophet or a seer, and I’m not even sure what exactly a “revelator” is, but something tells me Brinely has a very bright future to look forward to.

  2. John August 21, 2021 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Amazing show!

  3. Haley August 30, 2021 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    What was the other book Brinley talked about? I tried to go back and find the name but I guess I kept missing it. I think the author was a man.


  4. Susan October 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Wasn’t there a book referenced resilience breakthrough or something? I’d like to know the author or full book title so I can make sure to get the correct book, thanks!

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