New Podcasts

Please check out the latest podcasts over at Mormon Mental Health which share some extremely important messages and have guests who were willing to speak to our LDS community from some really important organizations.SAMHSA on Mormon Mental Health :Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Administrator Pam Hyde, J.D. from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.  They discuss a variety of me … [Read more...]

Morality? We can do much better than this…

I was shocked to read the most recent article on sexual morality that was just published in the March 2014 issue of the Ensign by Elder Tad R. Callister regarding a recent fireside he gave at BYU-Idaho, and have spoken with several other LDS professional therapists who were shocked as well.  I do not take the critique of a standing General Authority's position lightly - but I cannot stand silent on what I see as an extremely harmful approach to the sexual education of our members.  Here are some … [Read more...]

Advocating for Your Gay Mormon Family Member

I recently had the opportunity to interview Wendy and Tom Montgomery and their two children, Jordan (15) and Susannah (14).  They are devout Mormons from California who have five children in total.  They were part of the movement of many LDS members who pounded on doors in 2008 to support the passage of Proposition 8, the state referendum that overturned the ruling that allowed same-sex couples to marry in California.  They did so not knowing that their oldest son Jordan was gay and that he was s … [Read more...]

Teaching about Chastity to the Youth

This is an email I wrote in reply to the Young Women's presidency in my ward wanting some feedback as to good quotes/resources for teaching about chastity - which is the theme this month.  So this is the quick email I responded with: sorry it's written in a somewhat discombobulated way:I know which scripture should NOT be read is the one in Moroni 9:9.  That is a rape/pillaging scripture and should not be used to teach about normal sexual development/exploration.My main concerns with t … [Read more...]

Mormon Matters on Suicide

My most recent interview on Mormon Matters with Dan Wotherspoon, Charn Burton and Nicholas Maughn.  Offers education on suicide (why it happens, signs to look for, what to expect from grief) as well as an in depth look as to how suicide is looked at or experienced through the lens of Mormon culture and doctrine.Mormon Matters … [Read more...]


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