Common Sex Taboos within a Mormon Marriage Workshop

Common Sex Taboos within a Mormon Marriage Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT and Alisha Worthington Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Salt Lake City, UT Ticket Information Registration per person: $35 Event Details Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT and Alisha Worthington will broach common taboo sexual topics many LDS couples do not [Read More...]

General Conf. – a Mental Health Perspective (Saturday Afternoon)

We find ourselves once again gathered like the people of Benjamin to listen to the spiritual leaders of our day.  I have found that these General Conference messages go on to color our spiritual lens in a variety of ways for the foreseeable future – in family, church, internet and many other settings.  And as [Read More...]

New Podcasts Available

There are two new podcasts up on Mormon Mental Health: Powerful Puberty: How Self-Care of Mothers Impacts their Adolescent Daughters featuring an interview with Lilian Starling, CMT and Depression and LDS Women featuring Dr. Kris Doty. [Read more...]

Anal Sex Revisited

I’d like to take responsibility and apologize for the original post I wrote in March of 2009 regarding the act of anal sex: Are Oral and/or Anal Sex Wrong?.  I was asked if it was appropriate behavior within the bounds of marriage.  Although I normalized why many find this practice enjoyable, I made a reference to [Read More...]

Respectful Commenting

I just want to remind everyone that I have a “no tolerance” policy for harsh or unkind comments.  There are plenty of places we can have those types of conversations on the web – and I really try hard to keep this a respectful space where everyone can feel safe and supported – even when [Read More...]

Mormon Mental Health Podcast

Mormon Mental Health is up and running!  Please go check it out and let me know your thoughts, ideas, suggestions as to how this can become a rich mental health resource to our Mormon community. On a side note, I apologize for not having posted more often these past few months.  The holiday season combined with [Read More...]

What if I want sex to hurt?

Several times throughout your blog you have said, “Sex should not hurt!” But, my question is: What if I want it to hurt? I feel like the only way I can orgasm is if there is an element of pain involved in sexual intimacy and the rougher the better. I have several issues/questions surrounding this: [Read More...]

Review of “Ashamed No More”

Patheos invited me to review Ashamed No More by T. C. Ryan who writes about his own life experience battling sexual compulsive behavior from adolescence on while simultaneously serving his church as a senior pastor for 20 years.  The first half of the book does a thorough job of describing the “set up” many religious people [Read More...]

Great Book for Boys

A long time ago, somebody asked me if I knew any books out there written for boys which were similar to the ones that American Girl  puts out in their Be Your Best series.  I finally came across one that I really like: The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up [Read More...]

Facebook Page

The Mormon Therapist I just want to direct you to my Facebook page where I try to link to articles of interest, instead of doing it through this bl [Read more...]


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