Rape Culture Alive and Well

It’s difficult for me when you use such language as “rape culture” to describe our faith.  I love our church and the gospel. And I know the last thing anyone in our church would want is for anyone to get raped. Why do you speak so negatively about our church? Thank you for your question. [Read More…]

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“I thought I was the only one” – No Longer!

“I see a lot of other women saying things like, “I thought I was the only one” in all the news reports I’m watching. And that’s exactly how I have felt for so long.  Nobody talks about this kind of stuff. I’ve been at BYU for three years now staying silent about what happened to me. [Read More…]

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LGBT Research Study Participants

The following was shared with me by an AASECT colleague.  Feel free to share with anyone who would fit the description.  Thank you! *We are recruiting participants for our research study: Sexual Minority Adults from Religious Families: Relational Determinants and Health Outcomes.We are looking for adults (18 years and older) who identify as lesbian, gay, [Read More…]

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Spiritual Thoughts for Victims

In light of all of the news stories that have been circulating – and how difficult it must be for many of our own wounded members who have been affected by the criminal travesties of sexual assault to read through the articles, relive some of their own experiences and often, see very hurtful comments (even [Read More…]

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Upcoming Events I’ll be Presenting At

I will be out in Salt Lake City, Utah this following weekend for several events.  The Mormon Mental Health Association is hosting Richard and Lawrence Siegel to present a training for therapists called Challenging the Sex Addiction Model.  The general public is also welcome to attend for a reduced fee that will not include Continuing [Read More…]

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News of BYU Rape Policies are Triggering Me….

About 10 years ago I was attending BYU-Provo and found myself in a situation where I had accepted an invitation to go to my date’s apartment.  We had been on several dates by this time, and I felt like I could trust him.  We ended up making out in his room, which I really liked [Read More…]

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Voices of Child Abuse Survivors – Day 5

For whatever reason, an article that was published by the Church in 2010 titled Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse reemerged on the LDS newsroom on February 1, making many believe this was a new release.  The Church is stating this was a technical glitch and not purposeful from their end.  Regardless, the reemergence of [Read More…]

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Boundaries for Worthiness Interviews

My daughter is turning 12 this week.  The bishopric called to schedule her Beehive interview.  I love our bishop.  He is very humble and trustworthy.  I feel safe with my daughter around him but also don’t want her learning that she must have private interviews with men about her worthiness.  I don’t know what to [Read More…]

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Prioritizing love, intimacy & relationship…

Over the last several years I have worked with my colleague and friend, John Dehlin, to host a variety of workshops and retreats (next one taking place in April) that are purposefully developed to help those transitioning from Mormonism and their loved ones – whether they may find themselves in a mixed-faith marriage (an often [Read More…]

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Satan in Control of Clinical Depression?

I was recently pointed to a blog post called Satan’s Hidden Arsenal Against Women and asked my opinion about it, especially since some are planning on sharing this type of message in Relief Society lessons, Sunday School, etc.  I don’t mean to pick on this particular post or author  (she actually includes some applicable, good information). [Read More…]

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