Voices of Child Abuse Survivors – Day 4

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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Voices from Child Abuse Survivors – Day 3

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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Upcoming Presentations in Arizona

For those of you who are interested – I will be one of the presenters at Sunstone Southwest on February 20th.  I will also be offering my Sexuality after a Mormon Transition workshop on February 21st. [Read more…]

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Voices from Child Abuse Survivors – Day 2

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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Voices from Child Abuse Survivors – Day 1

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 [Read More…]

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Call for Responses to New Press Release about Child Abuse

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement today called: Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse.* On the one hand, I’m glad to see the Church being willing to talk openly about such an important topic, express concerns we all share and discuss some of the efforts they have made [Read More…]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention: 10 Things We All Can Do

It’s one thing to advocate for awareness of the discrimination against LGBTQ members that is currently happening within our church – and the devastating results that often follow.  This is a great first step.  Information, stories, critiques and opinions need to continue to be forthcoming. It’s another thing all together to figure out what we, [Read More…]

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Double Binds Hurt Us

The Deseret News published a lengthy article today, LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community, addressing the number of reported suicides among LDS LGBT youth since the policy announcement of last November.*  Much of what was stated was very useful information: the interplay between depression/despair and environmental factors (i.e. family/community rejection, bullying, [Read More…]

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Survey on Sexual Education

My colleague Kristin Hodson, who is a fellow certified sex therapist, is conducting the following informal, short survey regarding whether or not parents/guardians would consider offering a child a mirror to look at their genitals an appropriate approach to use in their sexual education methods.  Participation would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. Would you give [Read More…]

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When my Loved Ones Don’t Leave the Church

Faith transitions are brutal – for everyone involved.  Those who are facing information or experiences that no longer resonate with their religious upbringing or conversion find themselves in painful situations where they feel confusion, pain, tremendous loss, doubts, having to redefine much of their personal, spiritual and relational identities, and are often facing less than [Read More…]

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