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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Intimacy vs. Protection Quote

Protection, although often loving, is not intimacy.  It may be a part of intimacy – but more often than not, it gets in the way of it. “I try to protect you from the parts of me that might hurt you.”  Or “I try to protect myself from the parts of you that hurt me.” [Read More…]

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Guest Post re LGBT Policy

The following is published with permission and written by Wiktoria Heinz, MD.  Dr. Heinz is a trauma doctor in Sweden and Finland where she works at level 1 hospitals and a member of the Church for 30 years. I’ve been pondering deeply about how I’m going to phrase this. People sometimes ask me if it’s [Read More…]

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One week left- KS City Workshop

  Only one week left to register for this event.  It will be the only workshop we will host in the midwest of this nature for 2016. Registration can be done at the following site: http://religioustransitions.org/kansascity2016/ For those near Kansas City, MO, John Parkinson Dehlin and I will be holding a 1-day workshop on 1/23/2016 on [Read More…]

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Thought for the Day

“A man is trapped on one side of a fast-flowing river. Where he stands, there is great danger and uncertainty – but on the far side of the river, there is safety. But there is no bridge or ferry for crossing. So the man gathers logs, leaves, twigs, and vines and is able to fashion [Read More…]

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Why Pour Salt in Wounds?

I am once again left confused and flabbergasted as we see the continual insistence by our LDS leaders to address our LGBT community in ways that harm, ostracize and marginalize.  Elder Nelson’s insistence that the new policies affecting gay members and their families is the will of the Lord in his most recent address to [Read More…]

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Midwest Workshop – Healing from Faith Transitions

    REGISTRATION FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:  http://religioustransitions.org/kansascity2016/   [Read more…]

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Thought for the Day

As the sculptor turns stone into statue, as the painter turns colors into art, as the pianist turns notes into music, so we can turn our passion and love into a dance to celebrate life. L. Challis Jensen [Read more…]

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How do we Support our Gay Teen?

Our teenager has come out to us as possibly being gay. We are pretty sure he is and want to be supportive in the way we respond. We have told him that we will love him no matter what. Now he is retracting what he said and asked a girl out to the prom, telling [Read More…]

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