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, UTTicket InformationRegistration per person: $35Event DetailsNatasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT and Alisha Worthington will broach common taboo sexual topics many LDS couples do not know how to discuss or bring up within their relationships.  There are many sexual messages found … [Read more...]

Take Survey – Mixed Faith Couples

You are invited to take a survey that my colleague Adam Fisher is conducting in conjunction with Thomas Sexton, Ph.D. at Indiana University.It is attempting to study the marital quality for couples who have experienced conflict and concern in their relationship after one partner seriously questions or doubts the couple’s beliefs related to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The purpose of this study is to determine what contributes to marital quality in cases where one sp … [Read more...]

Book Review: Sex and the Single Christian Girl

I was asked by Patheos to do the following book review:In Sex and the Single Christian Girl: Fighting for Purity in a Rom-com World, Marian Jordan Ellis takes a Christian stand for sexual purity in her delivery to other Christian women.   She speaks of the importance of sexual morality as related to our personal relationship with Christ, our personal relationship with self, and our personal relationships with spouse and/or dating partners.She offers clear reasons as to why the “law of cha … [Read more...]

Is oral sex wrong before marriage?

Is it wrong to partake in sexual acts like oral sex, fingering and handjobs before marriage? If so, what can go wrong? I’m a firm believer that sexual intercourse should be reserved for marriage due to scientific evidence, but whether the same applies to other sexual acts is a point of conflict for me.I believe the church makes it clear on its position being that the sexual acts you mention are not deemed appropriate outside of marriage.However, I would like to look a little deeper into w … [Read more...]

Mindfulness and Sexuality

On this most recent podcast of Mormon Mental Health Natasha Helfer Parker gets a non-Mormon perspective and interviews sex educator, Jennifer “Dr. Jenn” Gunsaullus, Ph.D. on the process of mindfulness and how we can use it to edify our sexual relationships with self and spouse.Dr. Jenn is a sociologist who works as a sexuality and mindfulness speaker, and a relationship and intimacy counselor. She specializes in helping women, couples, and groups deepen intimacy, strengthen communication, and … [Read more...]


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