March 3, 2009

Natasha, maybe you could help with my question. I’m an LDS woman, married for almost 19 years, with 3 children (youngest is 11, oldest is 17). I feel trapped because I was not ready or mature enough when I got married to know what I wanted, and I haven’t ever been in love, or attracted to my husband. I went through the motions and did what I was taught that I was supposed to do, gave up on any goals… Read more

March 1, 2009

After paying for a telephone consultation please send me an email at natasha.parker@sbcglobal.net and leave me the following:-a phone number where I can reach you-who I should ask for when I call-the best times to schedule a consultation-general topic you would like to discussAfter I receive your request, I will email you (usually within 48 hours) and we will schedule a time (central daily standard time). I will also send you two attachments consisting of basic information I need to… Read more

March 1, 2009

Full question:A few weeks ago, my husband sat me down and told me he is gay. We have both been on emotional roller coaster ever since. Am I crazy to think that our marriage can make it?My overriding answer to this question is YES, you can make it!! I don’t mean to sound glib in my response for I am well aware that many couples in this situation choose to separate. This is a very personal and extremely difficult position… Read more

March 1, 2009

Creating this blog has been a tremendously rewarding experience. The issues you’ve shared with me and your fellow visitors confirm all over again why I chose this profession. While the issues we discuss are always challenging and sometimes heartbreaking, I’m continually convinced that solutions exist to the relationship and individual problems we face. Sometimes the biggest step is simply the first one – sharing. Like each of my children, this blog is growing rapidly! I launched this blog 10 months… Read more

March 1, 2009

I am a female, I have masturbated at some point in my life…59 respondersand I believe that led to a problem with pornography. 6 (10%)and I believe that led to a problem with masturbation. 7 (11%)and I do not have a problem with pornography. 36 (61%)and I do no have a problem with masturbation. 34 (57%)If I am married, the frequency of masturbation greatly reduced after marriage. 24 (40%)If I am married, the frequency of masturbation stayed the same after… Read more

February 28, 2009

THIS IS WHERE I WILL POST THE MOST RECENT COMMENTS I HAVE RECEIVED WITH LINKS TO THE ORIGINAL POSTS. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT WHERE I POST MY RESPONSES OR WHERE I POST ORIGINAL QUESTIONS. JUST BECAUSE I POST A COMMENT DOES NOT MEAN I AGREE WITH IT.COMMENT:This poster obviously lives in a black and white world, and appears to have never been in a position where they have had to deal with counseling numerous Church members about this issue.The Brethren… Read more

February 27, 2009

Click on “comments” under my most recent post. There will be an option under the text box where you can click on “anonymous”. Your comment/question will then be posted anonymously for me to answer. You can also become an anonymous follower of the blog.My biggest concern is that members not reach out for help for fear that they will not be able to do so confidentially. I take confidentiality extremely seriously. I am aware that the LDS community in particular… Read more

February 27, 2009

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Read more

February 26, 2009

Being a Latter-day Saint, I understand there are many issues that relate exclusively with members of our church that would be difficult to discuss with therapists not of our faith. It can also be frustrating for those who do not have access to an LDS therapist/counselor geographically close by. Or maybe the one LDS therapist you know is a close friend or someone you’re not comfortable with.I hope through this blog to present a venue where anonymous questions can be… Read more

February 25, 2009

Views on Polygamy123 Respondents I believe that Joseph Smith was inspired by God to enact polygamy.42 (34%)I do not believe Joseph Smith was inspired by God to enact polygamy.48 (39%)I believe that polygamy as a doctrine has been rescinded by God and will not return..    22 (17%)I believe that polygamy was rescinded by man due to political pressure of the time.43 (34%) I believe that polygamy will return as a practice within the mainstream church as a restored principle.5 (4%)I… Read more

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