Posts Tagged ‘ Marriage ’

A Thank You to Our Workshop Scholarship Donors

August 27, 2014
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To those of you who graciously supported the scholarship recipient program for our August “Marriage and Faith Transition Workshop” — I wanted to let you know that we were able to fund (by my best count) 12 couples scholarships because of your donations.  Margi, Natasha, and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity.  Below are a few “thank you notes” to you, from some of our scholarship recipients. Participant #1: “To those who helped my wife and I attend this meeting thank you very much. My wife and I have struggled for many years with our concerns for a mixed faith…

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491-492: Mara and Danny Kofoed — A Blog About Love

August 13, 2014
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Since 2011, Mara and Danny Kofoed have been blogging about their positive approaches to life, even in the face of sometimes heartbreaking circumstances such as infidelity, divorce, and infertility.  A Blog About Love stands as a the Kofoed’s testimony to the human spirit’s ability to transcend despair and difficulty, and to view life for the positive, uplifting, and even loving experience that it can be. In this two-part series, Mara and Danny talk about their lives in Mormonism, their failed first marriages, meeting each other, starting the blog, their experiences dealing with infertility — and how they keep a loving attitude through it…

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412-414: Josh and Lolly Weed on Their Love Story, Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and LDS/LGBT Issues

April 1, 2013
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In this three part interview with Josh and Lolly Weed we discuss: Part 1: How they fell in love and decided to marry, in spite of both knowing that Josh is gay  Part 2: The complexities and risks of living in a mixed-orientation marriage, and Part 3: LGBT issues within the LDS church   For more content regarding the LGBT/LDS experience, check out Gay Mormon Stories Podcast, No More Strangers blog, and additional LGBT-related interviews on Mormon Stories Podcast.

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372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

September 16, 2012
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In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as a gay Mormon. He also discusses his feelings about the Josh and Lolly Weed story. Part 1 Part 2

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369: Exploring LDS Temple Wedding Exclusion and Inclusion

September 2, 2012
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In this episode three active, believing LDS church members explore LDS temple wedding exclusion and inclusion.  A big thanks to Jean Bodie for organizing this episode.

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362: Overcoming Pornography Addiction

July 13, 2012
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In this episode, Tony discusses his approach for overcoming pornography addiction within a Mormon paradigm.

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300-301: LDS Women and Sexual Desire with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

November 9, 2011
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This workshop on LDS Women and Sexual Desire was delivered on September 23rd, 2011 by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to LDS women about the cultural and psychological barriers to sexual desire, as well as how to shift one’s relationship to sexuality to make it more pleasurable and desirable. Jennifer offers online courses on sexuality as well, which can be found here. Sources for SLC Women’s Presentation. Finlayson-Fife, J. (2002).  Sexual Agency in Patriarchal Culture: The Case of Mormon Women.  Boston College.  UMI: Ann Arbor, MI.  McCarthy, B. & McCarthy, E. (2003).  Rekindling Desire: A Step by…

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245: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism

March 10, 2011
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245: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism

In this episode Natasha Parker and John Dehlin interview Dr. Stephanie Buehler — a prominent sex therapist from California, founder of the Buehler institute, and author of the book: Sex, Love and Mental Illness: A Couple’s Guide to Staying Connected. Today we discuss pornography, masturbation, sex and marriage within Mormonism.

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182-185: Navigating a Marriage When One Loses Their LDS Testimony

September 9, 2010
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182-185: Navigating a Marriage When One Loses Their LDS Testimony

This 4-part workshop series was recorded during the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium.   During the workshop, we explored techniques for navigating a marriage when one in the couple loses their LDS testimony. Supporting the workshop were: Natasha Parker LCMFT — also known as The Mormon Therapist, and Laurie and Dan Gallagher — a mixed-faith couple previously featured on Mormon Stories. You can access Natasha’s handout from the workshop here.

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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

July 15, 2010
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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

In this 2-part series, we interview Natasha Parker — an LDS Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in Kansas.  Natasha blogs at both Mormon Matters and on her own blog regarding her experiences and thoughts as a therapist specializing in the treatment of Mormons.  During this interview, we discuss Natasha’s background, along with brief coverage of the following issues: LDS sexuality, homosexuality, depression, faith issues, and marriage issues.

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157-159: How to Improve Your Marriage After One of You Loses Their Testimony

June 3, 2010
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157-159: How to Improve Your Marriage After One of You Loses Their Testimony

In this 3-part series, Dan and Laurie Gallagher discuss Laurie’s loss of faith in the LDS Church (while Dan remains a believer), and how that led to an actual strengthening of their marriage and family relationships.

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123-125: What to do when your husband loses his LDS testimony — Jacque Parts 1-3

February 17, 2010
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In this series I interview Jacque — a faithful, believing LDS church member whose husband lost his LDS testimony last year. Episode 1: Jacque discusses her husband’s loss of  testimony, how they first discussed it, and the lessons she learned from dealing with the immediate aftermath. Episode 2: Jacque discusses the compromises that both her and her husband had to make to work through his loss of faith, and what eternal marriage has come to mean for her. Episode 3: Jacque discusses some of the unexpected blessings that have come to her marriage as a result of her husband’s loss…

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MTV’s Engaged and Underage Episode 6: Mormon Temple Marriage and the Exclusion of Non-Members

March 6, 2007
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MTV’s Engaged and Underage Episode 6: Mormon Temple Marriage and the Exclusion of Non-Members

(Props to Tom Grover for the Head’s up) MTV is running a series called “Engaged and Underage” on underage marriages in the U.S. One of the couples they are spotlighting is a Mormon couple — she was raised in the church, he converted. Within this episode, they explore how hard it is for non-LDS families to be excluded from the wedding ceremony in the LDS temple. It’s definitely an interesting Mormon story.  Some parts are QUITE painful. To watch the episode, click here and then click on the “Engaged and Underage: Episode 6 — Play All” link at the top…

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U.N.L.V. Forward Does Not Lack Family Support ( Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Meets NCAA Basketball )

March 5, 2007
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U.N.L.V. Forward Does Not Lack Family Support ( Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Meets NCAA Basketball )

NY Times: LAS VEGAS, March 4 — (Again from Paula) When the cheering section for Joe Darger is at full strength, it includes his father, his mother, his 18 siblings and his father’s other wife. They wear red T-shirts, blow on red noisemakers and wave red pompoms. They appear no different from any other group in the U.N.L.V. family section — only larger and louder. “We cheer for all the players,” said John Darger, Joe’s father. “We like to get a little rowdy.” John Darger is married to Carollee Darger, Joe’s mother. He is also married to Elizabeth Darger, the…

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046: Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Part 5: Anne’s Beliefs and Testimony

January 21, 2007
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To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. =================== In the final portion of our 5 part interview with Anne Wilde (Mormon Fundamentalist and Polygamist), Anne shares with us her views on a plethora of topics, including the Adam God Theory, Blood Atonement, Blacks and the Priesthood, feminism, and homosexuality. She also discusses her view of the future–both for Mormon Fundamentalism, and the world. And in my favorite part of the entire series, Anne concludes by sharing with us her testimony.Your story,…

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045: Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Part 4: Modern Polygamy Gone Wrong and Right

January 19, 2007
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To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog. =================== When many of us, as Mormons, think about 21st century polygamy, we often associate it with what we see on TV, or read in the paper: 60 year old men taking 13 year old child brides. Incest. Wifes being reassigned to other husbands. Welfare fraud. Basically, we think about the most egregious examples to come from the isolated, closed communities of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, led by Warren Jeffs. And while this ugly…

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044: Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Part 3: Anne’s Story

January 17, 2007
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In part 3 of this 5 part series, Anne B. Wilde (Independent Mormon Fundamentalist and polygamist) discusses her story–recounting how she went from being a traditional member of the LDS Church: BYU graduate, married in the temple, and mother of 3 children–to becoming a practicing Mormon Fundamentalist and polygamist–all while remaining active in the LDS church, and raising her children in her Salt Lake City ward.

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042-043: Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Parts 1 & 2: Polygamy in the Early LDS Church and the Rise of Mormon Fundamentalism

January 16, 2007
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In part 1 of this 5 part interview, Anne B. Wilde (Independent Mormon Fundamentalist, polygamist, and founder of Principle Voices) discusses the early practice of polygamy within the LDS Church. In part 2, Anne discusses the rise of Mormon Fundamentalism after the LDS Church decided to stop teaching plural marriage as an official church doctrine. She also discusses the schism within Mormon Fundamentalism, resulting in the various sects that exist today, in the 21st century.

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Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Part 2: The Rise of Mormon Fundamentalism

January 13, 2007
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Please click here to support Mormon Stories by “Digging” this podcast, or click on the post link above to find the “Sustain This!” button. In part 2 of this 5 part interview with Anne B. Wilde, Anne discusses the rise of Mormon Fundamentalism, and its progression to today. For part 1 of this interview, click here. The audio tends to lag a bit, but it’s good enough to release (for now).

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Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy Part 1: Polygamy Within The Early LDS Church

January 13, 2007
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Please click here to support Mormon Stories by “Digging” this podcast, or click on the post link above to find the “Sustain This!” button. This video begins part 1 of a 5 part interview with Anne B. Wilde: co-founder of Principle Voices, a support and advocacy group for Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy. Anne herself practiced polygamy for around 30 years (though her husband recently passed way). She is an extremely articulate and thoughtful woman. Anyway, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy! More to come.

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Seeking Comments/Questions for My Next Interview: Polygamy Spokeswoman Anne B. Wilde

December 30, 2006
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OK…I’ve lined up my next interview–Anne B. Wilde, spokeswoman for Principle Voices. I met her at the Sunstone symposium last August–and she is an amazingly delightful woman. I hope to do the interview mid-next week. Please post any questions or comments you’d like me to present to Ms. Wilde in advance. About Ms. Wilde: Anne was born and raised in the LDS Church, coming from generations of prominent pioneer ancestors. She graduated with honors from BYU in Business Education, and was married in the Los Angeles Temple a year later. After extensive study and research, she determined that the original…

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A MUST Listen: For Better, for Worse, for Apostasy? How Faith Issues Affect LDS Couple Relationships

September 8, 2006
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This morning, during my daily jog, I was profoundly blessed to listen to a recent panel presentation given at Salt Lake Sunstone 2006 entitled: “For Better, for Worse, for Apostasy? How Faith Issues Affect Couple Relationships” (session #SL06273). At times I was running with tears in my eyes. At other times I was laughing out loud (as old women gardening in their lawns in confusion watched me run past).

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Understanding LDS Homosexuality Video Pt. 2: “Marriage Hopes and Realities”

August 16, 2006
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In part 2 of this 3 part series on LDS homosexuality, we learn about a man named Russ, who followed his bishop’s counsel to get married in spite of his same sex attraction, and the problems that came about as a result.

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New Podcasts from the Remys: John & Jana’s Joint Journey

July 29, 2006
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How’s that for alliteration. John & Jana have a new podcast episode out, and it’s definitely worth the listen. It chronicles their joint journey of faith as a couple. Check it out, and please give them lots of Mormon Stories love.

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