Four Certified Sex Therapists who routinely work with Mormon clientele offer a response to An Open Letter to Bishops from a Wife of a Pornography Addict: 7 Things I Wish You Knew. Natasha Helfer Parker, Kristin Hodson, Kristin Marie Bennion and Shannon Hickman lead a thorough discussion walking listeners through both the clinically sound parts of the piece, as well as the perspectives they consider misinformed, inappropriate or even harmful to potential readers and ecclesiastical leaders.
Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Brian Willoughby, associate professor at Brigham Young University, in regards to his involvement with the recent research publication written in The Journal of Sex Research titled: Damaged Goods: Perception of Pornography Addiction as a Mediator Between Religiosity and Relationship Anxiety Surrounding Pornography Use. There has been much media frenzy around what these results mean and Mormon Mental Health Podcast felt it was important to reach out to the researchers themselves and get their take on what the study was striving to understand, how it was conducted, and how they hope the public and media will interpret and best understand the results.
Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Jennifer White, a clinical social worker who leads groups in regards to domestic violence (DV) in the Salt Lake City area. This podcast will be useful to those who are experiencing some sort of domestic violence in their lives, as well as family, friends or ecclesiastical/auxiliary leaders who are aware of those who need help with this issue. The podcast covers statistics, definitions and different types of DV, why it can be difficult to leave these types of relationships or seek safety, how to start developing a safety plan and suggestions for all parties involved. On a topic such as this that is often dealt with in family and community secrecy, and can be deadly to many, it is extremely important that we educate ourselves on how to get help and how to help others.