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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 31, 2018
Natasha is joined by Braxton Dutson, CWS, in the second episode of the series discussing the letter that Camille Bailey Aagard wrote to her son about porn. This episode includes multiple references including the following:
 
Al Vernacchio’s 
“For Goodness Sex”
https://www.amazon.com/Goodness-Sex-Changing-Sexuality-Values/dp/0062269518
 
David Ley
“Ethical Porn for Dicks”
https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Porn-Dicks-Responsible-Pleasure-ebook/dp/B01M67PXK9/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
 
Paul Malan
“The Naked People In Your iPod”
https://medium.com/@ungewissen/the-naked-people-in-your-ipod-f770a27fdb59
 
Mormon Sex Info episode with Paul Malan
“The Naked People In Your iPod”
http://www.mormonsexinfo.com/69-naked-people-in-ipod
 
Marty Klein
Porn Literacy Checklist
https://www.yourtango.com/experts/martyklein/porn-literacy-checklist-for-talking-to-kids-middle-school-age-and-older
 
Braxton Dutson and Al Vernacchio on the “Birds and Bees Podcast”
“Teaching Values in Sexual Health with Al Vernacchio”
http://www.birdsandbeespodcast.com/021-teaching-values-in-sexual-health-with-al-vernacchio/
 
Please check out the podcast Braxton hosts, “Birds and the Bees”
http://www.birdsandbeespodcast.com/
May 22, 2018
Linda Swayne Gifford joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Mental Health. At the age of 68, Linda came out last fall as transgender. She shares her story with Natasha which includes the effect it had on her family, the church’s response and how all of this accumulated and affected her mental health.
 
References discussed in this episode:
 
The Gender Bread Person
http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/03/the-genderbread-person-v2-0/
 
To read the guest blog post Linda wrote, please view it here:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mormontherapist/2018/04/lds-church-why-are-you-afraid-to-minister-to-and-include-transgender-members.html

 

For ecclesiastical leaders wondering how to help, please visit Symmetry Solutions and book a free hour consultation: symmetrysols.com

Please consider donating to Morman Mental Health if you’d like to see this program continue after 2018: https://www.mormonmentalhealth.org

 

May 15, 2018

Kristyn Decker joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Mental Health. Having been the child of polygamous prophet, Kristyn shares her journey of being part of a polygamous group and also her post-fundamentalist life. She shares her experience with sexuality as a fundamentalist, her experience going on the show “Sister Wives” and then Natasha and Kristyn dive into the doctrines used to keep people dedicated to the group.

Kristyn is the author of “Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies”:

https://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Years-Polygamy-Secrets-Little/dp/145255000X

Other references referred to in the episode include:

Lindsay Hansen Park’s “Year of Polygamy” Podcast which you can find at yearofpolygamy.com

You can find out more about “Sister Wives” by going to tlc.com/tv-shows/sister-wives/

As always, please consider donating to Mormon Mental Health by going to mormonmentalhealth.org 

May 8, 2018

On this episode of Mormon Mental Health, Natasha is joined by Karin Franklin Peter who is a Community of Christ minister and serves on the Council of Presidents of Seventy. Natasha and Karin discuss Karin's personal spiritual journey in the church, the reaction by members in the church and current changes taking place.

Natasha sums up the episode by mentioning some of the mental health practices that Karin and the Community of Christ employ that both Mormons and non-Mormons alike can learn from.

For more information on the Community of Christ, please visit their website:www.cofchrist.org

Karin also hosts a Community of Christ podcast, Project Zion Podcast. To find out more, please visit: projectzionpodcast.org/tag/community-of-christ/

Thank you to all that have donated to Mormon Mental Health. To donate, please go here and consider becoming a monthly supporter: www.mormonmentalhealth.org

Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

May 1, 2018

Sarah Hughes-Zabawa, LCSW, and Jennifer White, CSW, join Natasha to discuss consent and ways that we can better equip ourselves whether as leaders in the church, family members, supports and allies for anyone that has had to deal with any type of sexual assault.

Discussed in this topic are articles including, Myths about Rape and How to Teach Consent to Kids from everydyafeminism.com:  

https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/02/how-to-teach-consent-to-kids/

Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

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