Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a psychotherapist who focuses on issues surrounding female sexuality and feminism within the LDS framework. Questions are asked from listeners and answered on the podcast.

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176: The CES Podcast, episode 42: Romans 7-9

Why is Romans so dang confusing? What did Paul think about Jews who did not accept The Gospel message? What would Paul have thought of Calvinism? All these questions and more are answered on this podcast episode which covers Romans 7-9. If you would like to email Dr....

175: The CES Podcast, episode 41: Romans 3-6

What relationship does Donald Trump's tweets have with Paul's epistle to the Romans? Why is Romans so dang confusing? What is one interpretive lens through which to understand Paul's epistle to the Romans? What was the reformer's, Martin Luther, relationship with...

Return or Renewal

By now, Facebook loiterers and magazine subscribers will have all read the LDSLiving article on Thomas Wirthlin McConkie's journey back to the church. Writer Katie Lambert draws from McConkie’s May 22 interview with KUER's Radiowest to describe McConkie’s search for...

The Book of Mormon’s Racial Legacy

(Author's Note: This was a tough post to write and I expect a tough post to read. Please read carefully for what I am and am not saying before commenting. I think we can have a productive conversation, but only if we're committed to doing so.) Before we dive into this...

Facing Our Racial History

As the events of Charlottesville made clear, the United States has a long way to go in addressing its racial history. The same is true for our Church. The initial official statement by the Church was, well, a bit tepid. It condemned violence. It also quoted a...

The Enemy

We are culturally conditioned to be racist before we even know the word. We are culturally conditioned to be sexist regardless of gender identity. We are culturally conditioned to be heterosexist before we have a sexual identity. These ideas cannot be changed without...

I Sold My Birthright

This is about my birthright.  This is about my potential.  This is about what I was made for. This is about what I gave away when I was convinced it wasn’t worth anything. I grew up knowing I was meant for one thing.  I was called to the highest, holiest, most noble...

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The Barker Brothers’ Projects

“…we are asking our Church leaders to inquire of the Lord if the one year wait on the temple sealing can be changed…”


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.


These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.


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Quote of the Month

"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)