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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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...

The Consolation of Boethius

Sometimes in your studies, you run across pleasant surprises. Recently this happened to me.  As I was studying medieval church history, I ran across the name Boethius. I learned that Boethius was a powerful influence on the scholastic movement with writers like Thomas...

Stop Insulting the Priesthood

There’s a new party line emerging in the Church about the priesthood. It is this: “No one blesses themselves through the priesthood, so everyone is equally blessed by the priesthood.” This is becoming the neat little response to concerns about the men-only nature of...

Why Mormon Truth Claims Matter

The other day I was listening to a podcast about Mormonism when the host made the claim that it doesn’t matter whether the Church’s claims are true and that instead what matters is whether Mormonism is beautiful and good. It’s a viewpoint I’ve encountered many times...

173: The CES Podcast, episode 41: Romans 1 and 2

What did Paul tell the Romans about men who have sex with men and women who have sex with women? When did Christians first start calling Jesus "The Son of God" and "The Son of David"? Is "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth," a commandment or a...

172: The CES Podcast, episode 40: Introduction to Romans

How can certainty offer stability but at the same time become fragile when things change? How can Paul's Epistle to the Romans be dated around to the late 50 CE? How is Augustine's doctrine of Original Sin different from Paul's view of sin? All of these questions and...

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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)