Mike is interviewed on A Thoughtful Faith Podcast

Dec 09, 12 Mike is interviewed on A Thoughtful Faith Podcast

I really enjoy a new facebook group that was created by the people at A Thoughtful Faith podcast community. One day when I was browsing their wall and saw a post that they were looking for people to interview.  I quickly suggested my brother Mike.  They took up the offer and interviewed him. This interview is now posted on A Thoughtful Faith website. Here is the link: Athoughtfulfaith.org.

Mike talks about his faith journey and his faith crisis, polygamy, polyandry and moving forward with his faith. We hope you enjoy the podcast!

Born and raised in Northern California, Paul received his education at Ricks College and BYU with a BA in Spanish, minor in PE Coaching. Paul served his LDS mission during the years 94-96 in Rosario, Argentina. He now runs his own businesses from home in Utah County. He's married and has 4 boys. He is currently the ward cub master.

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  1. One of my favorite interviews thus far. Thanks for sharing your story Mike.

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    • Micah,
      Thank you for speaking with me. I was speaking with Paul tonight and told him that after being completely raw and honest with someone, that an immediate bond is formed. I now feel like I have known you forever. There is something scary about opening up like that on such a public forum, but at the same time, something very healing.

      I pray that my story will help others. Thank you again, Micah. You are doing a great thing.

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  2. Kylan

    Really good, Mike. Listened to the whole thing. See you soon.

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    • Thanks Kylan. I really cherish our friendship. Glen and I chatted for a bit today. All three of us should hang out when you come into town.

      I am glad you liked the interview.

      mike

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  3. I really enjoyed this podcast. I love the idea of inoculation. But it got me thinking…one of my children is getting too old for Santa Claus, so I need to have the “Santa” talk, and now I have to talk to my teens about polandry too?! Dang, parenting is not for whimps!

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  4. Camille /

    I just started listening to your podcast and I’m sure I’ll come back and comment later but I had to come and say it’s so fun to hear your voice. When you first started talking I actually yelled YAY out loud. Good thing I’m not in public. Could embarrass myself.

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    • Man. Cathy and I just laughed out loud at your comment. Do I sound like an old gray-haired sage now?

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      • LOL! your voice sounds just like it did. It was also fun to hear your stories about dating Cathy. I was there a lot of that which made it all the more fun to listen.

        I just got done listening to the whole podcast. I totally enjoyed it. I’m very glad you did that.

        And FYI – My daughters are adopted. I had 60+ miscarriages (at best guess) before I got rid of my uterus. Stupid useless thing! Adoption is AWESOME. Leah is half african american/half caucasion. Hannah is 1/4 aa, 1/4 italian (like sicilian italian – her birthgrandfather is from Sicily), 1/8 vietnamese (her birthgrandmother was born in vietnam but is half herself) – the rest is caucasion, 3/8.

        The racial issues within the church… make my mommy heart ache. I loved the post Paul did about Blacks and the church. It really did give me a foundation I can start with for my children, a line to hang on to. Previously I’d contemplated not going to church anymore and just teaching them at home or leaving altogether because the topic made me crazy.

        Anyway – thanks again!

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  5. Thanks Mike!

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  6. Melanie Jensen /

    Thank you for your insights! It was refreshing to hear your story and see how you have been able to stay active in the church.

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