When should you call it quits in marriage? Does it matter how long you’ve been married? What if you have kids? Where do you draw the line and should everyone draw the same line? Today we discuss drawing lines in marriage and religion and whether it is personal or across the board.
Today’s Episode is split into three segments. In segment #1 Bill Reel addresses guilt and shame and shares an experience from his personal life. In segment #2 Bill makes a plea on behalf the Mormon Discussion team in order to keep this work going. And Bill concludes by addressing the criticism that he no longer […]
Today on the Mormon Wellness Project, Wendy Perry tackles the hot topic of LDS Lay leadership interviewing young children behind closed doors and asking questions that are sexual in nature. What is appropriate and what isn’t? And how can we better help our children with healthy boundaries? Today we dive in! Wendy Perry, M.Ed. LPC, […]
People are constantly trying to figure out how they can be in Mormonism while trying to reconcile where they stand versus where the Institution stands. In spite of the fact that the Church has always struggled to define itself, it’s history, it’s theology, and even the Word of God when it isn’t; we still seem […]
Radio Free Mormon’s Thanksgiving Day Episode RFM tackles Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard in their Face to Face broadcast, from behind enemy lines. Elder Ballard says Church leaders have never, ever, never, ever, ever, hidden difficult pieces of our faith’s history. RFM then proceeds to not only show that the Church has lied on a few […]
In Radio Free Mormon fashion, RFM tackles the sentence within the The Family: A Proclamation to the World, that Gender is Eternal and does the research to show is if such was really a doctrine previously taught within Mormonism or if the Church created this Doctrine….. “Out of Nothing At All”. The solution for the […]
Wendy Perry tackles misery and unhappiness. She speaks to the truth of what is at the root of unhappiness and how we get ourselves into this trouble through black and white dualistic thinking about right and wrong. Wendy helps us exit our stupor of thought to solve this conundrum!!! Wendy Perry, M.Ed. LPC, is a […]
Today I sit with my friend Chris Bloxham and using the recent Elder Holland retraction as a springboard to discuss just how much of Mormonism’s faith promoting narrative is untrue and deeply built on myth and fable. We tackle stories like the Brigham Young transfiguration, Lorenzo Snow seeing Jesus in the Temple, Seagulls and Crickets, […]
Today we tell the story of Lucy Walker, plural wife of the prophet Joseph Smith. We tell her story and then spend time exploring who has spiritual experiences, whether they can be trusted specifically when one us under stress, pressure, and sleep deprivation. Then we explore the spiritual experiences of those of other faiths and […]
Mormon Discussion Halloween Edition. Today we sit down with Zach Derr and discuss ghost and spirit stories within Mormonism. We talk about how some of these are explainable but that others seem to be beyond explanation. We talk of myth and our need to give explanations for things we otherwise can’t explain. We talk about […]
Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat. Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]
Jack Naneek explores literalism, authority, and how some Mormons wish the LDS Church really was a cult. Stories of the Old Testament are examined, foundational history reconsidered, and the writings of Mark Twain mentioned. In the end, we learn Huck Finn might have been right when he decided to stay on the raft with Jim!
Jack Naneek discusses the second half of life. It’s as different from the first half as day is to night. Piano lesson are mentioned, and teaching those in the first half of life is discussed. In the end, we realize our institutions are stuck in the first half of life because they’re supposed to be […]
Orthodox members of the Church constantly point at progressive Mormons as falling off the path, as inappropriately raising a critical voice, as having done something contrary to the path Jesus had set. Today we revisit the life of Jesus. We examine his interaction with his religious leaders. We examine his behavior within his True and […]