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Frank and Dan's off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism. Episodes include a rundown of six news stories from the prior week, and the show occasionally features interviews with writers, thinkers, and leaders in the atheist community. As former Mormons, the hosts provide insight into the often misunderstood religious minority.
 
Exmormonology is a study of life after your mormon faith crisis, from a life coach's perspective, "mingled with" my personal exmormon musings. Exmormonology is a podcast for people who want to learn to ways so let go of pain, reduce anger, move on from the ties that bind all while stepping peacefully into life beyond mormonism, or whatever religion you have grown out of. I help you deconstruct the religious conditioning you have experienced. I coach brave souls willing to walk away from all ...
 
Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, is an interview series about love and sex through the lens of Mormon upbringing. Our conversations dive into the confusing nature of growing up in Mormonism where sexuality is taught as something that's beautiful and sacred, but can only be explored after you're married- usually very quickly in between the temple sealing and the reception in the back of an '88 Mercury Tracer. Recorded in Los Angeles, we speak with post-mormons, ...
 
Your user's guide to life on the outside. Leaving religion is the first step into a larger, better world. But it can also be a scary world. Things work differently now. Never fear: that's why we’re here! We're your audio uncles, and with help from good friends and experts in all sorts of fields, we're going to share the stories and seek the knowledge we all need for building a great life! After all, you only get one (that we know of), so you'd better make the most of it!
 
A native of Southern California, Jeremy was born in the covenant. A 6th generation Mormon of Pioneer heritage, Jeremy reached every Mormon youth milestone. An Eagle Scout, Returned Missionary, and BYU alumnus, Jeremy was married in the San Diego Temple with expectations and plans of living Mormonism for the rest of his life. In February 2012, Jeremy experienced a crisis of faith, which subsequently led to a faith transition in the summer of 2012. In the spring of 2013, Jeremy was approached ...
 
From Kolob to Calvary was created to help listeners who are transitioning out of Mormonism, have already left, or are non-Mormons trying to understand their LDS friends and neighbors better. It speaks to the heart and soul of those leaving Mormonism for a Biblically-based faith. Host Tracy Tennant shares her personal insights and experiences gained from her time as a faithful Latter-day Saint of 26 years and now as a former Mormon on a journey to discover the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ...
 
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Jim turns the mic around and ask me some questions that I have never been asked before in regards to my mormon faith crisis. What a person goes through as they are deconstructing their religious brain is very intense. The thoughts and feelings seem to come at you so fast, you often cannot make sense of it all. You feel overwhelmed, betrayed and lon…
 
We all dream of the days when life ceases to be challenging. When we learn all the lessons there are to learn, we make our millions, solve our problems, achieve all our goals, and ride off into the sunset with our happily ever after. Unfortunately, or should I say FORTUNATELY, life never stops presenting us with a healthy dose of difficulty. Itt al…
 
Esteban continues his story in part 2. In this episode Esteban talks about life after the church. What can life after the church look like for someone who is LGTBQIA? It's important to know that the church doesn't own kindness, "clean living", integrity, honestly, faithfulness, even spirituality. All of those things are still available to you outsi…
 
One of the most difficult parts of your mormon faith deconstruction is explaining what you are experiencing to your still believing family and friends. We want so desperately to be understood. We want our loved ones to know how hard this time in our life is, yet we just keep banging our head against the wall in frustration at the lack of understand…
 
Esteban Lee O’Neal is a beautiful human, a father, super gay, and a pioneer survivor. Esteban, and the love of his life Rex, recently celebrated their 16th anniversary. Together, they are a blended family with 6 children. He was once a Mormon missionary and believed he could be saved from being gay. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be born…
 
Grief is an emotion I'm learning to sit with these days. Grieving the loss of certain beliefs I've clung to my whole life, and grieving the loss of a pet. Sometimes when we feel an intense emotion like grief it almost feels like you're wearing a shocking device. It hurts so bad you become desperate to relieve the pain. But I've found that, relaxing…
 
This week I want to talk to you about how one measures being enough. Growing up in the mormon church there are a lot of requirements given to us over the course of our lives about how we need to be living. We have to "do" a lot in the church and then we are required to go to worthiness interviews to judge our enoughness. The religious conditioning …
 
Something was in the air the night we recorded this Irreverent Episode. At a certain point in the podcast we, well, fell into a complete an totally laughing fit that still tickles me listening to it again. We hope you will join us as we discuss... Jim's Legal Pad of Ideas Mormon Temples Missed Opportunity Mormon Product Ideas The Mormon Rocky Horro…
 
Karly continues her story in part 2 as her family is divided and the abuse becomes more emotional and psychological. When a child is not believed, telling the truth to adults means a pattern of betrayal that carries an emotional toll throughout our lives. When Karly was not believed as a child the consequences were life threatening and have left he…
 
A stampede at an Israeli festival leads to dozens of deaths, Mormons and the COVID-19 vaccine, evangelicals promise to terrify Democrats, atheist 'prayers' at council meetings lead to similar responses in Florida, antisemitic crimes up in Germany, Jerry Falwell Jr. promises big party for graduates, and a discussion about Josh Duggar and why we usua…
 
Karly is a survivor of physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, childhood cancer, and religious trauma as a member of The Church of Christ. She noted many similarities in her religious upbringing to friends who were Mormon or ExMormon. Karly is a resilient and brave young woman and we are happy to have her on as the first "guest" :) on our podcast…
 
This week, Kate fills in while Frank takes a much needed vacation, and tells us about leaving the church she had indoctrinated her children into. Catholic bishops are mad at Joe Biden, a Canadian MP tries to defend conversion therapy but ends up with a hashtag, bleach drinking "church" indicted and more! Find Kate and her amazing art on Instagram a…
 
Liberty University wants its money back, activists seek more accurate Poland census, Bavaria orders secular crosses hung in public buildings, Pakistan calls on West to criminalize blasphemy against Islam, study finds poor health outcomes for women in sexist churches, Facebook announces a new prayer feature, and Richard Dawkins' fall from grace.…
 
What happens when one's profession does not align with one's religion? Let's talk about it. Natasha Helfer's "church court of love"scheduled for April 18th. Also, do you know you are your own authority? Do you believe that? I am working on a module for my coaching program that will help you see how our conditioning in "The Church" has contributed t…
 
US Supreme Court continues push to officially establish Christianity as state religion, Mormon sex therapist faces excommunication for promoting sexual health, a Hindu holiday poses public health threat in India, bigger and better Jesus coming to a Brazilian town near you, Mormon Church growth slows, Planned Parenthood announces new board members, …
 
In part 2 of Kindra's story she discusses how leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints mishandled the sexual abuse presented to them by her and her mom. How they revictimized her on multiple occasions. She discusses the issues she faced as a teenager, young adult, and mother as a child sexual assault survivor in the church. She…
 
Tennessee wants to expand eligibility to serve in legislature (in a bad way), RCMP close down church in Alberta, Alabama allows atheists to vote, god worshipped by cargo cult dies, t-shirt angers Muslims in Kenya, COVID-19 vaccine required for entry to Mecca, and Mormon prophet has a message for anyone doubting Mormonism, "you're lazy."…
 
Kindra tells a little about herself to start because she also does not wish to be defined by her abuser although abuse does seem to shape our lives as survivors. She also recognizes patterns of generational trauma in her life and in her life choices, some good and some not so good. She does explain in some detail the actual sexual abuse from her st…
 
Catholic Church lobbied against suicide prevention hotline, Christian schools reconsider mascots, new Arkansas law allows medical workers to refuse treatment to LGBTQ people, Panera Bread discriminates again pagan worker, fewer than half of Americans now belong to a church, a Christian school apologizes for the wrong thing, and a discussion about h…
 
Dayna continues her story in this episode. We jump right into the story again and into the uncomfortable truth of what victims of child sexual abuse experience. Fair warning: the very beginning of this episode is uncomfortable and we want to make talking about these things normal. We need to become comfortable talking about these things with our ch…
 
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