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Welcome to my weekly Monday Motivation podcasts! Each week I will have a new topic to discuss. I call it "Monday Motivation with an edge!" Listen in and learn ways to STOP with the excuses and live life to its fullest! If you're ready to GET OFF YOUR ASS and do something your future self with thank you for... then these podcasts are FOR YOU! I also ask for, and appreciate, feedback and input! So, listen carefully for the question of the week and yes, special offers to help you Achieve Your S ...
 
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In a recent video released by paid actors supported by FAIRMormon and the More Good Foundation, Kwaku El, Brad Witbeck, and Cardon Ellis make the claim that I and Mormon Stories (and Jeremy Runnells) are intentionally "homewrecking for profit" with the work we do. In an attempt to combat this hurtful claim, I reached out to our amazing Mormon Stori…
 
Recently two friends of mine (Liz Cannon and Ray Purcell) asked to interview me about my role and experiences over the past 20 years trying to support people experiencing a Mormon faith crisis. This is our interview. Note: This interview is not a "typical" Mormon Stories Podcast interview, in that it warrants a PG-13 "rating" due to some adult lang…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media – and for all of you who downloaded the Word of the Year worksheet! It got so many hits, it deactivated! It’s only up for set amount of views, so obviously that goal was hit and for that... THANK YOU! I look f…
 
Jim Bennett is the author of "A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter." He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 5 of a multi-part series with Jim, I bring to Jim listener/viewer questions, along with several questions/observations of my own, into a passionate, 4 hour final conversation. If you were frustrated that I gave Ji…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media! And, for those of you who share my podcast, that’s KICKASS as without you doing that, I probably wouldn’t have as many listeners as I do. And yes, Happy New Year! Did we wake up and all the VID was gone? Yeah,…
 
Jim Bennett is the author of "A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter." He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 4 of a multi-part series with Jim, we discuss in-depth his approach to maintaining belief in the Mormon church AFTER exposure to all of the historical and social problems currently vexing the LDS church, as highli…
 
Jim Bennett is the author of "A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter." He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of a multi-part series with Jim, we discuss in-depth his approach to maintaining belief in the Mormon church AFTER exposure to all of the historical and social problems currently vexing the LDS church, as highli…
 
Jim Bennett is the author of "A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter." He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of a multi-part series with Jim, we discuss in-depth his approach to maintaining belief in the Mormon church AFTER exposure to all of the historical and social problems currently vexing the LDS church, as highli…
 
Jim Bennett is the author of "A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter." He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 1 of a multi-part series with Jim, we discuss in-depth his approach to maintaining belief in the Mormon church AFTER exposure to to all of the historical and social problems currently vexing the LDS church, as hig…
 
Are you looking for a story of hope and love to end this gosh-forsaken year? Here you go. WordPerfect co-founder and philanthropist Bruce Bastian (interviewed here and here) never expected to find love again after his mixed-orientation Mormon marriage dissolved. Then he met Clint Ford. This is an epic love story for the ages, folks. So hopeful. So …
 
Ten years ago I interviewed WordPerfect co-founder and philanthropist Bruce Bastian, wherein we discussed his life growing up as gay Mormon boy in Idaho, his years at WordPerfect, his journey "coming out" as a gay Mormon father in the 1990s, and his early efforts to support LGBTQ rights. Since this first interview, Bruce became even more active in …
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media. We’re here! The last week of 2020! Week 52 of the year and week 248 of these podcasts. In last week’s podcast I asked, “What have YOU done consistently for that long besides breath?” I heard from quite a few o…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for listening and connecting with me on social media. Enjoy whatever you are celebrating this week and month! If you’re new to me – I hope you come back, or even go back and listen to the progression over the almost 5 years of podcasts! YEP. 247 WEEKS. 4 ¾ years.…
 
Zelph on the Shelf is one of the most successful YouTube channels in history dedicated to exploring Mormonism in thoughtful and entertaining ways. Five years ago I sat down with Samantha Shelley and Tanner Gilliland to discuss their loss of faith as "Mormon Millennials." That episode was extremely well-received at the time, and was highly influenti…
 
Recently, the Mormon apologetic organization FAIRMormon has released several aggressive new videos via their YouTube Channel starring the actors Kwaku El, Cardon Ellis, and Brad Witbeck. These videos are intended to appeal to younger Latter-day saints, but also launch aggressive attacks against me (John Dehlin) and Jeremy Runnells (author of the CE…
 
Recently I was super fortunate to sit down with reality tv stars Heather Gay and Dre Nord - who are both currently appearing on BravoTV's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." In this three-part series, we focus on Heather and Dre's life experiences within the context of Mormonism (and Utah Mormonism). Part 1 covers... Heather and Dre's early years …
 
Recently I was super fortunate to sit down with reality tv stars Heather Gay and Dre Nord - who are both currently appearing on BravoTV's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." In this three-part series, we focus on Heather and Dre's life experiences within the context of Mormonism (and Utah Mormonism). Part 1 covers... Heather and Dre's early years …
 
Mormon Stories Listeners, I really need your help. The Mormon Church is funneling millions of dollars each year into non-profit "charities" like the More Good Foundation and FAIRMormon to smear my name and Jeremy Runnell's name, in hopes of destroying the positive impact of Mormon Stories Podcast. Watch any cult documentary. It's what cults do. In …
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses. Thank you for being here with me and spending this shit show of a year with me! If you’re new to this podcast, welcome and, I look forward to you connecting with me on social media! Instagram, LinkedIn and my business FB page as you don’t want to see my posts of tacos and …
 
Recently I was super fortunate to sit down with reality tv stars Heather Gay and Dre Nord - who are both currently appearing on BravoTV's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." In this two-part series, we focus on Heather and Dre's experiences as Mormons. Topics covered in today's episode include: Heather and Dre's early years as devout Mormons. Dre'…
 
In today’s episode we will provide an overview of several LDS church apologetic non-profits, and discuss recent concerns about dishonesty, mean-spiritedness, and the incitement of violence by some people associated with these Mormon apologist non-profits. The Mormon apologetic non-profits that we will be discussing today include: the More Good Foun…
 
Paul Cardall battled long odds from birth, eventually triumphing over a serious heart disability to earn distinction as an outstanding composer and pianist. In 1997 he first won widespread notice by setting author Richard Paul Evans’ No. 1 NY Times best-seller The Christmas Box to music. Cardall’s achievements range from releasing 11 chart-topping …
 
In 2014 the LDS Church released an essay entitled "Race and the Priesthood" as part of its Gospel Topics Essays Initiative. This essay was groundbreaking in that it officially renounced past LDS racist teachings regarding blacks and the LDS Priesthood. This essay has been highly controversial. Some see it as groundbreaking positive progress. Some s…
 
Join me now as I interview historian Dr. Matt Harris about his new book entitled "The LDS Gospel Topics Series: A Scholarly Engagement" published by Signature Books. In this episode we will provide an overview of the book, and discuss the events that led to the release of the essays by the LDS Church.…
 
In today's Mormon Stories Podcast episode legendary Utah journalist and investigator Lynn Packer discusses his recent investigation into possible fraud perpetrated by Utah Mormon Tim Ballard and Utah Mormon Attorney General Sean Reyes - as part of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), which has raised over $30 million claiming to rescue children fr…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION Welcome to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! If you haven’t, please check out my new-ish website BadassBusiness.Coach as I have these podcasts on there as well as any upcoming events, workshops, webinars, free resources, and some cool-ass swag! LOL! My books an…
 
Dear Mormon Stories Podcast Listeners, Due to COVID-19, we have lost several donors in 2020. Please help us keep Mormon Stories Podcast alive by donating today, tomorrow, #GivingTuesday, or any time over the next several weeks. Facebook is matching donations made at or near 6am Mountain time tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. The Facebook Campaign link ca…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses! As always, I appreciate you listening, reading this, and for investing in you and connecting with me on social media. I may sound like a broken record to those of you long-time listeners, but hey, that’s ok… someone needs to hear it today! Last week’s podcast I shared abou…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast No More Excuses Welcome and thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with others! And, for commenting, messaging me and especially for being committed to your personal and professional growth. So, are YOU ready? Ready to FINISH THE YEAR STRONG-ER that is? I know that I am! Because …
 
Paul H. Dunn is one of the most beloved General Authorities in the history of the Mormon church. His vast popularity was based on his uncanny ability to tell gripping stories in General Conference, in firesides, in over a dozen books, and on cassette tapes about his time as a professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, and about his …
 
Join us now for Part 4 of our interview with legendary Mormon journalist Lynn Packer (nephew of Boyd K. Packer), wherein he will be sharing with us what it was like to cover the darker side of Mormonism or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a journalist. Some of the stories we will cover in this episode include those of: Mark Hofman…
 
As part 3 in my interview with groundbreaking Mormon journalist Lynn Packer (nephew of Boyd K. Packer), I want to share with you a fascinating 30 minute video produced by Lynn, which provides essential background information to understand the following: The evolution of the LDS Church away from valuing thought, science, and scholarship (based on th…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, connecting with me on social media to continue the podcast them with questions, articles and challenges. Also, thank you to my new listener, Charity in Oklahoma, for reaching out on Facebook and letting me know that she's going to make her health …
 
Twelve years ago Adam Hughes was serving as a Mormon bishop in Northern Arizona and Marlana was a stay-at-home Mormon mother of four. Last year, Adam and Marlana were still active, believing, orthodox Mormons living in Tucson, Arizona. Only a few months ago, Adam and Marlana lost their faith in Mormonism, while their son was preparing to leave on h…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for being BADASS and Kicking ASS every day! And yes, for coming back week after week and listening to my podcast. Last week I had the privilege of interviewing listener Nikki Antoniazzi (and yes, I screwed up that pronunciation - Sorry Nikki!) She's the epitome …
 
Join me today in my series with Lynn Packer - journalist, investigative reporter, and nephew to the late LDS/Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer. Lynn Packer was involved in many significant Utah news stories including that of forger/bomber Mark Hofmann and serial killer Ted Bundy. Lynn is perhaps most well known for his investigation of Mormon General A…
 
Join me today in my series with Lynn Packer - journalist, investigative reporter, and nephew to the late LDS/Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer. Lynn Packer was involved in many significant Utah news stories including that of forger/bomber Mark Hofmann and serial killer Ted Bundy. Lynn is perhaps most well known for his investigation of Mormon General A…
 
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION! Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening, mentioning this podcast with others, sharing it on your social... much like my guest on this week podcast regularly does! But mostly for investing in YOU! We all, at some point in our lives have used EXCUSES for WHY we stopped, quit, gave up and "…
 
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