491: Mormonism and Depression, Suicide, and Medication: A Larger Context

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction, Depression, LGBTQ 10 Comments

In recent years, Mormonism has been doing much better when talking about depression and mental health struggles, helping destigmatize them and encouraging its members to …

347-348: Challenging the “Addiction” Paradigm with Regard to Pornography

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction, Pornography 35 Comments

The past two weeks featured two opposing Op-Eds in the Salt Lake Tribune (here and here) focusing on the issue of pornography, and especially if an “addiction” …

329: Addiction and Recovery Series—Part 4: Being an Addict and Mormon

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This episode, the fourth in the Mormon Matters series on Addiction and Recovery, features the stories and insights of two wonderful people, James Cottrell and …

325: Addiction and Recovery Series—Part 2: Effects on an Addict’s Family

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction 2 Comments

This episode contains a hopeful story, though one difficult to hear in all of its details. Ultimately the marriage of Christian and Kelle Smith has …

320–321: Addiction and Recovery—Part 1: Personal, Family, and Spiritual Dynamics

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction 5 Comments

In this two-part episode, the first in a Mormon Matters podcast series on the many dynamics of addiction and the processes of recovery, often including …

66: Spiritual Secrets of Addiction Recovery

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction 26 Comments

As the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous discovered, something profound can happen when addicts invite God or a power higher than themselves into their lives and …