498: Mormon Difference Makers

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Community, Homosexuality, LGBTQ, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Culture, Sexuality Leave a Comment

This episode arrives on the heels of the release of a marvelous short video, “Do Better, which features LGBT+ Latter-day Saints and allies sharing reflections …

471–472: Reflections on the Recently Revealed MTC Sexual Abuse Cases

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Atonement, Christianity, Church Leadership, Communication, Community, Depression, Disaffection, Faith Development, Jesus Christ, Mormon Culture, Sexuality, Women, Worthiness 7 Comments

Within the past ten days, Mormonism has been rocked by a recoding and transcript released through MormonLeaks that depicts the confessions of a former president …

464: Protecting Ourselves and Loved Ones in Ecclesiastical Situations

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Activism, Church Leadership, Communication, Community, Sexuality, Worthiness 1 Comment

Issues surrounding sexual, physical, and emotional harassment and abuse, or of persons not feeling safe in certain institutional environments, have received fresh attention in the …

436–437: New Temple Baptisms Announcements

Dan Wotherspoon Baptism, Covenants, Priesthood, Sexuality, Temple, Women 2 Comments

On 14 December 2017, a new directive from the First Presidency was released outlining changes to certain things related to youth performing baptisms for the …

314–315: Sex-positivity in Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality 6 Comments

Mormonism, like most religions, has many teachings about sex and intimacy. But, like everything else, teachings interact with persons, each with her or his own …

215: Mormonism’s Modesty and Sexuality Discourse

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality 32 Comments

The cover of the March 2014 Ensign highlights an article, “The Lord’s Standard of Morality” by Elder Tad R. Callister, that has been the subject …

170–171: Toward Expanding and Improving LDS Discourse about Sexuality

Dan Wotherspoon Sexuality, Teaching 65 Comments

So often in Mormon discourse, the term “virtue” is treated almost exclusively as relating to sexual purity, chastity, and virginity, completely missing its much broader …

89–90: Latter-day Saint “Mid-Singles” Experience

Dan Wotherspoon Marriage, Sexuality 88 Comments

The LDS Church recently restructured its “singles” wards, effectively shutting them off to unmarried people who are 31 years old or above. In many ways, …

21: Sex and Immigration

John Dehlin Mormon Culture, Sexuality 35 Comments

In this re-launching of Mormon Matters podcast, Dan Wotherspoon leads a panel consisting of Joanna Brooks, Heather Olson Beal and John Dehlin, to discuss: Sex …