488–490: Resurrecting Atonement

Dan Wotherspoon Atonement, Christianity, Faith, Faith Development, God, Jesus Christ, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Spirituality, Theology 24 Comments

The concept of “atonement” is powerful: being “at one” with God, others, and ourselves. But the panelists on this episode, Mark Crego and George Andrew …

476: A Healer’s Healing Journey: An Interview with Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks

Dan Wotherspoon Confidence, Faith, Faith Development, Grief and Suffering, Marriage, Mentors, Mormon Culture, Mormon Life, Spirituality, Women 2 Comments

Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks has over the past decade-plus become a leading voice in mental health, marriage and family, women’s issues, and faith journey …

469: Human Development and Parenting

Dan Wotherspoon Communication, Marriage, Retreat, Science, Spirituality, Teaching Leave a Comment

Understanding human development—its tremendous scope, typical progressions, and reasons for its slowdowns or ways various forms of harm can hinder our growth—­­has many benefits. Because …

363–364: Mormonism’s Wonderful, Vulnerable God

Dan Wotherspoon God 20 Comments

For many who find themselves in the middle of a faith crisis, casting about for new footing and ways of orienting to life and others, …

326: Addiction and Recovery Series—Part 3: One Family’s Story of Overcoming Pornography Addiction and Its Negative Effects

Dan Wotherspoon Pornography 13 Comments

This episode, the third in our Mormon Matters Addiction and Recovery series, features another hopeful story, though it takes us through some very dark times …

269: The Effects of Excommunication on All of Us: Healing Perspectives

Dan Wotherspoon Excommunication, Feminism 37 Comments

This week’s excommunication from the LDS Church of John Dehlin, and its making fresher the memory of Kate Kelly’s excommunication last summer as well as …

198: Engaging Mormonism from Outside the Fold

Dan Wotherspoon Mormon Life 13 Comments

Over the course of its run, Mormon Matters has received emails from non-LDS persons who have become regular listeners to the podcast, as well as …

174–175: The Chaplains on . . . Suffering

Dan Wotherspoon Depression, Grief and Suffering 17 Comments

When we meet someone who is suffering, whether physically or emotionally, we naturally want to be of service to them. Sometimes our fears overcome us, …

110: Abuse and the Forgiveness Dilemma

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Forgiveness, Top 10 57 Comments

The April 2012 General Conference featured a terrific talk by President Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy,” that reinforces the importance of being forgiving and non-judgmental. …