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 …

386: Announcing a July 2017 Mormon Matters Retreat!

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A MORMON MATTERS RETREAT! “Understanding and Navigating Healthy Perspectives and Journeys within Mormonism” Led by Dan Wotherspoon, Ph.D. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, Marty Erickson, …

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” …

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 …

91: Cleanflix and What Its Story Reveals about Mormon Culture

Dan Wotherspoon Film, Mormon Life 33 Comments

The documentary film Cleanflix tells the story of the dramatic rise and fall of businesses (based primarily in Utah) that rented and sold versions of …