Tag: psychology

Supporting Your LGBTQ Loved One in Today’s Church

By Natasha Helfer Parker Natasha Helfer Parker is a licensed clinical marriage & family therapist and certified sex therapist with almost 20 years experience working primarily with Latter-day Saints. She can be contacted at natashaparker.org.   QUESTION: Our teenager recently came out to us as being gay, and, wanting to respond in a supportive way, …

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How Does Our Polygamous History Affect Our Marriages?

By Natasha Helfer Parker Natasha Helfer Parker is a licensed clinical marriage & family therapist and certified sex therapist with almost 20 years experience working primarily with Latter-day Saints. She can be contacted at natashaparker.org.   Question: Mormons believe that if we are sealed together as husband and wife—and if we honor our covenants—we will …

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Understanding the Shadow

By Michael Farnworth   IN HER BOOK Kitchen Table Wisdom Rachel Naomi Remen tells about a time her family was assembling a large jigsaw puzzle. Being only three or four at the time, she couldn’t really help, but she watched plenty. As she did, the darker puzzle pieces began to remind her of spiders and …

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Passive-aggression among the Latter-day Saints

By Michael J. Stevens I HAVE BEEN teaching higher education courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and group psychology for nearly 20 years, and the topic of conflict resolution has been a common theme in most classes I teach. As a way of introducing the topic, I often use a self-assessment exercise called the “Behavior Description …

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Roundtable: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex, and Marriage in Mormonism

By Stephanie Buehler, Natasha Parker, and John Dehlin The following is excerpted from the Mormon Stories podcast (episode 245), “Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism,” which was first released on 10 March 2011. To hear the full discussion (about twice the length presented here), visit http://mormonstories.org/?p=1506. This excerpt is printed with the permission of …

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