In this episode, recorded January 17, 2017, we have a Q&A in Communicating with Orthodox/Believing Mormons. Co-hosts are John and Margi Dehlin.
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- Jenny Marrow, Therapist and Relationship Coach
- Ryan McKnight, Founder of MormonLeaks
- Steve Holbrook, Utah Valley PostMormons
- Royleane Otteson, African Promise Foundation – President of the Board
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- John and Margi answer their first viewer question ’15:56′
- Steve talks about his predictions for 2017 ’25:52′
- Jenny offers her advice on bringing up hard topics. ’28:45′
- John and Margi answer a viewer question, how do we help our disbelieving sibling come out? ’34:55′
- Do we share our truth with believers? ‘1:00:09’
- John and Margi address a question around boundaries. ‘1:19:35’
- Thank you, listeners. ‘1:34:52’
- Steve on Mormon Spectrum ‘1:36:51’
- Royleane shares resources that helped her, including Another Testament of Marriage. ‘1:39:52’
- Ryan’s closing thoughts ‘1:41:09’
- Jenny on trusting your passion and compassion. ‘1:44:35’
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I’m married to an inactive, but hasn’t really looked into the issues mormon. He seems fine with where our live is but doesn’t have any real desire to ‘decide’. Whereas I went down the rabbit hole about a year and a half ago and I can’t go back. I will bring up issues here and there, but he’s not interested. Fine. But now the problem is I’m ready to be slightly more authentic about where I am beliefs wise, but he has no desire to be so outed to his family – who would be VERY upset about it, no doubt. So I’m constantly watching what I say and do, post on social media, etc, even what ‘pages’ and comments and stories I like (since people see that all the time) so as not to be inadvertently seen by a brother or sister in law or whoever and have questions arise. It feels tiring.
Sorry about not proofreading the above ^, haha. I’m sure through the gift of discernment you can decipher my code.
Liked the discussion abouth truth, or more precisely about facts and how those facts are communicated and acted upon.
I want all the facts so I can make informed decisions. I have a hard time with people who deny facts – both in the religious and in the political arena.
If there were convicted pedophiles working closely with my children I would like to know.
If my wife was seen kissing and holding hands with a coworker I would like to know.
Then(!) I can work with the facts, ie. what I should say or do…
People who refuse to listen, because they already “know”, or who just stick their head in the sand and pretend that any uncomfortable facts are “not true” do not sem authentic to me, they seem scared and uninfirmed. I have a hard time letting them influence others, because I find such influence kind of abusive.
I have members in my family who, if the bretheren (or the new president) would tell them to go break the windows of the homes where diverse people live, would accuse me of beeing confrontational if I told them to stop and think about what they were doing. They would ask me how I could “do that to them”, if I tried to use common sence.