In this episode Kristy and John talk together about how through future episodes of this podcast they plan to help Mormons who are transitioning out of orthodoxy*.
Faith crises can be difficult and Kristy and John discuss how the podcast will be a pratical tool to help people heal who are hoping to move on. They reminisce about their years of experience counseling Mormons through faith crises from all walks of life, including college students at BYU and USU where they earned their Ph.D.s, and share their theories of human and spiritual development.
Going forward, the podcast will be spearheaded by Kristy (a Mormon psychologist), with participation from John, other experts/clinicians, and interviews with everyday transitioning Mormons. This podcast will be a collaborative effort and we talk about what that could look like for you, our valued listeners. In NPR-like fashion, we want your ideas, your voices, your stories, your sorrows and dreams–we want to hear from you! In this episode we share some preliminary teasers of already-scheduled future episodes coming up (spoilers: parenting post-orthodoxy, managing anger and letting go, how to talk to orthodox family/friends, Mormon women’s mental health, and much, much more).
* = Where your individual, unique journey takes you post-orthodoxy is up to you because you’re the expert of your own life–only you will know what’s best for it. We are simply here to help you reach your goals with minimal anxiety and to promote understanding and growth along your path to authenticity.