At first glance, strangers might mistakenly label Royleane and Steve Otteson “unequally yoked” because Roy is active in the LDS Church and Steve has transitioned. In fact, these two are an amazing pair of equals who have navigated their own unique faith transitions with dignity and respect for each other and closeness in their relationship. Join Kristy as they share their story and insights about what worked for them and as the model practical exercises on building mutual respect, step 2 in a 6 step solution-focused series for couples. For couples who want to do these exercises at home, you can download the free workbook Kristy put together here.
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This was so great! We should be friends! 🙂 My husband and I have had very similar experiences the past 2 years while he has transitioned out of Mormonism and I have had my own faith transition, but continue to attend and try to maintain belief. For future episodes, I would love some pointers on how to navigate mixed-faith parenting, especially when it comes to church attendance (or not). Anyway, thanks for sharing your story!