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  • 67: Dave Left For His Daughters Jun 25 2014
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  • 69: Shannon Perkins

    Shannon grew up as a home-schooled Latter Day Saint. But as a lesbian who was diagnosed with chemical depression, she has experienced a lot of growing pains during her short life. Now, as a 25 year-old married to her transgender wife, she is moving forward with her life from suicidal thoughts to living with happiness(…)

    69: Shannon Perkins
  • 68: Jaaromy Zierse Faced His Fear

    Jaaromy suffered from anxiety and severe panic attacks.  He learned if he sat through his fear he could overcome his anxiety.  Jaaromy applies that same technique to living through a faith transition.

  • 67: Dave Left For His Daughters

    Dave chose to leave the LDS faith because he didn’t want his daughters to internalize the messages they may receive from church.  He feels patriarchy hurts both men and women.  Dave has learned a lot about himself by listening to the strong women in his life.

  • 66: Adam and Jetta

    Jetta came from “goodly parents” while Adam was raised by hippies. Listen to how this unlikely ex-LDS couple became high school sweethearts, served missions, married and struggled with infertility as they tried to build the ideal LDS life.

    66: Adam and Jetta

69: Shannon Perkins

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Shannon grew up as a home-schooled Latter Day Saint. But as a lesbian who was diagnosed with chemical depression, she has experienced a lot of growing pains during her short life. Now, as a 25 year-old married to her transgender wife, she is moving forward with her life from suicidal thoughts to living with happiness and joy.

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68: Jaaromy Zierse Faced His Fear

Jaaromy suffered from anxiety and severe panic attacks.  He learned if he sat through his fear he could overcome his anxiety.  Jaaromy applies that same technique to living through a faith transition.

67: Dave Left For His Daughters

Dave chose to leave the LDS faith because he didn’t want his daughters to internalize the messages they may receive from church.  He feels patriarchy hurts both men and women.  Dave has learned a lot about himself by listening to the strong women in his life.

66: Adam and Jetta

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Jetta came from “goodly parents” while Adam was raised by hippies. Listen to how this unlikely ex-LDS couple became high school sweethearts, served missions, married and struggled with infertility as they tried to build the ideal LDS life.

65: Snapshots of Ryan’s Life

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Ryan’s childhood began in Utah.  After some difficulties with his education he was moved to Hawaii and then to Arizona.  He was excited to get his mission call to Sweden where he had spent summers.  Ryan experienced a lot of trials on his mission which included deaths in his family, health concerns, and his father’s mental illness.  Today, Ryan is back in Sweden raising his children and supporting himself as a successful photographer.

64: Alyson

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After being sexually abused by a family member, Alyson went to Bishops and Stake Presidents for help.  After those failed attempts she tells us how she made reached out to a General Authority for one last plea for help.  This is her story of looking to the Priesthood for help, compassion, and comfort.

63: Colleen Left For Her Children

Colleen is a daughter, wife, a mother, and the girl next door.  She is also like many of us who struggle with our beliefs.  Colleen’s life changed as she listened to her husband explain his change of faith.  Colleen’s mother died at an early age so she shares how her faith transition has affected her hope of seeing her mom again someday.

62: Jessica Is Strong

Sometimes in life you are privileged to meet someone who will change your life.  Jessica is one of those people for me.  Her husband emailed me and told me I needed to hear his wife’s story of survival.  Jessica has survived rape and years of spousal abuse.  Through it all, she turned to the church for answers.  Jessica has now found happiness with her husband and their children after she stopped turning to the church for the answers.  Please listen to her incredible story.

Thank you Jessica and Mark.

61: Pastor Mark Peach

In this podcast Flip interview Pastor Mark Peach in an effort to bridge the gap between Mormons and Christians.  Pastor Mark is building a church with the purpose to serve people and welcome questions.  He says, “If you don’t have someone to express your doubts to, you’re in a tough place.”

60: Natalie – The Bishop’s Wife

Natalie is an amazing woman who tells us about her experience as a Bishop’s wife.  She shares the trauma she faced from being sexually harassed by a church leader.  Natalie and her family are happy and at peace after leaving the church.