Experiencing a Mormon faith crisis can be highly disruptive to individual, familial, and social well-being. Unfortunately, many individuals, marriages, and families can be negatively impacted by this process. In addition, many progressive and post-Mormons struggle to rebuild a life of joy, meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and community after a faith crisis. They feel stuck. Overwhelmed. Paralyzed. Or even, permanently scarred.
The Good News?
A Mormon Faith Crisis can actually be one of the greatest gifts of your lifetime – helping to:
- Improve your overall mental and physical health.
- Strengthen/deepen your family relationships.
- Improve your marriage or your relationship with a significant other.
- Find more meaningful and fulfilling friendships and community.
- Improve your parenting effectiveness (for current and/or future children).
- Develop a more authentic connection with yourself and your life.
John, Margi, and Natasha have been supporting Mormons in faith crisis for almost two decades.
- John Dehlin has a Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with clinical and research interests centering on the navigation of religious faith crises.
- Margi Dehlin is a Certified Life Coach, with an emphasis on providing healing and support for people experiencing a life transition.
- Natasha Helfer Parker is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with 20 years experience counseling individuals, couples, and families.
Over the past several years as therapists/coaches/spouses/parents, we have realized a few things:
- Our interventions/tools are effective: The interventions that we have been using in individual coaching/therapy sessions, and at workshops and retreats for the past several years could benefit far more people than those able to physically access these resources.
- Where’s the podcast and the book?: A weekly podcast and book on “How to Navigate a Mormon Faith Crisis” desperately needs to be provided for those in crisis.
- Everyone needs community: While coaches/therapists and tools are useful, what Mormons in faith crisis perhaps need most is a private community of support comprised of others in a similar situation. Perhaps most important of all, we witness an incredible amount of collective wisdom within the progressive and post-Mormon community and are eager to partner with like-minded people to provide resources and solutions to those in need.
- Individual coaching is not affordable for all: Individual coaching fees (up to $250/hour) can be far too expensive for many in need.
- Expert coaches and therapists have long waiting lists: The demand for qualified, expert coaching and therapist support exceeds the current supply.
What We Are Offering
Consequently, we are seeking a small group of passionate, committed progressive and post-Mormons to join us in this project. Our hope is to collectively create the following:
- Podcast: A free weekly podcast to provide positive, practical, and personal tips for navigating a Mormon faith crisis. Podcast episodes might include discussions of topics, interviews with experts, interviews with audience members, and audience-driven Q&A discussions.