087: Sex in the Mormon News August 2018

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Podcast Description:

Shannon Hickman of Core Healing Counseling and Kristin Hodson join Natasha on this month’s Sex in the Mormon News. On this episode, they discuss several articles which include their criticism about an article coming out of BYU Idaho that talks about why comprehensive sex ed is damaging, discussion around the Mormon Mental Health statement that recently was released about worthiness interviews and then the policy that is harmful to homosexual members in the church.


Also, Kristen tells her experience dealing with state legislature trying to teach consent in classrooms.

Kristin Hodson is Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group in and co-author of the newly published book Real Intimacy: A Couples Guide for Genuine, Healthy Sexuality. She practices as a psychotherapist with a passion helping women find their authentic self by working through areas where they feel stuck.


Shannon Hickman is a LCSW, CST and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12  years of experience in a variety
of disciplines. Shannon derives great joy and satisfaction from helping individuals and couples discover the bliss that goes along with sex, intimacy, connection, relationships and much more at Core Healing Counseling in Murray, UT.

Resources mentioned during podcast:


They also discussed Caitlyn Ryan’s Family Acceptance Project which you can find here:


Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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