140: A Post-Fundamentalist Story and How to Navigate an Exit in Healthy Ways

Kristyn Decker joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Mental Health. Having been the child of polygamous prophet, Kristyn shares her journey of being part of a polygamous group and also her post-fundamentalist life. She shares her experience with sexuality as a fundamentalist, her experience going on the show “Sister Wives” and then Natasha and Kristyn dive into the doctrines used to keep people dedicated to the group.

Kristyn is the author of “Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies”:


Other references referred to in the episode include:

Lindsay Hansen Park’s “Year of Polygamy” Podcast which you can find at yearofpolygamy.com

You can find out more about “Sister Wives” by going to tlc.com/tv-shows/sister-wives/

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Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.


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