167: A Response to the New Temple Wording

In this episode of Mormon Mental Health, Natasha discusses the changes with the temple wording and why the changes might have mental health implications for the members of the church. She is joined by:
Sarah Hughes-Zabawa, LSCW, living in Montana specializing in trauma and specific women’s issues and a wellness coach with Symmetry Solutions.
Jimmy Bridges, PhD student at Kansas State University studying queer Mormon populations while clinical work mainly focuses on couples working and engaging men in the therapy process. He is also a clinician for Symmetry Solutions.
Lisa Butterworth, LPC, NCC, is a wellness coach with Symmetry Solutions and a therapist as well as the founder of the Feminist Mormon Housewives.
Jimmy mentions Michael Kimmel’s approach that making men aware of gender leads to equality.
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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2 comments for “167: A Response to the New Temple Wording

  1. Kathleen Geiger
    March 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    As a woman who grew up in a household with an extremely mentally domineering abusive father and with parents who both had pioneer Mormon heritage— thank you for this discussion. I married a man who was as different from my father as I could. When he converted to the church and we were sealed theTemple language was indeed discordant to my ear. Each time I went I just raised my eyebrows as some of those phrases were said.I am not completely condemning the Temple I did and do feel the spirit there. On a humerous note, my husband asked me if I was presented at the veil as “Adam”.

  2. Reagan
    April 29, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I think a huge part of the reason why they got rid of all the the temple videos is because Mr. Van Wagenen, the man who directed all those videos, has been charged for molesting two minors. I know they’ve done this sort of thing in the past. They stopped showing one of the old temple videos several decades ago when one of the actors left the church and came out as gay. Sadly, I think the real impetus behind this change had little to do with caring about women.

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