204: Intersection of Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Health with Dr. Tyler Lefevor

Join Jimmy Bridges and Dr. Tyler Lefevor for this episode of Mormon Mental Health Podcast. They discuss the intersections of religion, gender, sexuality, and health.

Dr. Lefevor is  a counselor-presenter-researcher and assistant professor in the psychology department. He studies the impact of faith, gender, and sexuality on mental health, with the aim to translate research to benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and religious communities

Please consider participating in the 4 Options Survey

This survey is designed to identify important aspects of life and relationships for those who experience (or have experienced) same-sex sexual attractions and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer (LGBQ), heterosexual, or with another sexual identity or reject a label who are or were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), and analyze if there are any similarities or differences between those who are:

  1. Single and celibate*
  2. Single and not celibate
  3. In a heterosexual/mixed-orientation** relationship; or
  4. In a same-sex relationship

Those in other types of relationship and single statuses are also invited to participate to expand our understanding of possible options.

This study also investigates if or how religious/spiritual issues are involved in respondents’ level of satisfaction and relationship or single status.

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Dr. Jimmy Bridges, PhD, LMFT, CFLE (he/his/him) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified family life educator. He offers trauma-informed therapy related to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, parenting, faith transitions, queer affirming services, CNM/Poly and couple’s counseling. He offers online services for teens, adults, couples and families.

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