223: “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace”

This episode was previously recorded for “Mormon Sex Info” and is being refurbished here on “Mormon Mental Health Podcast.”

Natasha interviews Katie Langston about her new memoir, “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace.” 

Katie talks about how sexual shame became a regular part of her upbringing as early as age 3-4 due to her mother’s distress with normative masturbation. Along with non-comprehensive sexual education, worthiness interviews with bishops and other hurdles, Katie struggles to understand and accept things as normal as her body, interest and crushes on boys, and her worth as an individual. 

Katie believes that her development of OCD was exacerbated by her rigid and conservative environment that constantly pitted her against her own mind/body. 

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Natasha Helfer runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info.

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