Episode 124: Protect LDS Children – One of the Many Stories Part 1

“Sandy” (not real name) shares her story that she submitted to the protectldschildren.org page. She discusses with Natasha the ways that these worthiness interviews allow a setting where sexual assault can and does take place. Not to mention the blurring of boundaries that often happens with inappropriate asking of sexual questions of minors and even adults.

This photo is of the post-it note Sandy held while she gave the interview.


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 podcast, Mormon Mental Health and educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

4 comments for “Episode 124: Protect LDS Children – One of the Many Stories Part 1

  1. Mandy
    January 30, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Sweet little 7-year-old Sandy, My heart is breaking. I am crying here with you. I believe you. I wish I could hold that little girl and keep her safe from these horrible people. I am so, so sorry about what happened to you. I am so glad you are in therapy for this. Thank you for being brave and protecting future children by speaking up. I hope I didn’t say anything wrong, I just want you to know that I support you and that I believe you.

  2. Sommer
    January 31, 2018 at 2:06 am

    I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart! I am so happy that you are taking the steps to work through this unimaginable trauma you have and continue to go through. My heart goes out to you and I thank you for your courage and bravery to face this, your story could be what helps another come forward or adds another signature. Much love ❤️

  3. Greg
    February 5, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Your story, sandy, is heart wrenching. I’m listening as I write and I feel so horrible that that’s could even exist, period. Let alone in the Church. I went through my life literally unaware that this was even possible. Your strength is herculean and even greater.
    As I sit here, I’m just holding back the tears, because I’m going to drive and tears makes it hard to see 😝.
    I sit here wanting to comfort you and beat the hell out of those offenders. Though, all I can offer is that I will do my best to continue to help those that need help and healing.

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