Episode 125: Protect LDS Children – One of the Many Stories Part 2

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.

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.

5 comments for “Episode 125: Protect LDS Children – One of the Many Stories Part 2

  1. Tad
    February 9, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Regarding the circulation of “The Miracle of Forgiveness”: the Salt Lake Tribune reported in 2015 that “[t]he hardcover version of [the book] is now out of print, according to Deseret Book marketing manager Dave Kimball (a distant relative of the late Mormon prophet), and the paperback is listed as ‘out of stock indefinitely.'” However, the paper noted, “An electronic version remains available, and new and used copies still are floating around.”

    I’ve recently seen copies of the book in bishops’ offices, so it’s still being used in at least some places. I recommend that church leaders send a letter to local leaders, asking them to remove the book from display in their offices and to cease any use of the book in counseling with members.

  2. Mike
    February 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    https://deseretbook.com/p/miracle-forgiveness-spencer-w-kimball-61027?variant_id=41962-ebook – hasn’t been pulled still available for purchase on Deseret Book. Heart breaking story, thank you for sharing.

  3. Reagan
    September 1, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I’m having a hard time finding her story on ProtectLDSchildren.org, even when I try to search. Could the link to her specific story be posted please?

  4. Reagan
    September 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I’m having trouble finding her story when searching protectLDSchildren.org. Anyway you could link to her specific story?

  5. Teresa
    September 18, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Sandy, I appreciate you telling your story. It helped me “get” things that I hadn’t before. It helped me understand what happened to me as well as others. Thank you.

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