MHH64: Just the Tips: Advice to Transitioning Mormons

Michael Smith shares 5 Tips for Transitioning Mormons, and they are…helpful? No, really, they are…and they are also snarky, hilarious, and full of latent Priesthood Authority! We explore topics such as self-care, relationships with believers, boundaries, and advice for moving forward. All advice comes with a side of light-mindedness and loud laughter. Please enjoy the full video of this conversation on Patreon, just search Mormon Happy Hour or follow the links on the website.

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MHH63: First Time Drinking Tips for Fresh PostMos

Are you new to the world of alcohol? Does it overwhelm you? Is there a bit of fear and anxiety? Or are you thrilled and want to know where to start? Join Chloe and I as we share with you our NOT expert first time drinking tips to keep you safe and make a plan for a good experience on your maiden voyage into the world of adult beverages! We share our drinking experiences along the way to keep you entertained and really help the tips we share come to life.  As always, the full video of this interview is available on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon Page for you to enjoy!

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MHH62: Laurie’s PostMo Love Story and Love vs. Lust

Laurie shares her PostMo love story that is a whirlwind of crazy, exciting and adorable! It involves a faith crisis, divorce, family relations and her conflict with Mormonism in her life. To round out the Love theme, Marie Kent and I explore the topic of Love vs. Lust with Spencer W. Kimball. It’s an epic battle between the three of us, and I’ll let you be the judge of who wins these arguments. Head on over to Patreon right now to watch TWO video episodes of the Six Minute Skinny Dip into Nutty Mormon History. First up, “Do Mormons Have Horns?” and best of all “Mormon Artifacts.” Are there Mormon Artifacts Imbued with Magical Powers?! YOU BETCHA! And the video of Laurie’s PostMo Love Story is there too, just waiting to brighten your day!

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MHH61: Time for Cambio: Mormon Missionary Safety Advocacy

***Trigger Warning: Description of sexual assault, attempted rape & murder***

To avoid descriptive content, skip 3 minutes (12:00 – 14:54) near the beginning of Maddy’s interview.

Maddy Cicotte courageously survived a violent assault on her mission, a situation she never should have been in. Maddy turned her trauma into advocacy, asking the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to make many changes regarding the safety and support of their missionary force around the world. The Church has not changed fast enough to protect current missionaries, nor have they been honest regarding the changes they have enacted. Maddy has created TimeforCambio.org  to provide a platform for missionaries to obtain the necessary information, encouragement, and resources to be safer in the mission field. Maddy has collected over 40 stories from missionaries describing the stark truth of what often happens during those 2 years. Please share the resources available on her site with all the missionaries in your life. Keep missionaries safe!!! As always, if you’d prefer to watch Maddy and I talk about her experiences, head over to Patreon for the full video!

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MHH60: V-Day Special: Elena’s PostMo Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mormon Happy Hour! Enjoy a special holiday gift of a Post-Mormon Love story! So often, the journey through to the other side of Mormonism involves changes in our romantic relationships. These changes can be painful, and they can also be full of growth and happiness. Today is Part 1 in a series of PostMo love stories I have gathered for you to celebrate the journey and what it can bring! Spoiler! The last part will be my own PostMo love story! Valentine’s Day is my new wedding anniversary after all! But before mine, please meet Elena, a friend of mine who is absolutely bursting with happiness, love, deep satisfaction and fulfillment, and just all around JOY! She’s hysterical, I love her to pieces, and I can’t wait for her to make your day as she has mine! And as always, I hope you watch Elena tell her story, it’s hysterical and she is magical! Please visit Patreon for access to this video and many others!

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MHH59: What We’d Love to Hear From Believers

Claudine Gallacher is a life coach who specializes in the unique needs of those transitioning away from Mormonism. Recently, Claudine posed the question on Social Media “What would you like to hear from your TBM or true believing Mormon friends and family?” She received an outpouring of thoughtful responses from Post-Mormons who were yearning to hear so many unique things from their believing loved ones. Join us for a thoughtful journey through relationships, desires, and deep introspection. If you’d prefer to watch Claudine’s chat instead of listening, please visit Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

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MHH58: Ryan McKnight of MormonLeaks Exclusive Briefing on Leaked Confession of Child Sex Abuse

Exclusive MormonLeaks Ryan McKnight‘s briefing on the latest leak from his Truth and Transparency Foundation regarding confessed child sex abuse. Ryan shares the background, circumstance and all the points of the current leak regarding the Film Director of Mormon Temple Endowment Videos and Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder admitting to child molestation in the early 90s. Ryan’s foundation has leaked an audio confession from the perpetrator to his victim, and corroborating police reports to supplement the audio, and an extensive narrative to link the pieces of evidence and tell the story.

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MHH57: 3 Mormons: Why We Haven’t Resigned

I bet you didn’t know, but Lesley Butterfield, Bryce Blankenagel and Colleen Payne Dietz have not yet resigned from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, more popularly referred to as the “Wins For Satan” Church, following President Nelson’s admonishment to cease using the term “Mormon” as it causes “wins for Satan.” We will oblige, President Nelson. Join 3 Mormon panelists (shoot I said Mormon) as we each share our own reasons for not utilizing the amazing service available at quitmormon.com to alleviate ourselves off the records of “The Church” (also an authorized term)…just yet. We discover our reasons are all very different and unique, but we agree on so many passionate feels! 1 part thoughtful discussion, 2 parts bitch fest. Don’t worry, we take turns. As always, if you’d prefer to watch this panel instead of just listen, follow the links below to MHH’s Patreon page! And don’t forget to check out the 2018 Brodie Awards Nominations! Vote for Mormon Happy Hour!

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MHH56: Mormon Headlines with Marie Kent

This week, catch exciting Mormon Headlines with Marie Kent from My Book of Mormon Podcast. You can always count on Marie’s feminist never-Mormon perspective to highlight just how peculiar Mormonism can be. Colleen and Marie discuss the news that Sister Missionaries are now permitted to wear pants in the mission field, an unfortunate missionary that chose an isolated island to die on, President Dallin H. Oaks receives a prestigious recognition, a former reparative therapist, David Matheson, has come out as gay, and an important update from QuitMormon dot com.  As always, if you’d like to watch this interview instead of just listen, head to Mormon Happy Hour’s Patreon page for the full video and much more bonus content!

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MHH55: Motherhood Is A Choice, right?

Chloe, Paige and Colleen tackle the topic of Motherhood, and all it’s heavy connotations within the Mormon Culture. We explore each of our own journeys through the decision to have children or not. What is nurturing? What does it look like? Is every woman built to be a mother? We discuss living an authentic life, true to finding your own joy, and in chasing passionately the things that fulfill you. And also, what to do when others try to cast shade on our joy? What are we each doing to change the narrative that women must be mothers in order to be happy and “fulfill the measure of their creation”? If you’d prefer to watch this episode rather than listen, please visit Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

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