About

The Mormon Wellness Project grew from my work as a counselor working with many Latter-Saint clients over the years. As a clinician I study the human mind and  behavior on an individual and family level.  As a podcaster I have expanded my research to include my fascination with how people co-exist in cultures and organizations. This has led me to the fascinating worlds of Mormon history, mythology and social psychology, with a few side trips along the way to look more deeply at Mormonism’s magical roots. My goal is to promote  wellness within Mormonism for active, transitioning, and exiting members.

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Wendy. I’m a listener/contributor. I’ve known Bill for over 5 years personally, and am glad he has increased his site to include other pod-casters.

    I’ve got a question/request for you. Do you ever work with LDS couples having sexual issues that trace back to a shaming culture around the entire topic? I know, for example, that D. Michael Quinn once commented that girls are taught to be non-sexual people and then POOF,..on their wedding night, they become sexual (somehow).

    I grew up during the Spencer Kimball era, where men like Mark E. Peterson, Bruce McConkie, and others, ruled with iron-fists. Back then, a culture existed that confused me until I realized the leadership was itself divided and confused. On one hand sex was so sacred you can’t talk about it. It was just not part of life. And on the other side, it was so nasty, dirty and disgusting it was, as I grew up believing, a “tolerated evil” which was part of the flesh–but once children were born, it should be eliminated.

    Anyway,…my question is general, and wondering if you ever want to do a pod-cast on the topic. It might be interesting?….

  2. Wendy…with the advent of the marijuana vote in Utah, would you consider doing a pod-cast specifically on the LDS position of trying to legislate morality, and how that seems to counter with practices like Brigham Young owning and operating liquor distilleries.

    Might be interesting as well?

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