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The BITE Model & Mormonism: An Exploration with Ex-Mormon John Dehlin

2018-12-16T19:23:59+00:00June 14th, 2018|Blog, Resources and Support|

June 14, 2018 Dr. John Dehlin & Mormon Stories Podcast STEVEN HASSAN – WHAT THE MORMON CHURCH CAN LEARN FROM CULTS TO DO/BE BETTER Mormon Stories Podcast 938-939 About a month ago, we received an email from John Dehlin requesting an interview for his podcast Mormon Stories and his Youtube channel. Frankly, I have been so busy with clients and with my doctoral program that I was going to decline. But when I read further down in his email, he wrote: "For some background on me, my excommunication from the Mormon Church was covered in the New York [...]

Mass LDS Resignations Help Ex-Mormons Heal

2018-12-16T00:05:36+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Blog, Guest Blogs|

Guest blog by Abigail Bukas, Administrator of FoM Three weeks ago, 2,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a mass resignation in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Attorney Mark Naugle and others aided in filing paperwork which enabled these ex-mormons to officially cut ties with the LDS church. According to this article, Naugle’s website www.QuitMormon.com helped over 6,500 former Mormons file resignation paperwork in its first month of operation, free of charge. There are other online guides available to help people formally resign, including the Ex-mormon Subreddit and Mormon Resignation. Why do ex-mormons even [...]

An Expert Responds to the Cult Controversy re: Mormonism

2018-12-16T00:24:31+00:00April 9th, 2016|Blog, Resources and Support|

Countless times over the past weeks, I’ve been asked: Is Mormonism a cult? My life’s work has been studying the psychology of influence, so that’s a fair question. Since I myself was rescued from the group that calls itself the Unification Church, or the Family Foundation for World Peace and Unification-- aka Moonies-- in 1976, I have helped many people recover from the effects of cults, and assisted their families. I’ve spoken at numerous conferences, consulted with government agencies, and written several books on the subject known as brainwashing, mind control, or destructive influence. First of all, most of [...]