Mormon Sex Info

Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families

42: Celestial or Worldly Sex? Part 1

Gina Colvin of A Thoughtful Faith, interviews sex and marriage therapists Natasha Helfer-Parker and Julie de Azevedo-Hanks about Wendy Watson Nelson’s speech at the January 2017 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults. Nelson’s address garnered some criticism for the unhealthy, purity-centered and confusing expectations that she constructed around sex.  She argued that "Four Truths" should govern and inform marital sex. Helfer-Parker and de Azevedo-Hanks provide a frank critique of this advice. This is a co-production with Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info. 

Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music. 

Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She writes a blog at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith and also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.  

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