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Kathy Soper is a mother of seven, memoirist, essayist, editor, nonprofit CEO, practicing Mormon, depression survivor, Down syndrome advocate, Greek-blooded American, Maryland-bred Utah transplant, WordTwist addict and BSG groupie. She has edited numerous books, including Dance With Them: 30 Stumbling Mothers Catch Glimpses of Grace and The Mother in Me: anthologies of personal essays and poetry written by mothers about the challenges and joys of mothering. She is the editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children With Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives and Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World. Kathy is also the editor-in-chief of Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women, which is a print journal dedicated to encouraging literary talent and promoting greater faith and understanding among Latter-day Saint women as well as a blog. Kathy’s most recent book, The Year My Son and I Were Born, is a memoir of the transformations Kathy underwent the year after her son Thomas was born with Down Syndrome. Kathy’s website (http://kathrynlynardsoper.com/) says that it’s a story about coming to terms with being human and learning how to deal with hard surprises.

Direct download: MormonStories-194-SoperPt3.mp3
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Kathy Soper is a mother of seven, memoirist, essayist, editor, nonprofit CEO, practicing Mormon, depression survivor, Down syndrome advocate, Greek-blooded American, Maryland-bred Utah transplant, WordTwist addict and BSG groupie. She has edited numerous books, including Dance With Them: 30 Stumbling Mothers Catch Glimpses of Grace and The Mother in Me: anthologies of personal essays and poetry written by mothers about the challenges and joys of mothering. She is the editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children With Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives and Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World. Kathy is also the editor-in-chief of Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women, which is a print journal dedicated to encouraging literary talent and promoting greater faith and understanding among Latter-day Saint women as well as a blog. Kathy’s most recent book, The Year My Son and I Were Born, is a memoir of the transformations Kathy underwent the year after her son Thomas was born with Down Syndrome. Kathy’s website (http://kathrynlynardsoper.com/) says that it’s a story about coming to terms with being human and learning how to deal with hard surprises.
Direct download: MormonStories-193-SoperPt2.mp3
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Kathy Soper is a mother of seven, memoirist, essayist, editor, nonprofit CEO, practicing Mormon, depression survivor, Down syndrome advocate, Greek-blooded American, Maryland-bred Utah transplant, WordTwist addict and BSG groupie. She has edited numerous books, including Dance With Them: 30 Stumbling Mothers Catch Glimpses of Grace and The Mother in Me: anthologies of personal essays and poetry written by mothers about the challenges and joys of mothering. She is the editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children With Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives and Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World. Kathy is also the editor-in-chief of Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women, which is a print journal dedicated to encouraging literary talent and promoting greater faith and understanding among Latter-day Saint women as well as a blog. Kathy’s most recent book, The Year My Son and I Were Born, is a memoir of the transformations Kathy underwent the year after her son Thomas was born with Down Syndrome. Kathy’s website (http://kathrynlynardsoper.com/) says that it’s a story about coming to terms with being human and learning how to deal with hard surprises.

Direct download: MormonStories-192-SoperPt1.mp3
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On 9/23/2010 Dr. William Bradshaw of BYU's Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology department delivered a lecture entitled"The Evidence For A Biological Origin For Homosexuality" at Brigham Young University. Dr. Bradshaw is a former mission president, former member of a stake presidency, has written about the biology of homosexuality elsewhere, and was covered by BYU's Daily Universe here. He is also the host on a short video entitled,"Embracing our Homosexual Children."
Direct download: MormonStories-191-HomosexualBiology.mp3
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In this 3-part interview, we speak with three important historical figures in the history of Proposition 8: Laura Compton - Co-founder of Mormons for Marriage, a pro-gay marriage movement within Mormonism. Morris Thurston - A Harvard trained lawyer and opponent to Proposition 8, and Cary Crall - A BYU student whose letter to the editor discussing Prop 8 motives was censored by the Daily Universe All of these guests are active members of the LDS church. During the interview we also take calls from listeners.
Direct download: MormonStories-190-Prop8Pt3.mp3
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In this 3-part interview, we speak with three important historical figures in the history of Proposition 8: Laura Compton - Co-founder of Mormons for Marriage, a pro-gay marriage movement within Mormonism. Morris Thurston - A Harvard trained lawyer and opponent to Proposition 8, and Cary Crall - A BYU student whose letter to the editor discussing Prop 8 motives was censored by the Daily Universe All of these guests are active members of the LDS church. During the interview we also take calls from listeners.
Direct download: MormonStories-189-Prop8Pt2.mp3
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In this 3-part interview, we speak with three important historical figures in the history of Proposition 8: Laura Compton - Co-founder of Mormons for Marriage, a pro-gay marriage movement within Mormonism. Morris Thurston - A Harvard trained lawyer and opponent to Proposition 8, and Cary Crall - A BYU student whose letter to the editor discussing Prop 8 motives was censored by the Daily Universe All of these guests are active members of the LDS church. During the interview we also take calls from listeners.
Direct download: MormonStories-188-Prop8Pt1.mp3
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In this 2-part interview, John Larsen of Mormon Expression podcast and John Dehlin interview each other, and take calls as part of a live-streamed podcast.
Direct download: MormonStories-187-JohnAndJohnPt2.mp3
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In this 2-part interview, John Larsen of Mormon Expression podcast and John Dehlin interview each other, and take calls as part of a live-streamed podcast.
Direct download: MormonStories-186-JohnAndJohnPt1.mp3
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This segment is part of an all day workshop held at the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium. The first half of the day was dedicated to navigating a faith crisis in or out of the LDS church. The second half of the day was dedicated to navigating a marriage when one of the partners loses their faith.
Direct download: MormonStories-185-WorkshopMarriagePt4.mp3
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