The Raising Family Podcast
Bringing you faithful and informative interviews with individuals dedicated to strengthening the family as the fundamental unit of society.
New episodes are published every few weeks.
S2E12: Benjamin Pacini: Humility & The Pursuit of Truth
How can we speak truth with compassion for those who disagree? Benjamin Pacini, host of the “Radical Civility” podcast, joins the team to talk about living and loving those who disagree with us, without becoming disagreeable.
S2E11: Christopher Cunningham: Therapy & Repentance
Christopher Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine, a faith and research based online editorial discussing various issues of the day. He joins us to discuss his most recent article, “When Therapy Subverts Change.”
S2E10: Mimi Bascom: Sharing Testimonies With #HowIKnow
Sharing our testimony can sometimes be a little intimidating, but does it really need to be? In this episode we sit down with Mimi Bascom, a Latter-Day Saint Content Creator who has partnered with us for the knew #HowIKnow campaign.
S2E09: Priscilla Davis: Emotional Resilience and Sharing Goodness
Social media is a large part of our world and, for better or worse, our main source of information. Our guest, Priscilla Davis started her Instagram account, SheSharesGoodness, to encourage anyone struggling with depression or anxiety and to help bring more light and truth to the world.
S2E08: Teresa Clark: Storytelling and Testimony
Elder Neil L. Andersen once said that “spiritually defining memories from our book of life are like luminous stones that help brighten the road ahead.” How do spiritually defining memories act like luminous stones and what can we do to make sure we have them in times of need? Professional storyteller Teresa Clark joins the podcast today to discuss stories and why they matter.
S2E07: Jeff Bennion Part Two: Identity
In this second part of Jeff’s two-part episode, he clarifies that not subscribing to a gay label does not and should not mean going “back in the closet.” He talks about the three aspects of the gay label, what they mean, and why they make it difficult to remain “all in” to the gospel.
S2E06: Jeff Bennion Part One: Identity
Jeff Bennion is a real estate and property manager, a part time marriage and family therapist, and one of the co-founders of North Star International. North Star is a faith-affirming resource for Latter-day Saints addressing sexual orientation and gender identity, and who desire to live in harmony with the doctrines and values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
S2E05: Dennis Schleicher: Gay Membership and Temple Work
Dennis Schleicher is the author of “Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus”. He joins the podcast to share his conversion story and what drew him to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
S2E04: Carol Rice: Gender and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Many families have trouble addressing the topics of gender and identity. This episode is a recording of a speech given by Carol Rice (one of the contributors of thefamilyproclomation.org) about how to address these topics and how to combat the enticing narratives of the world.
S2E03: Andrew Young: Social Engineering in Media
The Family Proclamation “calls upon responsible citizens… everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family.” Andrew Young joins the podcast to share his experience as a DreamWorks animator and how he was forced to decide between answering the call to strengthen the family or keep his job.
S2E02: Blake Fisher: Identity and Labels
Blake Fisher is an Inclusion Advisor at BYU with the Office of Student Success. Helping students navigate being in the LGBTQ community while at BYU has given him a unique perspective on labels and how to identify when labels are helping us or hurting us.
S2E01: Nathan & Jelaire Richardson: Family Curriculum
Nathan and Jelaire Richardson are some of the creators of the new curriculum on thefamilyproclamation.org. This curriculum is designed to be a resource for parents and church teachers who need extra tools when approaching difficult topics such as Identity, Gender, and Truth.