Entries by Claudine Gallacher

How Diets and Dogma Disconnect Us from Ourselves

As I have moved away from Mormonism, I have come to realize that the LDS church claimed to be spiritually feeding me when actually it put me on a spiritual diet!

4 Ways to Cope with Negative Emotion

So many of us make negative emotions so much more painful than they need to be. When it comes to coping with negative emotions, we have 4 options…

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Interpreting Emotions: 5 Faulty Messages You Got in Primary

Directly and indirectly, LDS kids are taught a faulty system of interpreting feelings. Here are five…

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Help! Do I Need a Therapist or a Life Coach?

What’s the difference between a therapist and a life coach?  While there is overlap in what they do therapists and coaches have different backgrounds and approaches. In this post, I’ll share my take on how life coaching differs from therapy.

Are Your LDS Parents in Pain Because You Don’t Believe? Start here…

Many who experience a faith transition are concerned about the emotional pain of our parents. But it isn’t actually our parent’s pain that’s a problem for us. Our problem is…

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Resources for LDS Mixed-Faith Marriages (That Didn’t Start Out That Way)

Difficult conversations take place when what feels sacred to your spouse feels painful for you. If you’re in a mixed-faith marriage…

10 Tips for Building a Stable Mixed–faith Marriage

You started your marriage as believing Mormons. The church you trusted wrote the script you had both decided to follow. And then you realize…

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What Does a Mormon Faith Crisis Feel Like?

As Mormons, we were taught to put those things we didn’t understand about the church “on a shelf”. Nobody prepared us for how it would really feel when it broke…

LDS Phobia Indoctrination: 3 Toxic Teachings About Satan

“I considered it a good day when I worried only 90% of the time that I’d been deceived by Satan.” Have you ever had a day like that?

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3 Simple Steps to Mastering Healthy Boundaries

What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy boundary?” If your answer includes any attempt to control what another adult does, keep reading because…