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As a modern Catholic guy, it's hard to find the balance. We know that God should come first, but what does that really mean? We know we're supposed to love our wife, but how do I do that when I'm overwhelmed by work and kids? This podcast is dedicated to those guys who really want to grow and become the man God created them to be. You'll find both practical strategies for managing life and better ways to view and engage the world. Join Life Coach Michael Jaquith and take one step closer to s ...
 
Welcome to our podcast! My name is Richard Ostler (twitter: twitter.com/Papa_Ostler; FB: facebook.com/richard.ostler.5; IG: instagram.com/papa_ostler/) and am a native of Salt Lake City. I am the author of "Listen Learn and Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints at Amazon (amazon.com/dp/1462135773) and Deseret Book (deseretbook.com/p/listen-learn-and-love-embracing-lgbtq-latter-day-saints) I am the author of two recent Ensign articles on ‘How the Savior’s Healing Power Applies to Repenting ...
 
Welcome to Rescued Nation Radio, where we worship and praise Jesus Christ the Lord as the only Urban Christian Commentary Show of its kind on radio. Rescued Nation is a ministry not a church that is designed to change the mental thinking of the youth and young adults throughout the community and around the world to step into the purpose that God has given them. The aspiration of Rescued Nation is to reflect a mission to reach people for Jesus Christ and together become more like Him by tackl ...
 
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Dobbs vs Jackson is staged to overturn Roe vs Wade. For those of us who are solidly pro-life, this is an awesome development! As cool as it sounds, however, many of us don't know what to actually do now? What part of your life will change if Roe vs Wade is overturned? How can you balance your pro-life belief with your need to work at your job? Join…
 
My friends Angela Hughey (Co-founder and President, One Community of Arizona, gay) and Michael Soto (Executive Director, Equality Arizona, transgender man) join us to talk about the LDS supported LGBTQ legislation in Mesa, Arizona that was passed in 2021. Elder Neil L. Anderson, in his April 2022 Conference Talk titled Following Jesus: Being a Peac…
 
My friend Ben Lee (Harvard Law Grad, Age 27) shares the story of feeling deep spiritual impressions to write a book during the rigors of law school to address his own journey to look inward to see pride and work to reduce pride to lift the burdens of others and find more long-term peace. Ben talks about the importance of Christ’s own example of hum…
 
My friend Devorah Stucki (graduates May 2022 in Bioinformatics at the age of 19) joins us to share her story. Devorah focus on two main parts of her story. The first part is becoming aware she is lesbian by the end of High School and the second part is her experience at BYU. Devorah talks honestly about the challenges of being queer at a BYU studen…
 
There's no denying its harder to stand for Christ now than it was a hundred years ago. The secularization of our country is rapid, but that's not a reason to give up. Join me in this episode as I talk with a Catholic Financial Planner who is unabashedly Catholic and offers some great services. We talk about why its important to choose a Catholic bu…
 
My friend, Dr. Cameron Staley who is a clinical psychologist and was on Episode 345, joins us to share new insights and tools to understand and solve pornography use. Dr. Staley (active Latter-day Saint) discusses the four main reasons some struggle with pornography use and how ACT helps reduce/solve pornography viewing. If you are working to end p…
 
It's hard to make a good decision. You've got to get good information, wise advice, and spend some time thinking. But if you're still stuck - it might be FOMO. What are you giving up when you decide? Join me in this episode as I explore what "decide" means - starting with the word itself and how that matters. Don't be paralyzed by fear! Make the de…
 
My friends, Andrea Neahusan (married mother of 6) and Amber Ayres (married mother of 5) bravely share their story of sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse by their father throughout their childhood. Their father’s severe manipulation kept the sisters from talking about the abuse the whole time. It wasn’t until Andrea was 19 that she finally revealed …
 
My friends Brent Ebmeyer and Sarrah Groves join us to share some of their story including the role of the Savior in our lives. Brent and Sarrah (leaders at North Star) talk about the upcoming North Star conference—including its goals, who is invited and the role of North Star to help us come unto Christ. The theme of this year’s conference is "One …
 
Bringing our faith into our workplace is scary. We all know how much "those people" are ignored and overlooked for future promotion. But didn't Christ say to spread the gospel everywhere? Join me in this episode as I am joined by Mr. Steven Harris to explore many different facets of how our faith can connect to our businesses. Steven is an entrepre…
 
My friend Ciera Clayton bravely shares her story. Ciera talks about her love of and testimony of the Church, coming out, and trying to navigate her sexuality. Ciera talks about dating women and getting married and having a son. Ciera talks about that marriage ending but being on good terms with her former wife. Ciera talks about trying to date men …
 
We're all busy. Most of us feel overwhelmed...a lot! Trying to balance everything that needs to get done for the job, family, wife, etc. often feels impossible. So what do we do? Join me in this episode as I meet Blaine Oelkers, the expert on getting results. He gives us tons of practical advice about how to get more done and have a way more positi…
 
My friend Clark Barrow (RM, Active LDS, Age 24, Married) bravely shares his journey with self-harm. Clark (who was on episode 398 with his siblings supporting their gay father Alec) talks about returning home from his mission to Utica, New York after 9 months with a knee injury. Clark talks about the anxiety of being home and how that experience le…
 
My friend Susie White (married mother of 4, early 50’s) shares her journey with PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and PME (Premenstrual Exacerbation) which is very different that Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Susie, by bravely sharing her story, helps us understand what this is; how it impacts mental health and can lead to suicidal ideation; ho…
 
We all know the joke - Protestants know the Bible better than Catholics. Sadly, to some extent, it's true. Reading the Bible is actually pretty hard; especially if you start from page 1 and try to go straight through. But it doesn't have to be. What if that isn't the best way? I am joined in this episode by Mr. Michael Ward, a protestant who has pu…
 
My friend Brandon Galli joins us to share his remarkable story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Brandon, who grew up in Draper Utah and is 21 years-old, talks about acting on the impressions he has received that led him to come out, take a job with Disney in Florida, and then attend school at BYU-Hawaii. Brandon talks about his great parents and what the…
 
My friend Eli McCann (age 37, Ukraine RM, Lawyer, Married Skylar in 2019) shares his journey. Eli starts with the pre-mission years, his Ukraine mission (good experience), and his journey following his mission where he was forced to finally face the reality of being gay and how that looks at a Latter-day Saint. Eli shares the terror and anxiety he …
 
We all know the story - the good thief and the bad thief. One goes to heaven that day. The good thief sounds pretty cool, right? Think again. I suggest to you that this was a pretty terrible dude - the sort you would never even want to go to a bar with because he might kill you! Furthermore, you're a lot more like him than you might want to admit! …
 
My friend Dr. Ryan Anderson (Ph.D., married father of 4, active LDS, was on episode 443) talking about his groundbreaking book “The Choice to Leave Abuse” which is available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PGKFY59) and Deseret Book (later in April 2022). The book for local leaders, parents and individuals to recognize and then help others (…
 
My brother and friend David Ostler; Author of Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question which is available at Deseret Book (https://deseretbook.com/p/bridges-ministering-to-those-who-question?variant_id=181882-paperback) and Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/158958726X); join us to talk about a new chapter in his book. This new chapter discusses h…
 
My friend joins us via Zoom to share her story as a gay Latter-day Saint in this anonymous podcast. My friend shares her story to come out to herself, to others, to her parents on this deeply spiritual journey. She talks about the IG account she started @to_all_the_latterday_gays and the associated blog. My friend talks about how her relationship w…
 
The topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity is a pretty divisive one right now. Abstractly, we all know that a diverse set of perspectives is helpful, but we also each have horror stories of how policies in the DIE name have been rammed down corporate throats causing destruction. How can we, both as Christians and as open-minded men, maximize t…
 
Failure is painful! Feelings of rejection and inadequacy are rarely counted as our favorite moments. But what if they are actually essential? Join me in this episode as Dr. Eli Joseph and I discuss how failure and rejection actually form the basis of your future success. Even though they are painful, they can provide you the secrets to achieving wh…
 
My friend Meghan Decker joins to talk about her new book (released on April 10, 2022) called “Tender Leaves of Hope. Finding Belonging as a LGBTQ Latter-day Saint Women.” The book is at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1462143288/ (paper-back and kindle with audiobook coming soon). Meghan (my friend from High School) shared her story as a gay Latte…
 
My friend David Bingham (Age 60, Gay Latter-day Saint, Creative Director) shares his remarkable story. David talks about why he left the Church in 1980, his life outside the Church, deeply spiritual experiences, and his journey to return to the Church including receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood and his Endowment. David talks about what he has le…
 
It's hard to really live as a Catholic in our harsh secular world. Real displays of authentic Christian ardor are often punished - both at work and in social settings. So how do we love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and might while living in this world? Join me in this episode as I bring in George Manassa, host of the Catholic Toolbox, as an …
 
My friend David Shill (RM Italy, 3rd-Year BYU Student, AZ native) joins us to share his story as a queer Latter-day Saint and someone who is very involved in the intersection of being at BYU as a queer student. He is co-founder of Cougar Pride Center (IG / FB @cougarpridecenter), an LGBTQ+ resource center for BYU students, and will soon be stepping…
 
My friend Clayton Rasmussen (Age 21, New York City RM) talks about figuring out his sexual orientation during Junior High and High School and then serving a mission. Clayton talks about his successful mission (including effectively using social media during Covid). Clayton talks about coming out to this mother and father after serving 18 months and…
 
Movies are powerful. They can connect to the deepest part of our emotional and spiritual selves. When movies sneak in "progressive" agendas, however, it's easy to question if there is any good at all. But are all movies bad? What would Jesus want to watch with you? Join me in this episode as Phil and I go over how movies can be an opportunity to dr…
 
My friend Adam Garrett (RM, BYU Grad, Physician Assistant, Active LDS) shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Adam came out publicly in June 2021 via this FB post: https://www.facebook.com/agarrett93/posts/10220746190700360 Adam talks about what he is learning, personal revelation he is receiving, scriptures and Church leader quotes that are h…
 
Lent has just started, and most of us are already struggling with whatever we gave up. Worse, I'm grumpier to my wife and kids! Why is it so hard to just do something different for 40 days? Why do we struggle and spend so much effort to do just one little thing? If you want to make a real change, you need to do a lot more than just "try harder" - y…
 
My friend Alexa Norton bravely shares the story the sudden and tragic death of her father while skiing in May 2017 (https://www.serenityfhs.com/obituaries/Daryl-Norton-2/). Alexa is sharing her story to help others working through trauma and grief. Alexa shares about the actual experience, what she’s learned, validating grief, finding people that r…
 
This episode launches “Listen, Learn and Love: Improving Latter-day Saint Culture.” The book is available at Amazon amazon.com/dp/1462139566 (paperback and kindle) and Deseret Book (late March). The purpose of the book is to improve our culture so more are able to connect with and benefit from our restored doctrine—and the healing and hope it bring…
 
"What do you do with something that is broken?" If you are like most first-world people, the answer is simple. "Throw it away..." What does that mean if I am broken? Does God then throw me away? Or is there something better that He has planned? Join me in this episode as I interview John Jarman and hear his amazing story of how God transformed his …
 
The human brain is way more powerful than most of us realize. It can perform calculations faster than any supercomputer in the world, and it has a direct line connection to the Almighty Himself. How we use our brains, our minds, and our hearts is essential to our ability to find success and meaning in our lives. It's not easy! We are surrounded by …
 
My friend Smith Alley braving shares his 5-year experience with pornography—why it started, why he didn’t tell anyone, and what finally helped him stop, and why he is sharing this story. Smith also helps us understand the role of our Savior and His atonement, his parents, why we need to see ourselves as enough now. Smith talks to those who are suic…
 
Sports has a powerful impact on our society - especially for guys. With a few media exceptions, we generally consider sports to be completely separate from religion. But does it have to be? Join me in this episode as I bring on the sports wizard Bruce Wawrzyniak. He's travelled the world with sports teams, and he's Catholic. How do they go together…
 
My friends Dr. Tyler Lefevor (Utah State Professor) and Sam Skidmore (Utah State PhD Student) join us to talk about their new research to help Ward/Stake Leaders better support their LGBTQ members. If you are interested in learning more about Tyler and Sam’s research, you can find more at www.4optionssurvey.com or www.lgbtqmormonresearch.com. Tyler…
 
Sexual addiction is one of the biggest problems for men. Porn addiction - and worse - is almost universal. Dr. Eddie Capparucci is a therapist with years of experience working with men and their wives. He joins this episode to share his wisdom. In this episode, Eddie and I dive into many facets of sexual addiction - how it starts from childhood, ho…
 
My friend Jaxon George (chemistry student at Dixie State University, RM) bravely shares his story. Jaxon starts with his childhood including a brother with Spina Bifida and Lincoln logs. Jaxon then opens up about gay pornography use in his youth and realizing he is gay (Jaxon points out that pornography use didn’t make him gay). In High School, Jax…
 
My friend Dr Terryl Givens (Senior Research Fellow at Maxwell Institute at BYU) joins us to talk about his new book “The Door of Faith”. Here is a description of the book: “In The Doors of Faith, Terryl Givens teaches that the surest route to a meaningful and enduring faith is a “witting” understanding of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Givens bears a…
 
Beauty is a topic that most men don't spend a lot of time thinking about, and yet it's always been one of the most effective and powerful aspects of connection, communication, meaning, and purpose. The modern world often scorns beauty, but we dismiss it to our own peril. In this episode, John Lee and I have a great discussion about how beauty plays…
 
My guest on episode 38 I talk to is Dr Christopher Kerr.MD, PhD in neurobiology, Chief Medical Officer and an end-of-life researcher at The Center for Hospice & Palliative Medicine in Buffalo, New York. Chris & I talk about his extensive research on the phenomenal experiences that the dying report as they near the end of their lives. Other matters …
 
Dr. Danny Brassell is a world-famous speaker, trainer, and coach who helps children learn to love reading - and helps their parents too! He has a nearly endless supply of captivating stories and an infectious enthusiasm. Join me in this episode as Dr. Brassell and I talk about what role reading has played in our lives, how we help people to read mo…
 
My friend Tonya Baker Miller (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Active LDS, Married Mother of 4) joins us to share insights and principles to heal (and help others) who have experienced church/leader pain/trauma. She explores the possibility that what we often refer to as "faith crisis" could more accurately be framed as "trust crises", and talks ab…
 
Paul Granger is a man with an amazing story, a story of faith through difficulties that would scare the pants off of most men. Yet, despite his challenges, he has a joy, peace, and love of Our Lord that most of us would be envious of. Join me in this episode as Paul and I discuss how he managed to discern God's will through his struggles and challe…
 
On episode 37 I speak to Rick Hamlin. Rick is the executive editor of Guideposts magazine, where he has worked for over thirty years. He is the author of three novels, including his new release ‘Even Silence is Praise.’ The topic we are discussing today is ‘should Christians meditate?’ Rick believes that not only should Christians meditate, but the…
 
Starting with very little in a poor African country, Babs Faseesin determined to change his life by changing his mind. Now he helps other people do the same to find their own purpose and meaning in their lives. Babs hosted his first conference at age 17, working to build up community and support entrepreneurs. He is the author of the book Cracking …
 
My friend Alexander Solis La Torre (Worldwide Unified Co-founder, RM, active LDS, senior BYU student) joins us to share powerful and thoughtful insights on fostering belonging and creating safe spaces in our congregations. This podcast is an expanded version of the devotional Alexander gave on High Five Live: “A LONGING FOR BELONGING: Keys to Build…
 
My friend Iese Wilson (RM, Age 28, Graduating BYU-H) bravely shares his story. Iese starts with reaching out to the President of BYU-Hawaii to share his story as a gay student and the resulting positive meeting (along with others from BYU-H administration) that occurred. Iese also talks about the many closeted BYU-H students who have reached out to…
 
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