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UGP 099 - Grace broke the cycle of shame, addiction to porn and depression and healed our marriage - Morgan Archer

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:54

Morgan Archer shares her story of rescue from the cycle of addiction to pornography, shame, and depression that was affecting her, her husband, and their marriage and family. With open, and sometimes painful transparency, she chronicles how God invaded her life repeatedly, bringing people into her life to pray for her, including a stranger after her serious car accident. Through all of it, God was winning her heart and granting the intimacy with Jesus and healing to her marriage she had sought for so long. 

UGP 098 - Fear of LDS Family, Depression, New love, and Grace - Michael and Brianna - Part 2

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 11:15

Following his conversion to Christianity, Michael's greatest fear was coming out to his very committed LDS family about his new faith in Christ and reliance on grace alone for salvation. Two days before Christmas, knowing nothing about his conversion, they find an interview of Michael on Youtube that reveals the shocking truth. Despite the hurt, they extend incredible grace to Michael. Brianna also shares her transition away from Mormonism, her struggle with depression, and finding grace and Michael. It's a story of awkward moments, laughter, new love, and experiencing a grace that heals at multiple levels. Michael's new book is now out, as is his podcast.

UGP 097 - A Mormon Apologist Gets Imputed Righteousness and Grace - Michael Flournoy - Part 1

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 05:54

Michael and Lynn met for the first time years ago when they were invited to debate each other on a radio program. But instead of debating Lynn asked Michael questions about his book and Mormon views. That, and exposure to Keith Walker's presentations on the "Impossible Gospel of Mormonism" started a process that would totally alter the course of his religious views and life. Michael comments, "So, yeah, I went from being a Mormon apologist to just within a few months to being a Christian. It was a whirlpool. God spun me around so fast and said, "Son, you're pointing that sword the wrong way." It a fascinating and fun conversation about one man's courageous pursuit of truth wherever it would lead him and despite whatever it might cost him.

UGP 096 - The Darkness Lifts - Restoration, Redemption, Reconciliation - James and Jolene - Part 3

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 05:54

"It was like this darkness had totally lifted from us." Jolene Phelps, after she and her husband encounter forgiveness and restoration through God's grace. This is the emotional, encouraging, high-energy conclusion to our interview (3 parts) with James and Jolene Phelps. Besides sharing how God brought them to the truth via separate paths and a year and a half apart, they also share what to do and what not to do when your spouse has not yet seen the truth. It's an episode of laughter, transformation, and the healing of a marriage and family. 

UGP 095 - Fighting on the verge of Divorce, Jesus finds James - James and Jolene Phelps - Part 2

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 05:54

James and Jolene are both disenchanted with Mormonism. Jolene finds the Denver Snuffer splinter group and joins while her husband is away. The fighting escalates and they are on the brink of divorce. Yet, God has his hand on their marriage and keeps bringing people into their lives who serve as guides to the truth. James tries to go back to Mormonism, but only feels worse, till he has a one on one, personal encounter with Jesus that changes everything. Jolene just gets angrier because now James is happy and she is not. This fast-paced episode ends before the story does, so the conclusion doesn't come till next week. 

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UGP 094 - The Great Grace Gamble - Replay of UGP 007

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 10:11

In this episode, Joel and Lynn explore God's gamble in extending us grace and guaranteeing the end from the very beginning. What does gambling have to do with grace? What’s the risk? It’s all on the table, no negotiating. What’s the guarantee? “I know your secrets, you need to know mine” Lynn. "Grace is the conduit through which God comes to us. We are born alienated from God. God know us intimately, that’s not intimidating, that’s freeing” Joel.

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UGP 093 - Everything is Great Except the Cracks in the Wall - James and Jolene Phelps - Part 1

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 05:54

James and Jolene both came from strong LDS families and faithfully followed the path marked out by their performance-based religion. They lived tranquil lives in a Mormon bubble in Arizona and everything was great, until James, an attorney, could no longer ignore his spiritual discontent or troubling aspects of Mormonism. Jolene, and accountant, likewise was committed to making it work, until she also started noticing some cracks in the wall. Jolene thinks she has found answers in a Mormon splinter group, but as we end this candid and humorous episode she confesses this only made their marriage and lives worse. Listen to part 1 of their story here:

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UGP 092 - On the Road to Grace with my Mormon husband - Karen Culbertson - Part 2

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 09:51

After marrying Brian (a Mormon) against her family's wishes, both Karen and Brian walked away from faith for a time. However, with the birth of their daughter, they decide to find a church that is neither Baptist (her background) nor Mormon (his background). Karen and Lynn share candidly about the stress and pressure they felt in a performance-based religious system, and contrast this with the refreshing freedom of knowing you are loved by God for who you are and not what you do. This story has a happy ending. Karen and Brian Culbertson now lead a church for people burned out by religion (details on this church in the show notes). Listen to part 2 of her story here: Search on all our podcast episodes here:

UGP 091 - I Married a Mormon - Karen Culbertson - Part 1

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 05:54

Totally against the advice and wishes of her parents, Karen decided to marry her high school sweetheart, Brian. (See episodes 87 and 88 for Brian's story). He and his whole family were members of the LDS Church. As their friendship grew more serious the concern of both their families increased. Karen walked away from her faith for a time, and in this winsome and often humourous interview, Karen shares the struggles and regrets she went through as a result of her decision. Her story has a happy ending, but we don't get to find out how it works out until part 2. Karen Culbertson is now a licensed counselor and pastor's wife. She is grateful for the grace of God that brought healing to her life and marriage. Listen to part 1 of her story here:
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UGP 090 - Mormon to Denver Snuffer to Jesus - Melonie - Part 2

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 05:54

Melonie followed a windy road to truth and Jesus, but today she is so grateful she walked it. Disenchanted with certain aspects of the religion of her whole life, Melonie wanted, more than anything else, a close and personal relationship with Jesus. When she was excommunicated from the Mormon Church - despite her testimony of Jesus, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, she found new freedom to explore truth and a closeness to Jesus she had always longed for. She learned of Jesus and his grace through worship music which God used to help heal her heart. Her spirit resonated with the truth of John 3:16-17 which helped her embrace Jesus and his amazing gift of grace and forgiveness. Listen to her story and get links to some of the music that stirred her soul here: New - Search every podcast episode here:

UGP 089 - When the only foundation you've known starts to crack - Melonie - Part 1

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 05:54

Melonie grew up only knowing the faith of ancestors that went back generations to the early LDS pioneers. When it came time for college her father took her to BYU with instructions to find a returned LDS missionary. Within a couple of years she was married in the temple, faithfully engaged in various callings, and starting a large family. But the more she learned about the system, the more questions arose, and the once unshakably solid foundation started to develop cracks. Where would her choices to pursue truth lead? Listen to her fascinating story here: New tool! Search all podcast episodes here on any key word and find just what you're looking for fast.

UGP 088 Messy Transition from Mormon to Agnostic to Christian Pastor - Brian Culbertson - Part 2

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 05:54

Brian was raised Mormon, now he's a Christian pastor. His transition path is a windy one where God weaves grace in and out of Brian's story. In this episode which starts with Brian in Africa with the Masai Mara tribe, Brian shares his messy, sometimes reluctant path to ministry. It's a fast-moving and humorous story of hope, and a grace that brought meaning and healing to his life. Listen to it here:

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UGP 087 - Agnostic Mormon Meets God in Africa - Brian Culbertson - Part 1

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 05:54

Brian was raised Mormon, now he's a Christian pastor. His transition path is a windy one where God weaves grace in and out of Brian's story. In this episode Brian shares the first part of his journey with Joel and Lynn. From believing Mormon to agnostic Mormon, to seeker, God showed up and made His presence know to Brian during a visit to the Masai Mara tribe in Kenya, Africa. It's a fast-moving, fascinating story of hope and encouragement. Listen to it here: NEW! Use our Search page to find any word or phrase from any episode and immediately listen to that spot in the recording. It's blazing fast! Try it here:

UGP 086 - She Lost Her Identity, Lost Her Trash and Found Her Family - Michelle - Part 3

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 04:41

In the moving conclusion to Michelle's story she talks candidly about losing her marriage, her identity, her church, and finally, most importantly, losing her trash. The result is a new story, a new identity and a new family. Michelle answers the question so many people in performance-based religions are asking - How do I find real hope, true peace and the security that I'm loved and accepted by God, regardless of my religious performance? Listen in, be encouraged and experience a grace that heals.

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UGP 085 - Will I ever find a family? - Michelle - Part 2

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 05:54

Michelle leaves her Christian community, leaves the man who wanted to marry her, and joins the Mormon Church thinking she'd finally found her forever family. It wasn't to be. Her 30 years of faithfulness to the LDS religion brought heartache, abuse, confusion and divorce. But God was pursuing her heart and the light began to penetrate. This is the messy middle of the story, but even here grace is bringing healing to her very hurting heart. Listen to it here:

UGP 084 - Abuse, Masons, Mormons and Jesus - Michele - Part 1

Sat, 04/25/2020 - 05:54

From the time she was small Michele believed in God, and time after time He rescued her, showing up through people and places. Her's has been a long journey and she thought she'd found everything she needed in Mormonism, until that too failed to deliver what it promised.  If you need encouragement and grace for your journey, you'll find it in Michele's story. Join us this and every week at: