When being true to ourselves jeopardizes belonging to our group, it can be tempting to live falsely in an attempt to keep others happy with us. Yet we cannot be at peace when we chronically mask who we really are.

All of us are caught in some amount of tension between who we are and the expectations imposed upon us by our social groups. But those who are sexually diverse can face a much larger disparity between group norms and their personal reality, which can present unique and painful challenges.

In this NEW podcast episode, Dr. Finlayson-Fife joins Sadi Rogers of Lift + Love to discuss the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ Latter-day Saints and the opportunity in the struggle to forge deeper self-acceptance and sustaining inner strength.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about:

  • Healthy ways to address the discrepancy between societal norms and divergent realities 

  • Finding peace in painful circumstances 

  • How love is the pathway to truth

  • How to communicate effectively with those who believe differently 

  • Stages of spiritual development 

  • Navigating mixed-orientation marriages 

  • Grief and loss as inherent to life 

  • The silver lining that comes from not fitting the mold of a group 

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