42 episodes

Two friends, each with a gay son, Allison Dayton and Jenie Rae Hunter, are faithful members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who feel raising their LGBTQ children is a calling to be embraced not feared. Jenie and Allison bring you into the conversation as they address the most current topics, suggest solutions and breakdown some seriously unhelpful thinking.

Allison shares thoughts and tips on managing your faith and your LGBTQ family on liftandlove.org and @liftandloveorg on Instagram and Facebook.

Jenie can be found teaching invaluable LGBTQ parenting skills to families @Jeniehuntercoaching on Instagram and Facebook and www.jeniehuntercoaching.com where you can also book a zoom LGBTQ parenting coaching session.

Lift + Love Allison Dayton and Jenie Hunter

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Two friends, each with a gay son, Allison Dayton and Jenie Rae Hunter, are faithful members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who feel raising their LGBTQ children is a calling to be embraced not feared. Jenie and Allison bring you into the conversation as they address the most current topics, suggest solutions and breakdown some seriously unhelpful thinking.

Allison shares thoughts and tips on managing your faith and your LGBTQ family on liftandlove.org and @liftandloveorg on Instagram and Facebook.

Jenie can be found teaching invaluable LGBTQ parenting skills to families @Jeniehuntercoaching on Instagram and Facebook and www.jeniehuntercoaching.com where you can also book a zoom LGBTQ parenting coaching session.

    How to build your testimony as an parent of LGBTQ child

    How to build your testimony as an parent of LGBTQ child

    Most parent's have great fear on what is going to happen with their testimony when their child comes out.  Can they stay in the church and support their LGBTQ child?  Anita Irvin, Allison and Jenie talk about how they have managed this path and share what they needed to do to protect their testimony and how they grew their faith of Jesus Christ

    If you are looking to learn the tools and to get the coaching that will help your LGBTQ family thrive while gaining access to other families on this journey than the Lifted Together Community is the place for you.  For details on how to join go to www.liftandlove.org/community

    Join us for any of our free monthly Lift+Love Support Groups - link sign up at Lift+Love Support .

    For additional support and help please reach out to us on our IG accounts at Lift+Love and Jenie Hunter Coaching

     

     

     

    • 50 min
    Thriving vs. Surviving - letting go of worry

    Thriving vs. Surviving - letting go of worry

    Worry is a sneaky emotion.  It feels useful and necessary.  But that is a lie.  When we create worry about our LGBTQ child we are using up our valuable emotional energy in unproductive ways.  Taking action from worry is not where we want to parent from.

    This episode Allison and Jenie talk about how to handle your worry, what result your worry is creating and how to thrive and not just survive. 

    Link for the Pope's quoteshttps://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250221/at-general-audience-pope-francis-urges-parents-never-condemn-a-child

    If you are looking to learn the tools and to get the coaching that will help your LGBTQ family thrive while gaining access to other families on this journey than the Lift and Love Community is the place for you.  For details on how to join go to www.liftandlove.org/community

    Join us for any of our free monthly Lift+Love Support Groups - link sign up at Lift+Love Support .

    For additional support and help please reach out to us on our IG accounts at Lift+Love and Jenie Hunter Coaching

     

     

    • 42 min
    Being the touchpoint with Christ for your LGBTQ child.

    Being the touchpoint with Christ for your LGBTQ child.

    This episode we are sharing the conversation I recorded with Heather Rackman from Latter Day Life Coach  Podcast

    We talk about how to you as the mom can be the touchpoint for your LGBTQ child.

    If you are looking to learn the tools and to get the coaching that will help your LGBTQ family thrive while gaining access to other families on this journey than the Lift and Love Community is the place for you.  For details on how to join go to www.liftandlove.org/community

    Join us for any of our free monthly Lift+Love Support Groups - link sign up at Lift+Love Support .

    For additional support and help please reach out to us on our IG accounts at Lift+Love and Jenie Hunter Coaching

     

     

    • 41 min
    How to take the heat when you stand up w/Councilmember Julie Spilsbury

    How to take the heat when you stand up w/Councilmember Julie Spilsbury

    In this episode Jenie and Allison talk with Julie Spilsbury who serves as a Councilmember for the city of Mesa.  Julie shared with us her story on how supporting the controversial non-discrimination ordinance effected her relationships and her standing in the community.  

    Julie was elected to the Mesa City Council in August of 2020, Councilmember Julie Spilsbury began her first term defending her vote on Mesa’s controversial Non-Discrimination Ordinance – passed March 1 2021.

    Julie and her husband Jeremy ran a small tree care company for more than 20 years. They have lived in Mesa for almost their entire 24 years of marriage and have six children, five girls and one boy. She attended Brigham Young University.

    To contact Councilmember Spilsbury you can reach her on Facebook  or her melissa.hollenbeck@mesaaz.gov.

    If you are looking to learn the tools and to get the coaching that will help your LGBTQ family thrive while gaining access to other families on this journey than the Lift and Love Community is the place for you.  For details on how to join go to www.liftandlove.org/community

    Join us for any of our free monthly Lift+Love Support Groups - link sign up at Lift+Love Support .

    For additional support and help please reach out to us on our IG accounts at Lift+Love and Jenie Hunter Coaching

     

     

     

     

     

    • 45 min
    Is my child safe at church?

    Is my child safe at church?

    In one week's time,  four mom's told us that their children didn't feel safe at church.  This is not unusual.  We hear this a lot.

    We also hear from parent's who don't have LGBTQ children they don't understand why LGBTQ children feel unsafe at church.

    In this episode we get vulnerable when we talk about HOW our LGBTQ saints feel emotionally unsafe in our churches.  

    It isn't happening intentionally but it is a reality for most LGBTQ LDS members at church.  

    Learning what makes them feel emotionally unsafe is the first step for us to become better disciples of our Savior.  

    His gospel is not unsafe, so we need to talk to our LGBTQ children and rethink our teaching and how we present it to uncover the answer to what is causing our LGBTQ members to feel disconnected with Him?

    We hope you can feel our love and plea for each of you and how we can create a safer environment for ALL of God's children in our church community.

    If you are looking to learn the tools and to get the coaching that will help your LGBTQ family thrive while gaining access to other families on this journey than the Lift and Love Community is the place for you.  For details on how to join go to www.liftandlove.org/community

    Join us for any of our free monthly Lift+Love Support Groups - link sign up at Lift+Love Support .

    For additional support and help please reach out to us on our IG accounts at Lift+Love and Jenie Hunter Coaching

     

     

     

     

    • 25 min
    Proclaim Peace

    Proclaim Peace

    Allison and Jenie had the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Mason and J. David Pulsipher about their new book.  These two men have co-authored the book Proclaim Peace - The Restoration's Answer to an Age of Conflict. This book is a spiritual journey by two believing scholars of peace. In a world plagued by violence, Mason and Pulsipher believe, with President Russell M. Nelson, that “peace is possible” and that the “descendants of Abraham . . . are in a pivotal position to emerge as peacemakers” (“Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” Ensign, Nov. 2002). This book is an effort to lift up the Restoration’s distinctive principles that invite us to renounce violence and proclaim Christ’s good news of love and peace to a world that desperately needs it. Proclaim Peace seeks not to promote any particular ideology, but to invite readers, especially the rising generation, to reflect on the interpersonal, ethical, and social dimensions of Christian discipleshipPatrick Q. Mason is the Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture and an associate professor of religious studies and history at Utah State University. He is a nationally recognized authority about the Church in media outlets.

    J. David Pulsipher is a professor of history at Brigham Young University–Idaho, where he teaches courses on citizenship, civil discourse, peace-building, and nonviolence .Patrick Q. Mason is the Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture and an associate professor of religious studies and history at Utah State University. He is a nationally recognized authority about the Church in media outlets.

    It was such a pleasure to hear their perspective and guidance of how to build bridges of peace in our communities and wards.  

     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

AnnaThalman ,

So Important

The work these ladies are doing is so important and helpful! Tune in, you won’t regret it!

jojolo28 ,

Gives Strength and Greater Love

The work Allison and Jenie are doing has helped me love deeper and stronger. I feel like I’m a better mom, sister and woman because of the things they teach about Christlike Love and helped me better love, especially our LGBTQ+ children.

Melwel62 ,

Voices of hope

Thanks so much for being a voice of hope in this space. Your perspectives on eternal families and on giving people grace and extra measures of love at the same time holding the truths of the gospel are just beautiful. So many people can’t hold paradox and believe two things at the same time. It’s so refreshing to have your voice in showing us all how to do this. I also appreciate so much the families that you highlight each week —it feels great to know we’re all in this together!

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