123 episodes

"Marriage On A Tightrope" looks to help listeners navigate a mixed faith marriage through conversations. Mixed faith marriages have their own unique complications and issues and Allan & Kattie hold vulnerable conversations about their mixed faith marriage in order to give the listener context and resources to navigate their own relationship.

Marriage on a Tightrope Mormon Discussion Inc

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 146 Ratings

"Marriage On A Tightrope" looks to help listeners navigate a mixed faith marriage through conversations. Mixed faith marriages have their own unique complications and issues and Allan & Kattie hold vulnerable conversations about their mixed faith marriage in order to give the listener context and resources to navigate their own relationship.

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 127: Investing in your Marriage and Yourself

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 127: Investing in your Marriage and Yourself

    Kattie and Allan discuss how they have invested in their marriage over the years.  From date nights to walks around the neighborhood, there are plenty of ways we can all invest in our own marriages. Kattie also talks about her experience at the Art of Desire retreat she attended with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife and how… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 127: Investing in your Marriage and Yourself

    • 31 min
    Marriage on a Tightrope: 126: We’re Back!

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 126: We’re Back!

    We’re back from our summer hiatus!  We spent a MONTH in the UK and we’re finally back on American soil.  Hear how the trip went, how Kattie’s summer break from church attendance went, and how she felt going back to church for the first time. Registration for the September 2022 session of Workshop on a… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 126: We’re Back!

    • 58 min
    Marriage on a Tightrope: 125: Mount Family Update

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 125: Mount Family Update

    It’s been a while since Kattie and Allan have given an update on what’s going on in their Mixed Faith Marriage. In this episode Allan talks about reducing the religious content he posts on TikTok.  Kattie talks about some of the difficult aspects of church attendance. Their 10 year daughter Zara joins them at the… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 125: Mount Family Update

    • 49 min
    Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

    Leslie and Ben are a Marriage on a Tightrope first!  They are a mixed faith couple from the Jehovah’s Witness faith.  They were brave enough to record this all on their own.  We know you’ll enjoy their story! Registration for the September 2022 session of Workshop on a Tightrope is now OPEN! Join us for… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

    • 48 min
    Marriage on a Tightrope: 123: Madison and Tommy Johnson (@thetomsters)

    Marriage on a Tightrope: 123: Madison and Tommy Johnson (@thetomsters)

    Madison and Tommy Johnson join us for a conversation about being in a mixed faith marriage and newly married. You may have seen Tommy’s very popular Tik Tok channel @thetomsters which causes people to constantly ask him – so are you in or are you out of the church? Tommy has a large following on… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 123: Madison and Tommy Johnson (@thetomsters)

    • 57 min
    Marriage on a Tightrope: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    Marriage on a Tightrope: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    We are delighted to have Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife back on Marriage on a Tightrope! Dr. Fife is a relationship and sexuality educator and coach. She teaches online courses and live workshops to individuals and couples seeking to develop their capacity for deeper emotional and sexual intimacy. Dr. Fife has created a space for couples to… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

BoofDoofPoof ,

Helped me a ton after my faith change.

When I left the LDS church it was so difficult on my marriage. We had no idea what was supposed to happen next. The church had no advice for people in our situation, and other sources like r/exmormon encouraged people to talk their spouse out of the church. Marriage on a tightrope teaches you to respect your spouse where they are, how to make good compromises, and avoid common pitfalls.

emvac ,

Helpful

I just finished listening to the David Ostler episode, and I have listened to almost all of them. I truly appreciate the effort and intent behind helping people/couples in a mixed faith marriage situation. I am a believer, and my ex began his faith transition during our marriage and is now fully out (after a 25yr long marriage—filled w/ several years of counseling and an attempt at reconciliation and a continuing friendship). That’s a whole other story.
My comment today is that I really appreciated trying to examine and validate the trauma experienced by the spouse of the person who has gone through a faith crises. I would really like to read his book to see how I would relate, as most of the information out there feels like it focuses on the trauma experienced by the non believer. We as believers are continually asked to understand and be compassionate and careful about how we speak to and about those that have left. And I agree that is absolutely the loving, Christlike goal and way to bridge the gap.
But I have a hard time with the way I perceive hypocrisy in the way the post Mormons are often interacting. For example, Allen talks in the podcast about how hurtful the talk about heaven and families was to him. But just a few episodes back, they discussed how Allen has a whole TikTok account devoted to what would be considered offensive, hurtful, mocking, possibly condescending thoughts/ideas, etc about God, Mormons, religion.
His solution seemed to be: “don’t watch then, it’s not intended for you”. That is not consistent with the message relayed in this podcast today. These types of incongruencies seem to primarily ignore the hurt doled out to the believer but be very sensitive to the nonbeliever. That needs to change to have your messages feel balanced and intellectually and emotionally authentic. I hope this translates my hope that both sides are trying to be compassionate and kind and asking the best from themselves about how they communicate. Thank you for reading and hopefully considering my thoughts and for your podcast!

Kbhn81 ,

Love so much!!

Allen and Kattie are so amazing at supporting people on BOTH sides of a mixed faith marriage. I love the way they are so honest and supportive of each other. You can tell they have a strong marriage and work hard to compromise and respect each others views and beliefs. Thank you for creating a space where there was such a need and showing us all that our marriages can thrive even when our beliefs are no longer the same.

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