An Evolving Kinship

In our first two episodes of the second season of Strangers No More, we explore the times and history around the Doctrine and Covenants 94 through 101.

With a much quicker pace than we had settled into for our first season, each episode is finished within 35 minutes, after exploring many topics around the Come Follow Me handbook suggested readings.

With the addition of Kate Mower’s segment, “Queering the Scriptures,” which allow for a deeper dive into the history of our canonized books, and Bradley Talbot’s “On The Record,” all of the hosts are learning and teaching one another at a rapid pace.

The first episode for our fall season is Zion is The Pure in Heart- Come Follow Me (Doctrine and Covenants 94-97) Strangers No More SNM S2 E1.

In this episode, the hosts discuss what it means to be “pure in heart.”


In our second episode of Season Two, a lively discussion starts about what kinship systems can mean after Maggie goes down a rabbit hole in a exploration of Doctrine and Covenants 99.

Be Still: Kinship & Murdock Family- Come Follow Me 2021 (D & C 98-101) Strangers No More SNM S2 E2 explores a bit of Murdock family history and extended kinship systems as they relate to polygamy.


Starting Season Two With Tears

As a show that speaks from a standpoint of LGBTQIA+ members in the Latter-days, the talk that Elder Jeffery R. Holland gave at BYU on August 23rd brought tears, confusion, and frustration into our midst. As a cast of four very different members of that particular community, we each reacted in our own manners to listening to and reading Elder Holland’s talk.

The result, for several days, was a need for distance from one another while we each sought guidance from God, on our knees, and while fasting.

The resulting production was a nearly hour-long discussion between all four cast members, recorded on the subsequent Saturday, that we recorded as our season two opener — special episode one.

We invite you to watch or listen to this episode (embedded below) at a time when you can appreciate the emotions that were felt when it was recorded.

We are sending out an abundance of love to all of you and hope that you will join us next week also as we begin our fall season of our Come Follow Me program that will feature not only the traditional class learning, as well as a segment from Bradley Talbot, “On The Record,” but also a segment from our new host, Kate Mower, (who is a historian), “Queering the Scriptures.”

Dennis will bring his convert energy and enthusiasm for the Gospel as we all will learn from one another. We will be attempting to keep season two’s episodes to a 30-minute timeline for the convenience of our audience.

Season Two Special Episode One

(Please excuse Maggie’s audio for the first 10 minutes of the episode-also we are always in search of an audio-video editor with experience-Maggie is a writer)

๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž, ๐Œ๐š๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž, ๐๐ซ๐š๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐œ๐ก ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ (๐๐˜๐”) ๐›๐ฒ ๐„๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐‰๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐‘. ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‹๐†๐๐“๐๐ˆ๐€+ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ.

๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, “๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ” ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐š๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐›๐จ๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, “๐Ž๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐.” ๐ŸŒŸ

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐ŸŒŸ https://Strangers-no-more.com ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ’ซ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐– ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž ๐๐จ๐๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค!๐Ÿ’ซ
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/podcastnetwork/

๐ŸŒŸ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ.๐ŸŒŸ

๐‡๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ: ๐๐ซ๐š๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐›๐จ๐ญ, ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฅ๐ž๐ข๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐š๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž ๐’๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž

๐„๐๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ: ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’† ๐‘บ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†

๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ: “๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’†” ๐ŸŒŸ
๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐™š๐™™ & ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ: ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ž๐ฅ ๐…๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก

๐ŸŒŸ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™‰๐™ค ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐ŸŒŸ
๐ŸŒŸ๐–๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ, ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ, ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐‹๐†๐๐“๐๐ˆ๐€+ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ.
๐„๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ก-๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ซ-๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ.โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐ŸŒŸ

Here are a few quotes from S2 SE1:

Season One is Done

We have published our final episodes that were recorded this summer.

As a podcast and YouTube show, we stumbled a bit this summer, but we will be publishing content afresh in September with a new season and a slightely different format!

Producing a show from inspiration of revelation is an interesting concept. The producer (Maggie) and all of the hosts received revelation about a few significant changes in our show’s cast this summer and it took a bit to coordinate those revelations and understand what was happening.

We apologize for any confusion that spread to our audience this summer. We THANK YOU for sticking with us through those times and want to announce some big changes for the season ahead.

September will bring with it a new start for Strangers No More, with a slightly different format and a change in hosts!

We really appreciate Andrew Mair’s assistance in editing and hosting the first season. As his new job has added responsibilities, he has decided to leave as a regular host. We wish him all the best and have extended an invitation to him to join us for specials as he can.

Editing responsibilities have been transferred to Maggie Slighte, compiling the production and editing into one.

In September we will welcome our new host, a PhD Candidate in Romanian History, Kate Mower. Kate uses she/they/them pronouns and is allowing us all some important practice in using singular they/them pronouns!

We will be sharing a few short videos/podcasts of each of our Testimonies as an introduction for Season 2.

Please be on the lookout!

And finally, our logo has CHANGING slighte-ly ๐Ÿ˜Š

Maggie has finished a new and updated logo for Strangers!

So much for the new

We’ve embedded the last episode from Season One below and invite you to please SUBSCRIBE and “hit the bell” so you are informed when we upload Season Two!!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Strangers family. We hope that your week ahead is full of the Love and Lighte of Jesus Christ.

We love all of you.

Following “Come Follow Me”

Hello from Strangers No More! Thank you for your interest in our show and in our greater mission.

We are Maggie Slighte, Dennis Schleicher, Andrew Mair and Bradley Talbot.

Doctrine and Covenants 3:1

Having been strangers to one another up to the last few months, we know we are also strangers to you! In the next few months, we will ALL get to know one another very well as we navigate the waters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants in a ship that welcomes one and all.

Strangers No More was named by Elder Gong’s talk in October 2020, when he invited The Saints to “Live and Share the Gospel,” so there would be no strangers.

We take Elder Gong’s admonition seriously.
We are LGBTQIA+ friendly, but also acknowledge other “strangers” that may not feel like they fit in on what some may refer to as “Mormon culture.”
Some of those strangers might be: Unhoused people, disabled people, people of color, neurodivergent people, childless couples and single older adults. As representatives of many of these groups, we want all of you to know you are not alone.

Strangers No More for its hosts, is our Family Home Evening. As adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we often don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the extra Gospel study that a “family” home evening on Monday affords. So, as part of our studies, we will be recording them and sharing those thoughts with YOU, our audience.

We ask that you participate by listening if you prefer podcasts, or watching on YouTube if you prefer videos, and interacting with us on social media.

Let us know how you feel about this week’s show. Now that we have recorded a few episodes, we are starting to get the hang of it!

Write us an email and let us know if this is something that is helpful for you, or if there are other topics you would like to see covered.

In addition to our weekly episodes, we WILL be recording some specials with guests who have already expressed interest! Expect in the coming months to hear from Papa Richard Ostler from Listen, Learn and Love and Professor Taylor Petery, author of Tabernacles of Clay. and maybe even a few more!

If you would be interested in joining our efforts in a creative manner, we are a work in progress and would appreciate the help! Just contact us here!

Thank you again for your interest in our project. We hope your week is full of the love and lighte of Jesus Christ.

We love you and so does God.

Enjoy week 3’s episode: Turning Our Hearts

About Strangers No More

Last week we also recorded a SPECIAL episode! You know those times when you’re in a Sunday School class and they brush a subject under the carpet? We promised in our intro that we would not do that, and as part of fulfilling that commitment, we have recorded a special “cringe” episode, discussing same-sex marriage. We have embedded it below!

Welcome Friends!

Thank you for your interest in our show!

We are Maggie Slighte, Dennis Schleicher, Andrew Mair and Bradley Talbot.

Having been strangers to one another up to the last few months, we know we are also strangers to you! In the next few months, we will ALL get to know one another very well as we navigate the waters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants in an LGBTQIA+ friendly ship.

Strangers No More was named by Elder Gong’s talk in October 2020, when he invited The Saints to “Live and Share the Gospel,” so there would be no strangers.

We take Elder Gong’s admonishment seriously. We are LGBTQIA+ friendly, but also acknowledge other “strangers” that may not feel like they fit in on what we affectionately refer to as “planet Utah.” Some of those strangers might be: Unhoused people, Disabled people, people of color, Neurodivergent people, childless couples and single older adults. As representatives of many of these groups, we want all of you to know you are not alone.

Strangers No More for its hosts, is our Family Home Evening. As adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we often don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the extra Gospel study that a “family” home evening on Monday affords. So, as part of our studies, we will be recording them and sharing those thoughts with YOU, our audience.

We ask that you participate by listening if you prefer podcasts, or watching on YouTube if you prefer videos, and interacting with us on social media.

Let us know how you feel about this week’s show.

Write us an email and let us know if this is something that is helpful for you, or if there are other topics you would like to see covered.

If you would be interested in joining our efforts in a creative manner, we are a work in progress and would appreciate the help! Just contact us here!

Thank you again for your interest in our project.

We hope your week is full of the love and lighte of Jesus Christ.

We love you and so does God.

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