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Episode 34: Leaving the Mormon Church featuring Natalie Que

Her whole life, Natalie Que had learned to ignore the misgivings she’d felt about the Mormon church in which she’d grown up with her four sisters. And then, at the age of 29, she met a woman who had successfully left the church, and in one afternoon, Natalie’s world blew wide open.

She realized that she’d been living her life in contrast to what she truly felt and believed and would never be able to go back. Her new understanding catapulted her apostasy, a massive transition within her marriage, and a deep knowing that her integrity would never let her stay in a religion where she felt had been lied to.  

In this episode, Natalie recounts the rules of her upbringing and how she finally and permanently rejected them, what she and her husband went through when she left, and what she’s created for herself and her children now, more than a decade later.

Natalie Que is a Certified Life Coach, Podcaster and Writer.  After being raised Mormon, marrying and having children young, traveling to over 60 countries and living overseas for a span of 10 years; she is most interested in speaking about the real and sanguine topics that touch our everyday experience.

From the depths of a rock bottom, informed from her apostasy from Mormonism and subsequent divorce, to the pinnacles of achievement and experience, to the humdrum of everyday life or a breakthrough or paradigm shift.  Life examines with the purpose to both honor it and improve the narrative.  She now lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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ABOUT YOUR HOST

I’m a writer, a teacher, a native New Yorker, and I love hearing about people’s lives. When I think back to my elementary school days at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens whenever we began social studies or a history lesson I wasn’t that interested in learning about battles, topography, or politics. What I wanted to know was how people lived: What their families were like, how they adapted to their circumstances, what they ate, how they celebrated, how they felt.
 
Sociology became my major at Binghamton University and in my life so far I’ve been an actress, a salesperson, a Zoo Keeper’s Aid, a volunteer animal trainer, an ELL teacher, a mother, and a wife. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had, all of which led me to create this podcast which is one of the most rewarding projects I’ve undertaken. I couldn’t ask for a better job than having in-depth conversations with survivors, thought leaders, authors, social justice warriors, and people who believe that we are all connected and then getting to share their stories, insight, and vulnerability with listeners.
 
I’m so glad you’ve landed on this page. I hope you find stories here which resonate with you and that you’ll tune in every week. 
 
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