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092: Dialogues with a TBM Husband – Colvin and McCluskey Talk Faith Crisis

092: Dialogues with a TBM Husband – Colvin and McCluskey Talk Faith Crisis

IMG_2218This podcast with my husband Nathan McCluskey came initially out of brief contribution he was going to make to another episode.  As we talked we found that we were dialoguing about my faith crisis and the effect that has had upon him and our relationship. We reflected on our changing relationship over that period of time; the things we would differently if we could,  and how the religious transitions experienced by mixed-faith couples  reflects the church’s crisis in  dealing with those who are questioning and doubting.  We hope that this conversation will be helpful to those whose marriages are similarly impacted.  We share it with you with love.  Gina & Nathan xxxx



Music by:

Madoka Ogitani

Chelan Hunt

The Lower Lights



  1. Marie

    What a beautiful dialogue. This very closely mirrors my marriage and where we both are in our faith journey.
    Gina, your husband appears to be a true gem. Someone who truly love without any guile. If all men in the church were like him…
    Thank you so much for your work. It is breath and life to my spirit.

  2. A Happy Hubby

    This was both interesting and enjoyable. But Gina – you said, “I am not going to chuckle” at the start of the podcast. Don’t commit to something you are unable to do! 🙂 Your laugh is great!

  3. Anna

    I want to echo your husband’s thoughts at the end of the episode, your work is vital and I’m thankful for spaces like A Thoughtful Faith. It is important to have ways to be authentic while embracing the aspects of Mormonism that we love.

  4. Zack T.

    Wonderful back and forth between you Gina and your Husband. You both are lucky to have each other.

    The use of TBM as used in this podcast did not bother me as it has in others threads and pod casts, But my thoughts are the people that use TBM as a identity seems to be useful for more “progressive” thinking is a negative connotation towards the person the label as a “TBM”. I want to desperately connect with my less orthodox friends because I find some thoughts to be helpful to me just as Gina Husband does. Yet the feelings that they as more enlightened or more intellectual does come across as shaming the so called TBM’s for there more literal beliefs.

    Thanks for the modeling for those who have relationships that think different than each other…Great Job, may your love for each other grow.

  5. Shirle W

    Thank you so much for the honest & open discussion.
    Heavenly Father has truly blessed you with a wonderful husband & family.
    I felt the spirit so strongly, especially toward the end & am struggling to share how I feel due to my tears.
    Gina, I am a big fan of yours & will continue learning & growing in the gospel without an acute fear of you turning in the female version of John Devlin; I would so miss your insightful & entertaining narratives!!
    Arohanui to you both x

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