Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler

By Richard Ostler

What's Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler about?

Welcome to our podcast!

My name is Richard H. Ostler and I am a native of Salt Lake City, small business owner, married father of six with several grandchildren. I believe in and am deeply committed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and want it to work for a wider group.

I am the author of "Listen Learn and Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints" at Amazon ( and Deseret Book (

I am also the author of "Listen, Learn and Love: Improving Latter-day Saint Culture" at Amazon ( and Deseret Book (

The purpose of both books is to help us better create Zion by helping more feel welcome, a sense of belonging, and needed in our congregations.

I am the author of two Ensign articles:

‘How the Savior’s Healing Power Applies to Repenting from Sexual Sin’ (August 2020/YSA Digital Only)

‘7 Tips for Overcoming Pornography Use’ (October, page 72)

Expanded thoughts on these articles are in my second book about Improving Latter-day Saint Culture.

This podcast is designed to discuss some more complicated issues in our church to help all of us better “listen, learn and love” so we can minister in a more effective way to all of our Heavenly Parents’ children.

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Thank you for joining us. You can't donate to this podcast. There are no sponsors. But you can leave a review/rate the podcast on the platform you are listening and/or leave a review at Deseret Book/Amazon on my books.

With love, Richard 'Papa' Ostler ❤

Twitter: @Papa_Ostler
IG: @papa_ostler
E-mail: [email protected]

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