“She cries herself to sleep at night, tears soaking on her pillow.” Is this a quote from Taylor Swift, or the biblical Book of Lamentations?
What did Albus Dumbledore write to teen shooting victim Cassidy Stay? This is the man who said, “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
With the surge in very young Mormon missionaries, it’s likely we will see an uptick in early returns. This is an opportunity for the Mormon people, a chance to stop using language of failure when someone comes home early and instead show our admiration for their willingness to try something new and difficult.
Of course Mormon women are terrified. Of course they spend half their allotted time explaining why they’re not worthy to speak their mind. They’re expected to give talks they have not been trained to deliver in settings in which it would never otherwise be considered appropriate to have them stand up front.
Today I signed up to read the Book of Mormon with a group over the next 239 days. Yes, pathetically enough, I need an entire freakin’ village to keep me on the spiritual straight and narrow.
It’s true that some R-worthy movies, books, and music have little to offer, either in artistic value or moral strength. But others absolutely do. For Mormons to close ourselves off to those cultural truths sight unseen is ridiculous.
What was life like for Mormon pioneer women in polygamy? In an excellent new book, Paula Kelly Harline lets them tell us in their own words.
Naomi Schaefer Riley heralds the Mormon singles ward for giving young adults actual responsibilities, but says that patterns of later marriage may add to defections from the Church.
Mormonism has a so-so approval rating of 48% overall — but it’s notably lower among young adults, African Americans, and Democrats.