Yesterday’s terrific Deseret News article went a long way toward destigmatizing mental illness and the “early return” missionary. Bravo.
Google says my readership is about 46% female and 54% male. So why do 90% of the comments on this blog come from men?
When the denial of a person’s sexual identity leads to the extreme measure of taking on a “straight” marriage in order to remain fully in the fold, it is, ironically, damaging to the family, the very institution that the LDS Church claims to be defending.
After 20 years, one of my favorite spirituality books has been refreshed for a new generation of readers. Author Marjorie Thompson explains why.
The funniest Mormon memoir, the wisest Dear Abby advice book, and the most gripping suspense novel: here are my picks for 7 game-changing Mormon books of 2014.
“The structure of patriarchy—and this is not unique to Mormonism at all—tells men that it’s appropriate for them to wield power over women,” says mystery novelist Mette Harrison. “This can lead to abuse over and over again.”
Traffic on this blog increased significantly this year. (Yay you!) I’m not as thrilled that my top-ranked posts were often the most negative. Here’s 2014 by the numbers.
Sometimes I feel like I belong to a religion that would be less likely to rebuke a member who made millions designing torture techniques than it would to censure that same man if he uttered the F word in public.
In the person of Jesus, the sacred and the secular fused in a new and powerful way. Why should our celebration of Christmas be any different?
How many Mormons confess to hating polygamy, yet imagine themselves practicing it for all of eternity? How many believe on the one hand in a loving God who desires their eternal happiness and, on the other, that this same God would make them grit their teeth and be obedient to a practice they consider immoral?