So much about the Mormon experience — from missionary service to Correlation to families being together forever — is geared for extroverts. What’s a Mormon introvert to do?
What would a first-rate LDS hymnal look like for the early 21st century? What hymns would need to go, and what would be added?
New statistics suggest that there are 150 single Mormon women for every 100 single Mormon men. So are single Mormon women “screwed”? Answer: only if other people keep telling them they are.
NPR’s “Interfaith Voices” devotes a segment to the LDS Church’s recent announcement of expanded roles for Mormon women leaders, and wonders aloud if change is afoot.
“Mormons need to stop acting as if family is the only way to God,” says guest blogger Mette Harrison. And if we’re going to defend the family, we need to defend *all* kinds of families.
Three cheers for the LDS Church for being willing to compromise. Other than “guilt by association,” there was no reason not to, since the BSA was already making accommodations to allow Mormon troops to select their own local leaders.
Mormons are witnessing an “assault on the family,” all right. In fact, we’re often leading the charge.
Last night’s announcement about Mormon women’s new leadership role was indeed historic, but only if we are honest about their lack of leadership opportunities prior to the change. We don’t get to have it both ways.
I took a year-long sabbatical from going to church because I knew that if I didn’t, the alternative was probably to leave Mormonism for good.