How do you host ward activities if nobody has a car and the ward boundaries stretch from here to forever? Or if the Relief Society is mostly single moms and there are no YW/YM to help babysit their kids? An Atlanta Relief Society president shares the reality from the trenches.
Articles tagged “Flunking Sainthood”
Hats off to the LDS Church and to Beehive Clothing for sponsoring a detailed survey on what Mormons like and dislike about temple garments.
I’m proud of my Church’s statements yesterday affirming equal rights under the law for all LBGT persons. So why do I not feel 100% jubilant? Where they lost me is in playing the victim card.
When I was a kid, everyone was “free range” — our parents said good-bye to us in the morning and hello again at dinner. Today they would be arrested for it.
“I honor my daughter’s choice to become an atheist,” says guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison. “She has already taught me a lot in her life and I suspect she will teach me still more.”
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.”
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.
Mormons Jay Bybee and Bruce Jessen dehumanized others . . . and then went to church on Sundays to partake of talks and lessons on basic morality. How did this happen, and what can Mormons do about it?