Yesterday we had the first of two parts of novelist Mette Ivie Harrison’s personal story of losing faith in Mormonism. Today she reveals how she is trying to find her testimony again, returning to prayer and to church activity. As you can see, she rejects the “blame the victim” response that many Mormons have when […]
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What causes a loss of faith? Mette Ivie Harrison was a Mormon mom, BYU professor, and novelist. in this two-part post she recounts the painful loss of her Mormon foundation, and the equally painful struggle to find faith again.
The LDS Church announced this morning that Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency has been translated to heaven. “He was simply too good for this world,” said a church spokesman about the wildly popular Mormon apostle.
Parents of children with disabilities are no strangers to heartache, even despair. How can they find God’s presence when they’re exhausted from sleepless nights and IEP meetings?
With tens of thousands of Mormon sister missionaries now serving around the world, where are they going to get the low-down on what to expect out in the field? This inspiring new book of personal essays offers some honest advice.
LDS Living says that Mormon boys and girls should have equal standards for modesty, technology, and the recognition of their accomplishments.
The founder of “Wear Pants to Church Day” reflects on death threats and other uncivilized behavior by Mormons online. How do people so easily forget there’s a person with feelings at the other end of their rants?
During Lent one year, Susan Vogt started giving a way one possession a day. But she didn’t stop after Lent.
Kathleen Norris offers five Benedictine spiritual practices for writers. (Warning: Prepare to kill your darlings.)