34: LDS LGBT SUICIDE/HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS ACTION

Join Cami and Meg as they discuss this bold new action in which active, inactive and non-members can participate this Christmas Season. The first step for many is awareness. Cami and Meg walk through the statistics of the crisis afflicting the youth in Zion. Then they plan out the ways in which we can become more educated, educate...

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LDS Marriage in 2112

There has been a lot of coverage about the new polygamy essays in the news. If you have not read them, there is one on Kirtland/Nauvoo polygamy/polyandry, one on Utah era polygamy (up to 1890), and one on “post-manifesto” polygamy. There have also been a lot of apologetics blossoming around the essays. They’re...

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The Dance of Dissonance

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”   James A. Baldwin   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make the body of Christ vomit? Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be so dizzy with...

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33: Way Below The Angels

Way Below the Angels: The Pretty Clearly Troubled but Not Even Close to Tragic Confessions of a Real Live Mormon Missionary is BYU History professor Craig Harline‘s most recent published personal history. It is a memoir of Craig’s mission years, leaving from Fresno California to the Mission Home in Salt Lake followed by...

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The Temple Recommend: Admission to the House of the Lord

Nov 12, 14 The Temple Recommend: Admission to the House of the Lord

Posted by in Featured, Temple

Since the days of the Exodus, the people of God have been instructed to seek divine audience on holy ground. From the first mentions of it in the Bible, we learn that this temple communion is so important that the House of the Lord was made portable. Moses led the people through the desert with tabernacle in hand so that this...

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Eve as Christ’s Precursor

Nov 09, 14 Eve as Christ’s Precursor

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Old Testament, Temple

A recent visit to the temple reinforced for me the idea that Paul got his parallel wrong: Christ is not the second Adam but the second Eve. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive,” Paul wrote (1 Cor. 15:22). But, considering our modern understanding of the Fall, it would have been more appropriate for...

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How I went From Being Nephi to Korihor – Those Who Are Different

I was born of goodly parents. Both from a long line of Pioneer stock Mormons. One day my father awoke from a dream and announced we would be moving to a small town he had never visited. We had no family there. We had no friends there. Considering it was a town of 700 people, it might as well have been the wilderness. Because I was 8...

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What Mormon Church Do You Belong To?

The deeper inquiry of the Mormon faith is initiated for any number of reasons. We often find ourselves wrestling with scripture, church policy, “prophetic” utterances of all kinds, local leadership agendas, or the many colorful historical events (often more twisted and confusing than we had thought they ever could be)....

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Mormon Talents and the Five Factor Model of Personality

  My wife and I teach the 5-and-6-year-olds in our ward’s Primary, and we have distinct roles (I know “roles” is a loaded word on Mormon blogs, but bear with me). After we read the manual together, my wife prepares handouts, pictures, games/activities, and an outline for the lesson. My role is to become...

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31: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 3

In this episode of “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist”, Laurel and Brian interview Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about advice for women who are trying to cultivate desire followed by advice on how to decide what you and your spouse are okay with in the bedroom. Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a psychotherapist who focuses on...

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