If garments don’t feel oppressive, are they?

I recently read the fantastic opinion piece by Mette Harrison via The Huffington Post entitled “If We Don’t Feel Oppressed, Are We?” and it really hit home with me. When discussing matters that bothered me in the church, in particular the inequality of women and men in leadership, the argument I received (and...

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Garments, Lies and Videotape

Nov 11, 14 Garments, Lies and Videotape

Posted by in Featured, Honesty, Lying, Truth

If deception is an art form, the LDS Church is fast becoming Botticelli. The people who brought you the Mormons-don’t-believe-they-get-their-own-planet canard are at it again. And this time, it’s about the temple. In a recently released video (and accompanying essay) on its official website, the LDS Church discusses both temple...

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The Word of Wisdom: We are Doing it All Wrong

Aug 13, 14 The Word of Wisdom: We are Doing it All Wrong

Posted by in Featured, Word of Wisdom

A couple of years ago I wrote a series of posts about revelation, specifically about revelation or inspiration received through a human filter. Part of the series was a three-part post in which I dissected the Word of Wisdom (through my own filter, obviously). You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.  In those posts...

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What Not To Wear

Mar 31, 14 What Not To Wear

Posted by in Featured, Temple

Have you ever seen the TV show “What Not To Wear” on TLC? In case you haven’t, it’s a reality-based show starring two fashion experts, Clinton and Stacy, who help people in desperate need of fashion makeovers (these people are nominated by their friends and/or family). The show is great. Clinton and Stacy ambush...

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Mar 15, 14 #doublestandard

Posted by in Featured, Modesty, Mormon Humor, Mormonism

  BYU recently held it’s Pro Day where NFL scouts come to watch players. It looks like things started out well, but eventually all hell broke loose and we had football players in underwear. I mean sports attire. I’m not sure what they were thinking posting those pictures. They know that women and kids would see...

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So What Kind of Underwear Are You Wearing?

Jul 08, 13 So What Kind of Underwear Are You Wearing?

Posted by in Featured, Mormonism, Temple

So, what kind of underwear are you wearing? Has anyone ever asked you that before? Was it your spouse? Was it a friend? An associate? How about a complete stranger? If it was someone other than your spouse did you tell that person how inappropriate the inquiry was? I think everyone would agree that asking other people about their...

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The Grown-up Modesty Line

Jun 10, 13 The Grown-up Modesty Line

Posted by in Featured, Modesty

After I read this fantastic post I started thinking again about modesty in the context of our lives as Latter-day Saints. Heaven knows, the Mormon blogosphere has been fascinated with the subject for some time now, but for the sake of the conversation, and partly to underscore how absurd it seems to be to focus on tank tops or...

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New Years Resolutions for the LDS Church – Top Twenty Something Changes

Jan 01, 13 New Years Resolutions for the LDS Church – Top Twenty Something Changes

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Homosexuality, Mormonism

I’ve compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions for our Church! And just like me getting in better shape, these resolutions probably won’t happen; but we can hope, right? I know I’ll probably get some a lot of criticism for creating this post, but I guess I take the whole “we are the body of Christ” statement...

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Know Your Religion, Don’t Show It

Nov 04, 12 Know Your Religion, Don’t Show It

Posted by in Featured, Mormonism

This post breaches a sensitive topic among Latter-day Saints. I will openly discuss the LDS garment, hopefully in a respectful way. This post spawned from a recent, lengthy discussion that I had with my wife. If you choose to continue reading, please do so with an open mind. Before I even discuss the actual LDS garment, I want to...

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Revelation Bias Fair & Balanced Part 6c: The Temple

Oct 31, 12 Revelation Bias Fair & Balanced Part 6c: The Temple

Posted by in Featured, Gospel Topics, Revelation

In Part 6c of this series on revelation we will continue to closely examine the evolution of the LDS temple worship. If you have not read Part 1 of this series, I highly recommend that you do so before reading this post (you can read it here). And if you haven’t read Part 6a in the Temple portion of this series, click here to read...

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