Author: Zenaida

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How It Happened

Trigger warning: brief descriptions of sexual abuse. I began this post a few weeks ago in an effort to exorcise a demon. And then, Todd Aiken said something stupid. Suddenly the internet was awash...

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Are You PMS-ing?

When irritation begins to perk it’s ears at my emotional state, often one of the first questions I’ll hear from a particular friend is “Are you PMS-ing?” No, actually, I am not.  And, now...

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How Do I Talk To My Orthodox Relatives?

As someone who has a less orthodox view, I offered to write up a post about how to communicate with True Believing Mormon family members, and in typical form, I blanked, and avoided, and...

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Follow my Lead

Posted by Zenaida Recently I had a fabulous opportunity to attend a swing dancing workshop. It was so much fun!  It was really satisfying to immerse myself in learning a skill.  At the end...

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All the Single Sisters

Posted by Zenaida A friend of mine sent me this site as a way to cope with being single: http://singlemormongirl.wordpress.com/2007/12/09/dont-worry-the-giggly-freshmen-are-weeding-him-out-for-you/ First of all…cope with being single?!  Does anyone else see a problem with this...

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Prayer and Meditation

Posted by Zenaida “Shawls…made for centuries, universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.  They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify.  Those who have received these shawls have...

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Boundaries

Posted by Zenaida “I’m ready to move out just so we can change wards.” Have you ever said that? I think I have. I’ve had friends who have. It’s interesting that in the church...

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Women of Scripture: Esther

Posted by Zenaida I recently watched “One Night With the King,” a dramatization of the story of Esther.  And dramatic it certainly is.  However, I’m not going to critique the movie.  A little trivia...