Category: Belief

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Book Review: No Ordinary Women

Two of our bloggers expressed interest in reviewing Elaine Dalton’s newest book, No Ordinary Women: Making a Difference through Righteous Influence, so both reviews are included below. Dalton is the former Young Women General President, and a life-long...

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Choosing Equality

In a Sacrament meeting talk about opposition and the war in heaven, I recently heard the features of Satan’s plan enumerated: he wanted to take away our agency, he wanted God’s glory for himself, there...

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Mormon Extremism

On December 12, 2015, I sat in Relief Society and heard something that has produced considerable anxiety in me over the last seven months. A counselor in the Stake Presidency was giving the lesson....

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“Not What I Expected”

I’ve heard this phrase frequently throughout my life. Especially at BYU. A friend of mine confessed to me a few years ago that when she saw me move into the dorms freshman year, she...

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Your Name for God

I’ve never read the Old Testament cover-to-cover, and just for “fun” I thought I’d do it.  Once.  I’m enjoying the experience of reading it through rather quickly, not stopping to dig deep, because the...

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Amor egoísta/Selfish Love

  Click for English Translation Una de las primeras lecciones que recibí de los misioneros enseñaba que para amar a cualquier persona primero debía amar a Dios, incluso este es el primer mandamiento: Amarás al...

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A Postscript

The announcement of the Exclusion Policy in November forever shifted the community of those associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wrote then of my anger and horror over the...

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Where was your mother, when?

I scrolled through my facebook home feed this past weekend. I love the graduations, vacations, babies, heartwarming or thought provoking videos. There is this feeling of connectedness to people I know deeply or casually,...