Category: Gender

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Mother in Heaven: some personal thoughts

Like a (rough) stone rolling, the discussion surrounding female ordination has gained so much momentum that I don’t see it slowing down until it’s resolved. To paraphrase Lafayette’s splendid line from Hamilton, we’re never gonna...

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Epiphany

The funny thing about our new digital lives is that they leave markers and traces of our online activities everywhere. In 2010 and early 2011, I wasn’t writing in a journal, but I was...

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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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three blessings for my girl

she steps down into the font of (very! I am later told) warm water, and is buried, and raised again; then husband confirms baptized daughter. “The world that you live in is a beautiful one. It is also...