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(This comment policy is an amalgamation of various comment policies around the bloggernacle: Times&Seasons, Feminist Mormon Housewives, and Zelophehad’s Daughters.)

1. No ads or plugs, no personal insults
2. No four letter words that wouldn’t be allowed on television.
3. No mudslinging: Stating disagreement is fine — even strong disagreement, but no personal attacks or name calling.
4. Try to stick with your personal experiences, ideas, and interpretations. This is not the place to question another’s personal righteousness, to call people to repentence, or to disprespectfully refute people’s personal religious beliefs.


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3 Responses

  1. Tammy says:

    Does anyone have ideas about lesson #10 on the Scriptures.
    I thought it would be good to have the Sisters share their favorite Scripture, or story from the Standard Works. I would appreciate hearing ideas on what your doing this week?

  2. EmilyCC says:

    Hi Tammy, I’ll be posting that lesson tomorrow (Tuesday). I hope you’ll share your great idea in the comment field there. Thanks!

  3. Susan says:

    I have greatly appreciated the comments in the Exponent. They have helped to open up my understanding and make me a better Latter-day Saint and a better Visiting Teacher. Yet it saddens me to see how isolated so many of our sisters feel within our community. As a new convert 41 years ago, I was so sorry to see others fall away from the church. I loved them! I missed them! I began to pray that I might never become inactive in the church because I so appreciated the gospel family that the Lord had provided for me.
    I too have sometimes felt alienated, but from the other side of the spectrum. I have sometimes been judged as a “Molly Mormon”; too religious; too willing to follow the counsel of the prophet; sometimes for having “too intellectual a focus on the gospel.” The point is, there is one behind these feelings who seeks to divide us and he is not called “The Father of Lies” for nothing! There is one thing I need help in understanding: It is hard to not see the label “feminist” as carrying a connotation of separatist, rebel, angry, unhappy; surely the antithesis of the close community of sisters our Lord is hoping we will form? Our prophets have told us that we will be a force for good in this world as we are seen as different, in happy ways, from those around us. It is a fact of life that we will never find total acceptance in this fallen world. No human being can meet all our needs. Only our beloved Savior can fill all those poignant longings for Home, but can’t we agree to keep trying to be friends and sisters nonetheless? Surely none of us want to be as those in the scriptures who walked with Him for a season, then abandoned His work when times got hard? He needs us now and He needs us to work together if we don’t want His work to be diluted by a lack of unity. We have all of eternity to sort out the differences. 🙂