Author: Em

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Beginning to see already

Serving a mission is perhaps the most conservative thing I have ever done, and it pushed me over the edge to be a feminist.  I served my mission in 2005-2006, when women had to be...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Guest Editor

Due to her many social engagements, Sister Sassy has invited a guest editor to answer some of her many letters pleading for guidance.  Guest editors W. Dean Belnap and Glen C. Griffin wrote  About life...

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The Family is Under Attack

The family is under attack. This is a refrain that we have heard for many years in General Conference and pamphlets and lessons.  As a historian, I have a hard time taking these alarmist statements particularly...

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Conducting a baptismal interview

I recently had a very rare opportunity for a woman in the church – I got to help carry out a baptismal interview.  My in-laws are serving a mission, and they asked for my help...

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Facts of Life for LDS Teens

Several years ago I was lucky enough to find a useful reference work in the discard pile at the Institute building.  I have never regretted acquiring About Life and Love: Facts of Life for LDS Teens by...

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Victory is Near

This year for Christmas, my brother thoughtfully purchased for me several enormous pieces of World War II propaganda to display in my home. I believe his thinking was that my children will be more...