Author: Em

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Mourn with those who mourn

Today on November 11 we will mark Veteran’s day in the United States. Other countries observe the same event as Remembrance Day or Armistice day.  November 11 is significant because it was the day...

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Book Review: Why Isn’t God Answering Me?

I will be the first to admit that I do not read “churchy” books.  However, an opportunity came up to review Why Isn’t God Answering Me?By Gerald Lund for the blog and I decided...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Sacrament Questions

Dear Sister Sassy, I know that keeping children quiet during the sacrament is important for everyone to find the ordinance meaningful, but I find it to be very tricky.  I also wonder at what...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Hot Summer Sabbath Edition

Sister Sassy is The Exponent’s resident Agony Aunt.  Heed her advice at your own risk! Dear Sister Sassy, There has been a lot of conflict recently over whether or not women should be allowed...

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Hagar: Scriptural patterns of sexual assault

The Abrahamic covenant is a key part of Mormon doctrine.  We believe that by making and keeping our covenants, we can receive all the blessings that Abraham was promised even if we are not...

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IWD Series 2018: Suffrage and the Priesthood

International Women’s Day was first proposed by a socialist and suffragette from Germany named Clara Zetkin in 1910.  Two of the colors signifying IWD come from the Women’s Social and Political Union in the...

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Mercia Second Ward: Part Deux

This is the second part in our ongoing series about a recently discovered  set of documents that illuminate for us what life was like in a Medieval ward.  Though many plain and precious truths...