Category: Belief

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Guest Post: Porcupines, Islands and Congregations

By Maureen Edgerly What do porcupines, islands and congregations have in common? Consider the following fable and poem. “A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter, but, as...

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Guest Post: Seeing

By Maureen Edgerly Today I listened to an interesting story on Noah Rasheta’s podcast, “Secular Buddhism.” He had been communicating online for over a year with a work associate in China named Chris, whom...

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Sustain Doesn’t Mean Agree With

Often in the church, a certain segment of members will accuse others of not sustaining church leaders because of a political, policy, or interpretive disagreement. I’ve heard stories of people having their temple recommends...

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#hearLDSwomen: Gaslighted by My Bishop

  Gaslighting, whether done intentionally or not, is abusive. It is any behavior that sends a message to another person that might cause them to question reality.   After last April’s Saturday sessions of...

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Guest Post: Liberation Through Obedience

by Blaire Ostler You might find yourself scoffing at the title of this post, but hear me out. For me, obedience in my religion is quite liberating, especially as a woman. Here’s why. God...