Category: Family

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Ritual Inclusion

My body has born four children. And I have watched as the men I love have taken each of these little bodies in their arms–bodies that I have grown, birthed and bled for–and conferred upon...

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Call me Sister?

I chuckled when, on the TV show 30 Rock, a fictional son of  Mitt Romney talked about “Brother Dad, which is Mormon for Dad…” While we Mormons usually exempt our immediate families from such titles,...

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Our Heritage, or My Heritage?

Oregon Trail II   This time of year the church tends to really get into the pioneer spirit, at least where I live.  This is peculiar, since I live in Oregon and am not...

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How It Feels – thoughts for Father’s Day

As a Mormon feminist, I often here comments like, “The church loves women and we think they are equal.  Why do you feel different or unequal?” To answer this question, I submit my own...

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Family Bridal Showers

Since waiting for marriage went out of fashion, the premaritally sexually active majority has often misunderstood those of us who still cling to this ideal, assuming that we must be prudish, naïve, guilt-ridden and...

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Un-redeeming the dead

I have a complex family history question that I am hoping to find an expert to help me with.  I am wondering if there are any family history gurus that might be able to...