Category: Gender

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identify yourself.

in the last couple of months, the laurels in our ward have been coming into relief society for “opening exercises” on the first sunday of the month (part of a church-wide effort to help...

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Temples, Trauma, and (Visiting) Teaching

Sunday morning, my visiting teachers came by for a visit. After the usual pleasantries were exchanged, one of the sisters commenced sharing August’s visiting teaching message, “Become an Instrument in the Hands of God...

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Spaces We Occupy

While Maria is on vacation, she has commissioned another of her talented friends to write us a guest post. This one is from Kim. I’m in the process of reading Laura L. Bush’s book...

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Smart Girls

Over the weekend I visited my family and ended up in a somewhat disturbing conversation with my father about my 14-year-old sister. I had mentioned that I am considering more school, and it turned...

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Women of Righteousness: A Mother's Day Talk

For Mother’s Day, I was asked to speak, as a surprise for my mother, in my parents’ home ward. The bishopric asked me to address Elder M. Russell Ballard’s talk entitled “Women of Righteousness.”...

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What do you want from a man?

The recent hype about the book “Porn for Women” has gotten me thinking. Yes, I can laugh about how nice it would be to have a hunky man-slave to cook, clean, and to listen...

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Sleeping with the Bishop

Maria is the author of this fabulous guest post. Thanks for sending it our way! I was teaching sharing time one Sunday when the branch president’s 7-year-old son excitedly announced to the primary, “It’s...