Category: Gender

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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...

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ideal/idol

as a teenager, i decided that when i grew up i wanted to be the mother of a large family. i planned the rest of my education based on that decision. i had my...

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On Finding Myself Culinarily Disinclined

For Valentine’s this year, instead of a wrapped gift, per se, I was thinking of alternatives for my sweetheart. Something into which I would put more time and thought—more of myself. One thought I...