Category: Relationships

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Exponent Classics: Rose-Colored Glasses

Rose-Colored Glasses Name Withheld Volume 13, Number 2 (1987) There couldn’t have been a more model Mormon family than ours. I was serving as the stake Relief Society president; my husband was a former...

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A Lesson on Porn – My Way

Last Sunday, our RS lesson was on “Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts.” i.e. pornography. In my ward, this seems to be a rather frequent lesson topic. I appreciated the RS women’s comments and stories....

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Great Expectations

So, the other day, it happened again. I was talking with my mother. Telling her about going to the 1st birthday of my friend’s daughter. Then my mother started telling me about so-and-so who...

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Guest Post: Not all men loved polygamy

Thank you, Michelle, for writing this thought-provoking post.Michelle writes:4 Zinas, by Martha Sonntag Bradley and Mary Brown Firmage Woodward, is a matrilineal family biography that chronicles the lives of four generations of Mormon women,...

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The Transient Ward

Lately I’ve been thinking about two categories of people in our ward: (1) Long-term members who lay down roots (mostly old-timers who have lived in this city for most, if not all, of their...

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Filters

The other night I was chatting with my friends and I mentioned that I was wearing my ‘filter’—that magical device that prevents me from blurting out rude comments at inappropriate moments [this came up...