Category: women

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Loving thy neighbors … as themselves

Generally, I’m a likeable person. Or maybe I should say that I’m not a very dislikeable person. I tend to be thoughtful, quiet and respectful, and try for understanding and empathy over shouting my...

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Call for Submissions: Mormon Women on Marriage

Guest post, by Holly Welker . A few months ago I began thinking about the question, “What’s with Mormons and marriage? Not just temple marriage, but gay marriage and plural marriage and mixed orientation...

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Rediscovering My Passion

One of my earliest memories is dancing in my living room to a cassette tape of the Footloose soundtrack. I still have the lyrics memorized, a thing I discovered last month as I absent-mindedly...

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Personal Rituals

Last week, my family made our annual trek up the canyon to a small grove of bristlecone pine trees clinging to the edge of a cliff. That cliff overlooks the beautiful Virgin River Valley,...

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The ERA: It’s Back

Women’s dearest possession is life,/And since it is given to her but once/She must live as to feel no torturing regret/For years without purpose,/So live as not to be scarred with the shame of...

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The New Mormon Feminism

Mormon feminism has had a big year.  After being pronounced all but dead, it has been thrilling to see this renaissance take place in such a short period of time. The year started with...

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Singing of Her

Cross-posted at Waves of Life Tonight Finn wanted me to sing “Boo Sky.” I remembered that Mark sings “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” to Finn when he puts him to bed. Since Mark is out...

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Reading Marriage, A History

I Started Stephanie Coontz’s book Marriage, a History, over 6 months ago and I’m still only half-way through it, NOT because it hasn’t proved to be an interesting read, but because time has been...