Tagged: birth

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Guest Post: Premature Birth

by TMarie On Mother’s Day last year I found myself pregnant with my second child (a girl), dealing with an intense fear that she would be born early. My pregnancy was considered high risk...

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Ordinances that are performed by women

We talk so much about the priesthood and ordinances at Church, and we usually connect the two together. Since only men are given the priesthood, ordinances are always associated with men (with the exception...

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On Aging: A Poem for My Daughters

“You don’t look your age,” they say, When I reveal that I’m forty-two. But my body has begun to betray me. Gray hair is just the beginning: Reading glasses. Body, back, and foot aches....

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A Matriarchal Blessing

(A written prayer, a sort of love letter.) Dear Søren, I bless you with the love I have for you as your mother, my faith in Jesus, and the hints of priestesshood that are...

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Book Review: The Sacred Gift of Childbirth

Many books teach and focus on the health and safety of giving birth, from comfort techniques to medical procedures.  But few delve into God or His principles and plan for women.  Childbirth offers a...

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Birth and the Unknown

I was fairly certain that God had abandoned me. Perhaps I had done something wrong. Perhaps all of those questions made me unworthy. Perhaps I simply wasn’t able to access the Divine. It was the same despondency...