Mormonism and Embracing Other Cultures

I gave a talk in church yesterday and wanted to share it here. It was inspired by my interactions with so many of you. Thanks for broadening my worldview in ways I never could have imagined over the past 5 years. As Mormons there are a lot of lifestyle decisions we make which can set […]

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My Paper on Female Mormon Bloggers

Remember when I asked you to name your favorite bloggers who were both Mormon and female? I took your suggestions, looked them up on the website Alexa to find out their traffic ranking, and then compiled a giant list of blogs written by female Mormons. Based on what I found, the 10 blogs I chose […]

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Modesty and the Middle Class

(and the upper class as well, but I liked the alliteration) I have only very recently come to loathe the word modesty. Previously I considered it a badge of honor, and felt proud that I was doing it “right”. I thought a little bit about my intentions, but mostly I kept my shoulders covered and […]

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A Favorite Hymn

Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy has long been a favorite hymn of mine, but I couldn’t find an arrangement that really does it justice. It’s not as powerful to me when a large group sings it. I was listening to the newest podcast at Mormon Transition and heard what I’ve been looking for all this […]

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The Awakening: Where I Am Now and Why I’m Staying

My baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1993 Overall, my Awakening series has been a wonderful experience. Writing about media choices, motherhood, the Priestesshood, and homosexuality has largely brought peace and happiness into my life. I felt good as I was writing them. I feel good knowing that I can […]

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