The Peculiar Heartbreak of A Mormon Wedding

As a Mormon girl, I was raised to believe that the pinnacle of my life would be when I entered the temple to marry a worthy Mormon man.  My very salvation depended upon getting married in the temple --- a temple ceremony seals a husband and wife together for eternity.  The highest level of Mormon heaven is reserved for members that have married in the temple and born children.  In short, a temple marriage is a very serious matter within Mormonism. ...more
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CASTING NOTICE: Silbings Who Have Different Parenting Techniques

I am working on a new TV show looking for siblings who are now parents, but are taking different approaches to raising their children. The siblings should have the same parents/grew up in the same house, but now that they are parents differ from each other when it comes to parenting techniques and how their children should be brought up. (example- one may be homeschooling vs public school, one may be vegan, religion may be important to one sibling but not the other, sports vs school, communal living, etc). ...more

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer - Review

Let me just start by saying that I loved this book. My friend redeemed herself after the last book she recommended ;) Now I introduce you to Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer....more

Club Unicorn Made Us Both Miserable

Neither of us understood at the time that homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is at the very core of your essential being. It doesn't go away. And yes, during our marriage, we did have sex. It was mechanical. It felt wrong. It was like a chore. It was not intimate in any way. Oh, I had orgasms from time to time, especially once I hit my thirties. But I could also give myself orgasms, if you know what I'm sayin'. ...more
I am a gay women and I have been married to a man for the last 16 years. I do also carry on a ...more

A Husband, A Father, A Mormon... And Gay?

Josh Weed is a husband, a father, a member of the Mormon Church -- and he's gay. Earlier this month, he and his wife coauthored a post on his blog about how they have made their marriage work these past ten years. This is a summary of their story, as well as a roundup of the different aspects of this story that concern the blogosphere. ...more
 @avflox Hey there, yes, words are just that. Words. People can say a lot with words, but they ...more

The Strength of Testimony

As many know and have been watching – I am working on my journey of really getting back into my religion. I really have been spacing my posts about religion out because I know that a lot of people don’t want to hear about it, but there are some here who are truly enjoying the process.I have been reading my scriptures a lot lately, and of course checking out the great resources on Talks, scripture study stuff, you know… the boring stuff no one wants to talk about anyway....more

New Poll Shows Christian Right are Idiots

In a stunning new survey of the Christian Right in America, it shows that Jews are morefavorable to Mormons and Muslims to these so called Christian Right Wing idiots....more

Understanding a Special Blessing

Years ago when I was active and worthy in my church I received my Patriarchal Blessing. Typically a Bishop of the church will not recommend you or clear the way for you to meet with the Patriarch in the area if it has been less than a year since you were baptized....more

A Journey of Spiritual Healing

That photo to the right was me in July of 2006. I had gone through a rough year. I had a failed relationship that moved me 600 miles away from home, then back home. I lost my grandfather and I felt like I overall had lost my way in life....more
Wishing you God's blessings in your journey ... thanks so much for sharing from your ...more

5 Tough Questions About Christian Theology Answered

The one thing I hear consistently from new and old converts to the Mormon faith is that prior to joining the church, some of their most pressing theological questions were not fully answered and that they were left wanting.  This absence led them to seek out something more -something that would satisfy the soul and their personal quest for truth.   Here are some of those common questions that may leave YOU wondering as well….and our faith’s answer.♥  What happens to our bodies when we die?...more