The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping i...
Our church had a wonderful lesson about charity this week. Many told inspiring stories of times when they had seen someone in need and filled that need. Others talked about organizations to sign up with to help give to refugees or to the homeless. And there were also stories about helping those in our own church.
While I usually think Mormons do a good job of making Joseph Smith seem like a human being rather than god-like, there are moments like singing this song when I feel a twinge of unease, not just because of Joseph Smith, but because of our current leaders.
The story of the Prodigal Son is about all of us, because it doesn't matter what reasons took us away from God. It only matters that He is always waiting for us to return, with open arms, without questions or recrimination. And perhaps it is the story about all of us because there will always be those who tell themselves that they did nothing wrong, that it isn't fair that God still loves us, that it isn't fair that we came home and were treated kindly.
In this election the choice is clear, there could not be a more pro-family candidate than Hillary Clinton. Her record on these issues is unmatched, shown below are just a few of the countless ways she has advocated for families and children her entire career.
I am what others would call old school. I believe in the traditional household where the man works and provides for his family while the woman stays home and tends to the house and children. (Read about our ttc story)
Let's consider BYU's likely exclusion from the Big 12 another tug on the sleeve of church leadership. Appealing to the moral goodness of our leadership to become more Christlike and change the anti-LGBT policy hasn't worked. Perhaps this will.
I guess I feel that I am living the life I believe in as openly and honestly and authentically as I possibly can. I think no one can accuse me of hiding my problems with the Mormon church. But I also think that it is worth my effort.
Opening night of the 2016 Hill Cumorah Pageant. (Photo: Courtesy Hill Cumorah Pageant) By Michael Schulson, originally published in ...
I have found through this column and repeatedly in church that the more that I am honest about my mistakes and vulnerabilities, the more people thank me for being so honest.
I've talked previously about my prayer practice that ends with me knocking on the door of Christ's home and asking entrance. He always invites me in, ...
As an LGBT+ ally, I feel it is important to make sure that I remember I don't take attention away from the LGBT+ Mormons who are the real heroes, facing rejection and condemnation on a daily basis. So if you applaud in public or in private, please let it be for these people and not for me.
Instead of theological sameness, I like to imagine that heaven is a place where we become even more different than we are now, just as I have found that I have become more myself the older I've gotten and I think I would say the same thing about my husband, my children, and my dearest friends.
Do I consider myself a "real" Mormon? Well, I don't know what a "real" Mormon is. I'm not sure who gets to determine whether or not someone else is a "real" Mormon or not except for those who attend Mormon church services and have not been excommunicated or have not officially resigned from the church.
The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that "Utah health officials are grappling with a rising youth suicide rate that's nearly tripled since 2007 an...
I want to introduce this topic in the most basic form; Oxford Dictionary. Yes, a dictionary definition could be the most cliché article preface of all time, but there are few things that bring me similar satisfaction (other than peeling off a scab at the perfect stage...but that's gross).