11 “good news” stories you may have missed in 2015

  Bad news usually tops the headlines, while good news gets overlooked. This holiday season, share some good news and give the gift of hope. Here are eleven positive stories from 2015 you may not have heard about. 1. Scientists are on the verge of curing cancer. This past summer, former president Jimmy Carter announced that he had been diagnosed […]

Mad Max: Furiosa

Mad Max: Fury Road is the movie I have waited for my entire life. It’s not perfect, but it comes close. It is refreshing in many ways–it doesn’t rely on CGI, the secondary characters are fully fleshed out, and it doesn’t waste precious minutes of screen time on unnecessary exposition or explanation.

Don’t Persecute Us, We’ll Persecute You: Mormon Pride

In my previous post, I began a conversation about Mormon pride. I would like to continue from a different angle. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was born into persecution. From the moment its founder Joseph Smith, Jr. claimed to have received a vision from God, a wall of persecution stood in his […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Interpreting Ordain Women’s Motivation

  It has been a rough week for many church members in the Mormon community. Even attempts to control my passion when posting links to articles seem to have failed. One person called me anti-Mormon. I have never once spewed hate toward the Church that I love. I have never uttered a single anti-Mormon sentiment. […]

21 Years Later: Why Elder Packers Counsel Must Be Taken SEERiously

  In a talk given to the Church Coordinating Council in 1993, Elder Boyd K. Packer identified three areas that pose a serious threat to the spiritual welfare to the members of the church. He said, “The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the […]

Why Don’t We Follow the Instructions?

I can’t help it. I cannot keep quiet. But I should preface this post with something reaffirming in an attempt to protect myself from some kind of backlash. I have a solid testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which fullness I believe one finds in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I […]

Why aren’t we outraged?

Why aren’t we outraged? Why aren’t women storming the capitol building? The Supreme Court? Why aren’t more women running for and being elected to office? The fight for equality for women has been going on for much longer than anyone can imagine. Movements for voting rights began in the US as far back as the […]

For or Against Female Ordination…Watch This!

In the following video, Kate Kelly of Ordain Women, blogger and author Julie M. Smith, and Neylan McBaine of the Mormon Women Project, discuss female ordination, Ordain Women, and recent events. These three women each present amazing perspectives. In a conversation that often gets got up in memes, straw men (and women), and trolls (see […]