Sunday in Outer Blogness: Response edition

The big news this week is that Kate Kelly has appealed her excommunication. In her appeal, Kate wrote: I am, and have always been, a faithful Mormon. My only “sin” elucidated by you has been speaking my mind and pushing for gender equality in the Church. Far from being wrong, I believe I am following […]

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Toxic Perfectionism

Evidently some mormon women suffer from toxic perfectionism. So on top of being the angel in the home, they are trying to be too perfect; keep a spotless home, cook a scrumptious, frugal, healthy meal, raise perfectly coiffed children. It’s not only mormon women who suffer from unrealistic expectations (of course) – Jerry Hall quipped: […]

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Sunday in Outer Blogness: Ordination edition

chanson is on vacation this week, so I’m going to attempt Sunday in Outer Blogness. On the faithful side of outer blogness, things have been astir about female ordination.  Not surprisingly, many faithful mormons disagree about this issue. Considering the last time feminists called for female ordination they were excommunicated, my hope is that this […]

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Christmas Eve Service

Some years ago, I attended a Christmas Eve service with my grandmother. She converted to Mormonism as an adult, and was raised in a more traditional/ritual religion (Ukrainian Orthodox). It’s a religion where they make a big deal out of Christmas Eve. She liked attending services of other churches on Christmas Eve.  She loved the […]

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The Happiness Factor

Over the years, I’ve watched former mormon blogs come and go. And posters on various former mormon boards join and leave. (Kiley recently talked about it here). From what I can discern, there appears to be a cycle that some former mormons run through. At first there can be a lot of emotions; hurt, betrayal, […]

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