Tone Does Need to Change

Today’s guest post is written by Lori Bolland Embree. Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the positions of the blog’s author.   Lori Bolland Embree is from Parker, Idaho, raised by a Lutheran father and an LDS mother. She was a high school teacher and debate coach for many years, and now teaches [Read More…]

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Crisis Facing our LGBTQ+ Members

I don’t want to use triggering or sensational language at a time like we are currently facing within the LDS community.  So I use the term crisis, because it is so. The LDS community lost three LGBT youth members and one LGBT young adult member to death by suicide just this week.  There was also [Read More…]

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A Not-A-Mother’s Thoughts For Mother’s Day

Today’s guest post is written by Janell Jensen Gehmlich and is a slightly edited copy of a sacrament meeting talk she was asked to give on Mother’s Day. The original can be found on Childless Mormon Support: Helping Childless LDS Women Find their Place in this World. Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the [Read More…]

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Spiritual Thoughts for Victims

In light of all of the news stories that have been circulating – and how difficult it must be for many of our own wounded members who have been affected by the criminal travesties of sexual assault to read through the articles, relive some of their own experiences and often, see very hurtful comments (even [Read More…]

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4 Bullies to Avoid During the Holidays

The Holiday season can be a mixed bag for sure when it comes to our mental and spiritual health. It’s a time many look forward to and gather with loved ones remembering cherished memories – and focusing on spiritual meaning.  It can also be a time full of stress, financial worries, loneliness and exacerbated grief [Read More…]

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I’m dating and my kids saw us kissing…

I’m a widow and have started dating this great guy who my kids just adore. We’ve been dating since the summer and my kids see our affection – holding hands, hugging, rubbing backs. One of the kids caught us giving a quick peck on the lips. The word got out among the kids and they [Read More…]

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Spiritual Thought

It is sad to see so many of our fold officially resigning from the Church in response to the recent policy changes in regards to LGBTQ members. I understand and respect that for many this is a move towards boundaries and safety that are necessary for their relational, spiritual and mental health.  I also see [Read More…]

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Families Post #4

These stories are very personal and can be emotionally and psychologically triggering. Alyssa Carlson Paquette I’m at work today, and barely able to concentrate. This is the first day our 12yo son is *finally* back at our home, after his usual week at his (gay) mom’s home. He made it halfway through school before he [Read More…]

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Families Post #3

These stories are very personal and can be emotionally and psychologically triggering. Posted Anonymously My ex has decided to take me to court to take my kids away. This all came about after the policy change. I’m gay and we divorced several years ago.  Up until this past weekend, we were getting along well.   [Read More…]

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Churches that Abuse

Ronald Enroth is a Christian sociologist who has written much about religious movements – in particular when churches cross the line into what would be considered cult-like behavior.  In Churches That Abuse Enroth identifies five categories: Authority and Power – abusive groups misuse and distort the concept of spiritual authority. Abuse arises when leaders of a [Read More…]

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