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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Is God tired?

I was at the devotional Elder Holland spoke at recently and I’m so confused after hearing him say that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are tired about us pleading for help. I’ve dealt with clinical depression most of my life. And when I talk to my LDS counselor about feeling guilty that I add to [Read More…]

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News of BYU Rape Policies are Triggering Me….

About 10 years ago I was attending BYU-Provo and found myself in a situation where I had accepted an invitation to go to my date’s apartment.  We had been on several dates by this time, and I felt like I could trust him.  We ended up making out in his room, which I really liked [Read More…]

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Voices from Child Abuse Survivors – Day 1

For whatever reason, an article that was published by the Church in 2010 titled Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse reemerged on the LDS newsroom on February 1, making many believe this was a new release.  The Church is stating this was a technical glitch and not purposeful from their end.  Regardless, the [Read More…]

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Thought for the Day

“A man is trapped on one side of a fast-flowing river. Where he stands, there is great danger and uncertainty – but on the far side of the river, there is safety. But there is no bridge or ferry for crossing. So the man gathers logs, leaves, twigs, and vines and is able to fashion [Read More…]

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Thought for the Day

As the sculptor turns stone into statue, as the painter turns colors into art, as the pianist turns notes into music, so we can turn our passion and love into a dance to celebrate life. L. Challis Jensen [Read more…]

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Clarification is Deficient

The First Presidency came out with a ‘clarification’ letter today regarding the policies that were released last week. I see only two slight positives. 1. Less families/children will be affected. 2. Local authority will have more leeway to act (hopefully) appropriately by ignoring these policies all together.  But the fact remains that the policies are still [Read More…]

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Families Post #5

These stories are very personal and can be emotionally and psychologically triggering. Anonymous Last night I wrote my bishop explaining that my family would be taking a break from church due to the new policy. I then began to sob. I couldn’t push send, I made my husband do it. This hurts more and more [Read More…]

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Thought for the Day

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.   Carl Jung [Read more…]

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Thought for the Day

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.  John Muir Natasha Helfer Parker can be contacted at natashaparker.org. [Read more…]

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