Lots of internet Mormons go through a crisis of faith. What is that like?
Profile: Hawkgrrrl has been blogging since March 2008 and has published over 140 opinion pieces at Mormon Matters. She is a married mother of three and a business executive. She enjoys oil painting, reading, theater, and international travel.
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In keeping with the spirit of Jake’s post this Sunday, I wanted to add another perspective and expound on what may be happening behind the scenes. In December, I published a post at By Common Consent, “Don’t Let’s Ask for the Moon. We Have the Stars,” explaining why I didn’t participate in Ordain Women, although […]
There are two interesting trends in missionary work right now: 1) more missionaries of both sexes are putting in their papers to serve now that the lower age requirement enables some to go who might otherwise not go, and 2) many western countries are in the grip of an obesity epidemic, with a rising average […]
A recent study shows the different conspiracy theories espoused by the two US political parties. While belief in these conspiracies isn’t restricted to partisan lines, there is a marked tendency for each camp to go one way or the other. First, there were some statistics on things voters believe in general: 51% believe that there […]
We recently had the missionaries over for dinner, one of whom is a convert from Brazil. He shared a funny language mix-up he had. In Portuguese as many other languages, nouns have a gender assignation, which is why Italians say things like: ”The boat, she is sinking!” before they grab a taxi and flee the […]
I recently finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. In the book, she talks about several things we can do to help women truly achieve their potential and to help men and women within their personal lives and in the workplace be more equal and personally satisfied. This list includes things like: As women “lean […]
It is common for westerners in India to be amazed at the utter chaos and yet the seemingly laissez-faire attitude of the Indian drivers. One of our Indian drivers remarked about the traffic: ”In India, nothing is impossible because I-M-Possible.” He chortled over his cleverness, and repeated that saying many times in our nine day […]
Whether you’ve been an investigator or are just a Mormon who doesn’t live in a complete Mormon bubble, you’ve doubtless discovered that some words we use are used differently by others. There are many different reasons for this. Sometimes we simply are using words, particularly religious words, that are commonly used in other faiths, but when […]
The Deseret News posted an interesting article about a father (Mackintosh, right) who didn’t like the shorts his daughter was wearing, so he cut some of his own pants to mimic hers and wore them in public.  This act was sufficiently lauded to be featured in the Deseret News, but then it also got […]
Are we becoming hypersensitive to racism in the US? Will our perspectives be viewed as racist by future generations the older we get as those views of prior generations appear to us? Singapore practices what I would call “institutionalized racism.” There is a hierarchy within the races in the country, and some races are given […]