Posts Tagged ‘ friendship ’

Advice to Mormons from a Non-Mormon

November 5, 2013
Advice to Mormons from a Non-Mormon

I had a different post prepared for today, but Mormon Heretic’s post about Mormons and proselyting reminded me of a book I just finished a couple months ago called To Mormons, With Love by Chrisy Ross.  She blogs here and gives a quick overview of her book here.  You can buy her book on Kindle […]

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Education, Faith, Freedom, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 26 Comments »

Facebook Feeding Frenzy: Scrumping and Other Status Trends

November 17, 2012
Facebook Feeding Frenzy:  Scrumping and Other Status Trends

What’s going on in Facebook this week?  I noted one other Facebook trend I hadn’t remarked on before, something I refer to as scrumping.  A former boss of mine, an Indian-British guy, told us about “scrumping” when he was a feckless youth in England.  He and friends would dare each other to steal apples from […]

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Facebook Feeding Frenzy: New Weekly Series

November 9, 2012
Facebook Feeding Frenzy:  New Weekly Series

I am a Facebook Ho, self-defined as someone with >500 Facebook friends.  Most of the status updates I see fall into the following categories:  proud parenting moments, political rants, food talk, Stuart Smalley style affirmations, and a few things actually worth reading. What are your friends saying this week?  Here are a few comments from […]

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Posted in Politics | 10 Comments »

The ABCs of Turning Friends Into Enemies

August 23, 2012
The ABCs of Turning Friends Into Enemies

While I think the virtual reality of public political discourse is probably beyond salvaging, we needn’t bring the bad behaviors we see there home to our families, friendships, or workplace, creating an us vs. them dynamic there. Crucial Conversations may provide a positive way to engage in healthy dialogue that creates a shared pool of meaning rather than alienating, baiting, and categorizing – the political tools of turning friends into enemies. (There is a poll embedded in the post)

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Posted in Morality, Politics, Reviews | 25 Comments »

What is intrinsically wrong with polygamy?

January 15, 2011
What is intrinsically wrong with polygamy?

Joseph Smith said, “Friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism.” A few years ago, Mark Brown inaugurated (kinda) his posting stint at By Common Consent with an article that elaborated on such. He wrote about a deeply structural difference to the way Mormons go about their church experience than do other religious […]

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