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March 22, 2011 | 24 comments

As every tween knows, a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another. Read more »

March 2011 FHEs

February 28, 2011 | 2 comments

Previous posts: January and February. Read more »

Polygamy, Again

February 22, 2011 | 50 comments

The real reason that polygamy was restored was to decrease the number of children each woman would have, which was necessary in order to Read more »

February 2011 FHEs

February 1, 2011 | 2 comments

See this for the introduction to this series. Read more »

The Failure that Was a Success: How My Son’s Losing the Spelling Bee Was One of the Proudest Moments of My Life

January 28, 2011 | 20 comments

A guest post from former guest blogger Eric Huntsman: Read more »

Reactions to Single, Female, Mormon, Alone

January 18, 2011 | 86 comments

So this column was definitely the digital equivalent of kicking over an anthill. Read more »

January 2011 FHEs

December 20, 2010 | 7 comments

FHEs have been somewhat pathetic in the Smith household of late; Read more »

A Mormon Image: Greater Love

December 17, 2010 | 15 comments
A Mormon Image:  Greater Love

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What the Smith Boys Said This Year

December 10, 2010 | 22 comments

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New Handbook Online

November 14, 2010 | 107 comments

Well, this will keep bloggers busy for a good long time. Read more »

Church Statement on Immigration

November 11, 2010 | 128 comments

This is interesting stuff. Read more »

Mormon Identity: Men and Women in the Church

November 5, 2010 | 92 comments

Go here and either listen to or read (I love transcripts! Thank you!) this episode and then return and report. Read more »

It’s That Time Again

November 4, 2010 | 30 comments

The time when it feels like I spend most of Gospel Doctrine translating the scriptures into modern English instead of actually teaching them. Read more »

My Testimony

October 13, 2010 | 61 comments

I thought I would ape this post. Read more »

Goodbye Satan, Hello World

October 12, 2010 | 59 comments

I don’t have any statistics for you, just a hunch that we now usually say “the world” where twenty or more years ago we would have said “Satan” or “the devil.” Read more »

An Open Letter to the Deseret News

October 11, 2010 | 68 comments

Your latest editorial shows a disturbing lack of integrity. Read more »

Kids, Conference

October 4, 2010 | 39 comments

I used to worry that my kids weren’t listening to a word of General Conference. Now I worry that my kids are listening to every single word of General Conference. Read more »

The Limits of Orthodoxy

August 31, 2010 | 28 comments

Apparently, you can’t say polygamy was not God’s will. But you can say that a male-only priesthood is not God’s will. Go figure. Read more »

Mormon Studies on Your eReader

July 24, 2010 | 21 comments

I got a Kindle a few weeks ago, and my affection for it is quickly approaching idolatry. But we aren’t going to talk about that right now; we’re going to talk about how to Mormon-Studies-geek out your ereader. Here’s what I have found so far; I expect you to add to the fun. Read more »

A New New Testament

July 4, 2010 | 18 comments

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but on more than one occasion, I have seriously considered stealing scriptures from the temple. Read more »

Eye Single

June 6, 2010 | 31 comments

A dear friend–who is a single, never-married, 40-something, extremely faithful LDS woman–emailed this to a few friends. I share it with her permission, having edited out identifying information: Read more »

Mormon Site Muzzles Members

May 21, 2010 | 34 comments

ST. GEORGE–AP–August 10, 2010– Verna Watkins sits on her threadbare couch clutching a wrinkled tissue. Between sobs, she says, “I consider it the most sacred spiritual experience of my life . . . when the Three Nephites–divine beings–helped me change the tire on my Suburban. I spent two hours writing the story up to post to my Church’s website, and later I found out that they wouldn’t approve it. My own Church rejected the event most important to my faith.” Ms. Watkins is one of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–commonly known as Mormons–who... Read more »

The End of An Era

May 20, 2010 | 31 comments

According to this, Mormon Doctrine will no longer be published. Read more »

Scouts, Again

May 18, 2010 | 101 comments

I know the relationship between the Church and BSA has been discussed to death in the bloggernacle, but I want to share two recent experiences anyway. Read more »