Zelophehad’s Daughters

Exponent Call for Submissions

Posted by ZD

Exponent II, we’re happy to see, is resuming publication this year. And they’re looking for submissions. So if you’ve been wanting to write something that has to do with the experience of Mormon women, here’s your chance: http://the-exponent.com/2010/01/22/announcement-exponent-ii-submissions-request/

Niblets Nominations

Posted by Seraphine

So, our blog is again on the quiet side (and I know that I’m not going to be putting up any more posts until I’m done with first semester grades and comments). Thus, I’m going to direct you all to the Niblets nominations thread over at Mormon Matters. You can look back through all the […]

Being a 30-something Single in the Church: Part IV, Family Wards

Posted by Seraphine

Since a lot of the discussion on my previous post focused on reasons singles feel alienated at church (as well as things that the church and members can do to make singles feel a bit less alienated), I thought I’d put up my first post directly on that topic–how to make singles feel more welcome […]

Being a 30-something Single in the Church: Part III, Marriage

Posted by Seraphine

I was going to do my law of chastity post next, but my reflections on that topic haven’t quite coalesced, so I’m going to go off in a slightly different direction and come back to that topic at a later date. I have never been married, so this post is not about being married. Instead, it’s about the fun […]

Heavenly Mother: Is This Line Secure? (or, the Heavenly Mother Catch-22)

Posted by Lynnette

The LDS church is often portrayed (and not without reason) as a highly authoritarian institution.  When the prophet speaks, you’re expected to listen.  But every Latter-day Saint knows that this comes with a significant caveat.  If you’re skeptical about something you hear, you can skip all intermediaries and go directly to God for your own […]

Being a 30-something Single in the Church: Part II, No Sex

Posted by Seraphine

Introductory note #1: I’ve changed the title of my series and taken out the word “woman.” While I’ll still be speaking from my personal experience as a woman in the church, I’m really hoping that single men will comment and share their experiences as well. Introductory note #2: This is not my post on the […]

What Is Priesthood?

Posted by Kiskilili

On the heavenly side, it’s the “eternal power and authority of God” whereby Creation itself was undertaken; on the earthly side, it’s the “authority to . . . act in [God’s] name.” All sorts of grandiose claims have flown quite naturally from the claim that priesthood is the power of God; after all, if priesthood holders’ blessings […]