Zelophehad’s Daughters

Don’t Google “Mormon”

Posted by Ziff

My ward’s high councilman warned us recently not to Google “Mormon.”

Being a 30-something Single in the Church: Part IX, Dating Advice

Posted by Seraphine

I know I still owe the blog the rest of my engagement story, but I wrote this post awhile ago (last year), and I need to wrap up this series since I’m not actually going to be single much longer. In regards to the contents of this post, while I am now engaged, I still think there’s truth to […]

Going ExPat

Posted by Apame

I hope anyone who reads this can do it with an open, nonjudgmental eye.  Like Tirzah has felt in her recent posts, I’m a little nervous to be writing this out since I’m afraid others will react with pity, condemnation, disapproval, fear, or other manifestations of guilt-inducing negativity.  I became part of ZD because I […]

Mormonism and Eating Disorders, Part III: Thinking About My Religious Beliefs

Posted by Lynnette

In commenting, please respect the sensitive nature of this issue. And as is standard for eating disorder recovery discussion, do not use numbers in your comments (weight, calories, etc.)—any such numbers will be edited. Note: I originally posted this under the name “Tirzah.” Though my experiences at church have often been painful (as I described […]

In Defense of Labels

Posted by Lynnette

FMH has been having a fun conversation about the meaning of different Mormon labels. I think these kinds of conversations, about categorization and what it means, are definitely worth having. But almost inevitably in any such conversation, a contingent of people will argue that we should abandon labels altogether. To put it simply: I think […]

Phone Phobia

Posted by Lynnette

I have a smartphone that I love. Last Christmas, I betrayed my sister Elbereth at the last minute (we were planning to both get an iPhone4), and opted for a Nexus S. I morphed into an addict in no time at all; last week I forgot it one day, and found myself ridiculously anxious and […]

Mormonism and Eating Disorders, Part II: Church

Posted by Lynnette

In commenting, please respect the sensitive nature of this issue. And as is standard for eating disorder recovery discussion, do not use numbers in your comments (weight, calories, etc.)—any such numbers will be edited. Note: I originally posted this under the name “Tirzah.” I’ve found, unsurprisingly, that one of the more challenging aspects of recovering […]

Mormonism and Eating Disorders, Part I: Life with an ED

Posted by Lynnette

In commenting, please respect the sensitive nature of this issue. And as is standard for eating disorder recovery discussion, do not use numbers in your comments (weight, calories, etc.)—any such numbers will be edited. Note: I originally posted this under the name “Tirzah.” I’m never been afraid of airplanes. Spiders aren’t my favorite, but I […]