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Mormon Journey Part 9: The Temple

by heather
For those who are reading this who may still be believers, let me say up front that I'm not going to reveal any signs or tokens, or anything that I promised not too. Anyone who is remotely inclined can google it to watch videos of the entire endowment ceremony or read transcripts, I don't need to share that here. However, some of this may still be uncomfortable, I know that it was for me. It never feels good to discover that you've been deceived. As a youth growing up in the LDS church, it was Read more [...]

Mormon Journey Part 8: Conversations, Young Womens and Rape Culture

by heather
At this point I was in a tail-spin, something that I think many who have lost their faith can identify with.  For those who are reading who still may be believers, I want you to know that it is a myth that the modern ex-Mormon left 'because they wanted to sin or they were offended'. I cried. I prayed. I fasted. I hardly slept. I read my scriptures and the Ensign like my life depended on it and cried some more. And I listened to dozens and dozens of pod casts. Everywhere I looked the things that Read more [...]

Quotes from January

by heather
“In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.”— Cicero “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source Read more [...]

Mormon Journey Part 7: The Shelf Cracks

by heather
I have always had many awkward and misshaped shelf items. Experiences I'd had that didn't fit into the gospel puzzle as I understood it. Experiences that I put on the metaphorical shelf because I couldn't find satisfying answers. Sometimes when it was relevant to the conversation I would bring up one of these experiences. And on more than one occasion the friend at the other end of the conversation would say "Heather, I have no idea how you have a testimony." Which always struck me as really Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: December 2013

by heather
What I have been up to: We had a blizzard. One co-worker said that she has lived here for 22 years and she has never seen a snow storm like that in St George. And not only did we get a snow storm, but the snow stuck around for more than a week. (In fact we still have some in patches in our yard weeks later.) Totally weird for St. George. But the kids enjoyed snow fights and building snow men. I got my neighbor gifts AND my Christmas cards out before Christmas. Wahoo!  (Well, most of them.) Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: November

by heather
What I've been up to: Thing 1 had a birthday. If you live in the St. George area, the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center is the best deal for you birthday party money. $65 gets you an hour and a half of swimming for 12 kids, plus a hot snack bar item, a drink, a balloon and a party favor for each child. The kids get some healthy activity and I don't have to worry about all of the stress that comes with hosting a children's party at my house. (You do however have to book at least 2 weeks in advance.) Respiratory Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: October 2013

by heather
What I have been up to: I made my son a sackboy costume for Halloween. When I was in high school my mom wanted me to take sewing. I opted for Spanish, anatomy and orchestra. I think in the long run those classes have served me well, but the week before Halloween I was really wishing that I had a better idea of what I was doing. However, it turned out descent and he loved it so much he wants to wear it next year for Halloween too. Visited some friends on the Wasatch front. :) I made Read more [...]

Quotes from October

by heather
Here's a few quotes I've come across in the past month that I really enjoyed. “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.”- Rebecca West "Speak your mind, even when your voice shakes."- Maggie Smith "It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going the wrong direction."- Diane Grant “Gay people are born into and belong to every Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: September 2013

by heather
What I've been up to: Homework! I'm having a love/hate relationship with it. I'm enjoying the challenge of school, but sometimes I get tired of so many hours in front of the computer. Ceder City Half Marathon- One of my favorite things to do is go on long runs with my husband. It is not one of his favorite things to do, but he is a good sport about it and comes anyway. Also this is just a beautiful canyon to run. We took our family camping at Goblin Valley. Lots of great hiking and Read more [...]

Quotes from September

by heather
“I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don't want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before 'thin'. And frankly, I'd rather they didn't give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather Read more [...]

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