(RNS) — In General Conference, Mormon leader Quentin Cook spoke out against sexual abuse, but the language he used may have created more problems than it solved, says guest blogger Emily Jensen.
Elizabeth Smart and others are taking aim at rape culture within Mormonism and America -- and getting results.
Mette Harrison asks, "Could it be that our insistence on talking about male desire and female purity is leading to problems for married couples who do not know how to negotiate an equal sexual interaction?"
Elizabeth Smart did not lose faith, despite crushing circumstances. “The human spirit is resilient,” she says. “God made us so.”