Mette Harrison just sat out a Mormon temple wedding for the first time in her adult life, remaining outside while the rest of her family celebrated a sealing ceremony within. Why does the LDS Church exclude so many loved ones from a couple's big day?
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At age nine, Mette Harrison made a conscious decision to masquerade as a boy as much as possible, mainly at school, because she hated being a girl. Specifically, she hated being a girl in the Mormon world.
(RNS) — In some ways, being Mormon is an advantage when coping with autism, and in other ways, Mormonism makes it harder, writes guest columnist Mette Harrison.
Mette Harrison's (mostly) Mormon family doesn't always have the most orthodox or predictable Family Home Evenings. But they're always interesting.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers 4 ways the idea of eternal families may not be good news for everyone -- especially when it's used as a tool to bludgeon the non-believing.
The LDS Church should revamp its system of allowing bishops to be alone with teenagers -- especially when it comes to asking questions about their sexual activity, says guest blogger Mette Harrison.
Utah leads the nation in multi-level marketing companies per capita, and many Mormons are heavily involved in MLM culture. Guest blogger Mette Harrison explores 10 reasons why.
Lehi's dream, says guest blogger Mette Harrison, shows how we learn about God’s love largely through the lens of the love of our family.
When you've left Mormonism but your family hasn't, can you still communicate with love? Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers 10 tips on reconnecting.
"I am learning how to be uncomfortable" in a Mormon fast, says guest blogger Mette Harrison. "I am learning that I don’t have to have answers or to feel spiritually ecstatic."
Seminary teacher Doug Christensen admits he's not a gamer and he doesn't Snap Chat -- but that doesn't mean he's oblivious to the needs of the Mormon teenagers he encounters every day.
Six things that Mette Harrison wishes her child's seminary teacher would do -- or stop doing -- to make the Mormon church a more hospitable place for teens.
"It seems unreasonable to expect children growing up in the Internet age to have no doubts about Mormonism," says Mette Harrison. But what should we tell them?
Mormonism is at its finest on a Saturday morning when the ward turns out to help someone move. "This is service in its raw form," writes guest blogger Mette Harrison. "It should always feel sacred."
From three straight hours of church to testimony meeting and girls' camp, Mormonism can sometimes be an introvert's nightmare, says guest blogger Mette Harrison.