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.
"Mormons need to stop acting as if family is the only way to God," says guest blogger Mette Harrison. And if we're going to defend the family, we need to defend *all* kinds of families.
When this Mormon guest blogger was asked to rank various sins as a kid, she put drinking alcohol and coffee at the top -- ahead of murder and fornication. Dozens of church lessons in dietary legalism had already sunk in.
"I don’t know if my visiting teacher literally saved my life, but she very well may have," says novelist Mette Ivie Harrison. Now, she gets to return the favor.
"I honor my daughter’s choice to become an atheist," says guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison. "She has already taught me a lot in her life and I suspect she will teach me still more."
The funniest Mormon memoir, the wisest Dear Abby advice book, and the most gripping suspense novel: here are my picks for 7 game-changing Mormon books of 2014.
“For me, heaven is just as inconceivable without my friends as it is without my family,” says guest blogger Mette Harrison. “If Christ viewed friendship as one of the greatest loves, why wouldn’t we Mormons think the same?”
How do you respond when your kids don't want to be Mormon anymore? Guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison says her daughter doesn't need to be LDS to be righteous.
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?"