While many Mormons are thrilled with the new policy allowing teenage boys to perform baptisms for the dead, guest blogger Emily Jensen points out that girls are, once again, an afterthought.
I can understand why it seems strange to non-Mormons that our holy garment is underwear, but to me that is exactly the most beautiful thing about it. What article of clothing could we choose that would be more profane, at the end of the day? What could be more tied to the messiness of being human?
A Mormon reader asks whether she should marry her Greek Orthodox boyfriend.
The overall argument that women (and children, and cats, and possibly guppies) can receive all the blessings of the priesthood just by having hands laid on their head and some lovely words spoken is, at best, only partially true. And without intending to, these sincere and well-meant justifications actually undermine the power of the priesthood.
Interfaith marriages now make up 36% of marriages in America. So why are Mormon interfaith marriages still so rare?