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Love at Home.

There is beauty all around

when there’s love at home.

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A house doesn’t make a home…

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(Love makes a home)

And did you know that there was a recent LDS conference address that specifically addresses the unique experiences and challenges of single parents?  It was given by this cool Scottish guy who was himself raised in a single-parent home.  I hadn’t heard anything like it before nor have I since.  Check it out!

Read here.  (It’s a good one!)

(Speaking to single parents:) “[p]lease never feel that you are in some kind of second-tier subcategory of Church membership, somehow less entitled to the Lord’s blessings than others.

      In the kingdom of God there are no second-class citizens.

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Friends, how can you cultivate love in YOUR home?

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Mormon women posing nude?! Come on ya’ll, that’s super crude!

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There is a new photography collection by artist Katrina Barker Anderson of Mormon women posing nude (google at your own risk, which some of you will because you’re pervs).  It’s done in the name of the women reclaiming themselves from a culture of shame about their bodies.  Come on, ya’ll.  I know you have good intentions, but that is ridiculous.  Posing NAKED?!  How are your children gonna feel knowing there are naked pictures of their mothers online? (hint: super awkward).  Listen, the female body is beautiful and divine.  Yes, throughout history there has been shaming of women’s bodies and sexuality.  These types of behaviors and attitudes are unacceptable.  But that does NOT mean ya gotta show us all you got!  Because it’s sacred, keep it covered (except for yourself and for your husband, who will totally love it!).  Not because it’s ugly or shameful, but because it’s personal!  Goolly, this REALLY is inappropriate (understatement).  Go on and say I’m judgmental if you’d like.  Some of you undoubtedly will, and that’s ok.  But an exhibit of Mormon women posing naked?  No way, Jose.  I’m not saying it’s pornography, but I AM saying that it’s extremely inappropriate.

Oh, and if any men deem this collection to be wrong, the artist and her models will cry of oppressive patriarchy.  So take it from a fellow Mormon woman:

                            PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!

And when in recent history has something good coming of posing nude? Pretty much NEVER.  Some of you might say, “but it’s art!”  That’s a slippery slope, and I really believe we’d all do well to avoid it.  Taking naked pictures of yourself is never a good idea, ESPECIALLY in our digital age.

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You can be pretty and feminine and STILL keep your clothes on.  I am living proof of that 🙂

(hope that doesn’t sound too terribly cocky!)

Mormon women posing nude?

Come on ya’ll, that’s SUPER crude!

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

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Concerning the topic of AIDS/HIV:

Concerning the issue of HIV/ AIDS:  “We, with others, hope that discoveries will make possible both prevention and healing from this dread affliction. But regardless of such discoveries, the observance of one clearly understandable and divinely given rule would do more than all else to check this epidemic. That is chastity before marriage and total fidelity [in] marriage.” -Gordon Hinckley (said in 1987).

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“Having said this, I desire now to say with emphasis that our concern for the bitter fruit of sin is coupled with Christlike sympathy for its victims, innocent or culpable… We should reach out with kindness and comfort to the afflicted, ministering to their needs and assisting them with their problems.”

-Gordon B Hinckley (LDS Church President/Prophet 1995-2008).

Wow.

Can’t really add anymore to that.

The commandments are for our benefit.

Obey them please!

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I used to think that most people who cohabitated (lived together without being married) were bad people.

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I do not think that anymore.

Still believe strongly in chastity!

Still believe that people should wait to live together (and all that implies :)) ’til after they are married.

In Spanish, “casarse” means “to get married.”  “Casa” means house.  So to live together in the same house means you are married!

With today’s high divorce rates and broken families, I understand why some people would be hesitant to commit to marriage, thus delaying it, or even avoiding it altogether.

Ironically, statistical evidence has repeatedly shown that people who cohabitate are actually MORE likely to get divorced (and have other problems as well)

More to come on these ideas.

Much more.

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Ok, I know this is probz asking waaaaaaay too much,

 but seriously our world would be SO MUCH BETTER

if everyone just obeyed the freakin’ law of chastity!

(waiting til you’re married to have sex)

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So howzaboutcha go burn your stash of Playboys,

learn to control your raging hormones,

and wait ’til ur married to get your freak on?!

Sheesh.

More to come…

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Pay Day!

Explore More Issues Here:

1)  Line of Propriety

2)  Sunburn stuff

3)  Bad hair day means good writing day!

4)  Bragging?  Guilty.  YOU WOULD TOO!

Oh, and by the way, I was singing a version of a John Mayer song (SHOCKING, right?)….

Lyrics here. 

The song is VERY interesting.  The melody/guitar itself is hauntingly beautiful, but the words are contradicting the story-teller’s true convictions (unreliable narrators are FASCINATING).  You see, Johnny is lonely and trying to convince himself that he can engage in self-destructive behaviors (drugs, women, etc.) and it won’t effect him.  Sad.

Have done my own version of “Who Says.”  And I will DEFINITELY include it soon…

But Back to the Benjamins:

Laughing all the way to the bank…

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PS.  The check wasn’t for a ton.  And also it will not even begin to cover the costs of medical expenses I will incur from the pending thunderbolt of blasphemy I will shortly receive due to my comparing myself to Brad Paisley.

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1,000 Reasons to Say NO!!!! (to a dumb gray book)

And though there are obviously a lot of people reading that filthy book, there are ALSO young people who know better:

And back to the book.  Let me just say:

*I did not read it

*I will not read it

*I believe in free speech

*sin is sin

*Jesus loves everyone

*you sow what you reap

*I could go on and on and on and on

*I will in other posts

If you believe what I am saying here, please pass this along.  Or better yet, CREATE YOUR OWN REVIEW!

and maybe wear some mascara even though I didn’t…

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Would you rather your kids hear about sex from YOU (presumably a responsible adult), or from some punk scoundrels in a locker room that smells like spoiled cottage cheese?!

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(trick question, kinda…)

Seriously though.  Yah, it can be totez awkward.  But avoiding it is worse.    And let me tell you, there is NO LIMIT to the dirty little secrets/ videos/ “tips” these days with the technology that is rampantly available.  And without your help, your kids will find them, and maybe even use them in a way that can and will hurt themselves, and others, not to mention breaking your heart in the process.  So it’s time for you (and all of us) to Be a (Wo)Man!  And talk about S-E-X.

Read text here:

“Mothers, teach your daughters the importance of the temple…

This means talking to [them] about sexual matters.”

And, yes the talk is for women.  Yes it’s from a man.  But if you are thinking there’s some misogynistic thing going here, you are dead wrong.

These principles are gender neutral.

Maybe you are too

Also, I bolded the part about sex.  That was a little weird.

(call to action, Katherine.  Kaction!)

So hop to it!

Off this computer right now.

Go have the sexy talk (if your kids are old enough, of course).

Say a little prayer first to help you not be nervous or weirded out

and also to say the right thing(s)

And wear something modest please 🙂

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PS.  I still don’t love the memories of the birds and the bees talk with my parents. 

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T-Swizzle’s SNL alter-ego doesn’t either

(it’s clean enough for Taylor to do it, for Katherine to include it on this blog, and also to appear on the same post as Elder Ballard in case you are wondering..):

(sorry the quality is not that great)

PPS.  I am NOT anxiously awaiting that talk with my own children (or nieces/nephews/young women).  But not totally dreading it anymore either….

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Some Mansions

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are better than others.

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Hugh Hefner is not a hero.  He is a ZERO.  He is not someone to be admired.  He is a sad, ugly old man who has made millions from an industry that has destroyed relationships, lives, jobs, freedom, confidence, health, and happiness.  Total loser, if you ask me.

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Plus, his red plush robe only makes him look more like the devil,

AND emphasizes his blood-shot eyes and blotchy complexion.

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And ya’ll know how much I love free speech, but don’t even try to go there with me on this one because I will PULVERIZE every claim you make.  That’s how good I am 🙂  And that’s how bad pornography is.  So let’s hear what real men think of it:

Don’t care about/believe in religion/God/prophets?  This guy doesn’t talk about it:

And neither does this girl:

Pornography is terrible in every way possible!  It’s not sexy.  It’s not hot.  It causes abuse.  It degrades something sacred.  It it highly linked to drug use, depression, crime, and other problems.  Bourne Ultimatum?  I wish we could make it the PORN Ultimatum!  But until then, we just have to try our very best to control ourselves and keep this trash out of our lives in every way possible.  Sound good?  Peeeeeerfect.

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But back to mansions, if we Stay out of the Smut that Satan Spreads, we can party it up at this one!

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In my Father’s House are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you.

~John 14:2

(and for further reading, I also write about chastity/purity/sex/temples here)

PS.  Think I’ve covered all my bases, ya’ll.  And I don’t even play sports.

PPS.  If you are involved in pornography, there is hope, both professional and spiritual.  Keep fightin’

PPPS.  Even Mr. Hefner could repent through the Atonement.

still considering law school…

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A phrase I do NOT like:

“My body is a temple, and YOU don’t have a recommend.”

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Another phrase twist with a specific Mormon flare.  But I ain’t diggin’ this one.  It seems too sexual, too arrogant, too exclusionary (particularly in relation to LDS temples) and too literal.  I believe in chastity, but don’t think we need to talk about it in a suggestive way, know what I’m sayin’?  There’s gotta be a way to express our views on modesty/virtue WITHOUT doing that kind of thing.

The English teacher in me has to ask, “Do you agree.  Why or why not?”

PS.  I suppose this post is a bit hypocritical since I DID write one comparing Mormon temples to sex/chastity.  But it’s more classy, I think 🙂

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A new friend, a compliment, and an answered question all in one blog post-TRIPLE WHAMMY!

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This is Alan (he is very good looking and gave me permission to use his name, but asked to not have his picture included).  He is a new friend who lives with his sister and brother-in-law here in Utah having recently moved from Long Beach, California.  I don’t know him very well yet, but I can tell he is a good man who respects women, works hard, and is seeking truth.  Alan is currently investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I ain”t gonna hide the fact that I hope he joins, but whatever he decides, I am glad to have a new friend!  Oh, and he sent me the following in an email.  Totes made this girl’s day!

hey katherine it was really good meeting you yesterday. i didnt have time to read all of your blogs but i did get a chance to read the one about sex and the temple and ill say it did answer alot of my question. i didnt know it was that sacred. ill view more of your blogs when i have more time. you a very talented individual and i hope you succeed in your blogs. hope your day goes well.

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Oh, and Alan’s sister is into eyelashes, too.  Love this family already 🙂

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It’s not about the nail….or about this video:

I am not livid at this video.  I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages.  It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention.   Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…

However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant.  Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.

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Singing songs about potentially unflattering subjects and STILL making great music…

(can’t choose a version)

AWESOME!

Read Lyrics Here: 

PS  I appreciate these songs for their honesty and even finding gentle humor in controversy.  However, I’m not into music that glorifies certain things, say immorality, drugs, violence, or suicide.  Fine line of propriety again.

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That time that Andy Grammer kindly and tactfully squashed a TWSS joke at his concert…

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That’s a true man right there.

Andy, no wonder I haven’t forgotten about that kiss that rocked my world…

Readers!

1)  How do YOU react to TWSS jokes (or even opportunities to make them yourself)?

2)  Would you follow Elder Christofferson’s advice and be as awesome as Mr. Grammer was?

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*And just so you know, whoever kisses Ms. Katherine has to be just as cool in this regard…

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She’s Got a Way

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She’s got a light around her

and everywhere she goes a million dreams of love surround her.

Yes, have seen the Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out.”  It was good until the kinky dancing started (during this song if I remember correctly), and we all felt REALLY uncomfortable.  I’m all for the first amendment and the freedom of speech AND the freedom of dance, but keep your moves clean, ya’ll!

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The glorious fusion of skinny-dipping and complete privacy/chastity….

NOTHIN’ BETTER THAN THAT!

And no, no picture this time.  Temple recommend/employer-friendly/grandmothers reading, that kind of thing.  Plus I don’t have any and do NOT want to google that, know what I mean?

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Mixed Messages

The media today gives us a lot of mixed messages about sex,

I like the following clip because it perfectly captures the humor in the contradictions of things we hear and are taught on the subject matter:

but I  believe that there are inspired leaders who can teach us truths about controversial and difficult subjects,

read here!

and also that there are still young people today who believe in chastity. 

Wanna know more or have any input on the subject?  Hit me up.  Dead serious.

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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My Fan Video to Andy Grammer

Remember when I got a little kiss from Andy Grammer?  Well I worked REALLY hard for the opportunity to get those meet-and-greet passes.  I even had to do this.  And yes, I am confident enough to share:

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I often fear that I will never love a man

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as much as I love all the goodness that IS Natasha Bedingfield.

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and I don’t mean that in a kinky way.  I’m no homophobe, but I’m totes straight.  Plus she’s married, anyway.

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Controversy can overshadow talent and achievement….

There are SOOOO many examples of this, but here are just a few:

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1)  Kanye West- (um, Taylor Swift incident, anyone?)

2)  Eminem (If CNN has a top 10, that’s pretty bad Marshall)

3)  John Mayer (You know I love you Johnny, but don’t be spilling your secrets about women! Plus, chastity is where it’s at, anyways.)

And countless, countless others.  These people are often UNBELIEVABLY GIFTED, but when they get brought up in conversation, unfortunately that all often just gets forgotten because of mistakes they’ve made.

Just one more reason to keep my clothes modest.  That and I haven’t hit the gym in a while.

PS.  I do believe in repentance and redemption.  I do.

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In case you thought I was just trying to be cute…

by occasionally comparing myself to Miss Carrie Bradshaw, let me present proof that I am not the only one who has made the connection:

Oh, except I’m totes about chastity.  Check it stat:

or read it here: 

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Just enough sexual tension to make it interesting…

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but not enough to make it inappropriate or uncomfortable.

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 I am Mormon, woman, and human, and the order of those 3 things sometimes changes.  And I want to be honest but not obscene.  There is nothing on this blog that I wouldn’t want an employer to see.  Or my mom.  There is nothing that I believe could compromise my temple recommend.  And still I bare my soul.  But it seems to be working out okay because I keep getting more and more followers 🙂

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Yo Jay, there’s a difference between “Giving Up,” and “Moving On.”

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High-time you learned.  Plus adultery ain’t that great.

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Paparazzi won’t have nothin’ on me!

The paparazzi can be cruel.

They have the ability to catch celebs at their worst and share it with the world.

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But when it comes to me, I’m not too worried.  I don’t smoke, drink, or fool around.  You ain’t gonna catch me stumbling out of a club at 3 am.  And I’m not into the whole anger/violence thing/profanity, either.  Plus, I already post worse pictures of myself than any photographer could ever catch.

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So there’s just one thing more ya’ll need to know:

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Just at least let me put my makeup on first.

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“Some things you shouldn’t get too good at.  Like crying, lying and celebrity.”

~U2

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