There is beauty all around
when there’s love at home.
A house doesn’t make a home…
(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.
Friends, how can you cultivate love in YOUR home?
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.
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!
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).
“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).
Can’t really add anymore to that.
The commandments are for our benefit.
Obey them please!
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.
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)
So howzaboutcha go burn your stash of
learn to control your raging hormones,
and wait ’til ur married to get your freak on?!
More to come…
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?)….
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…
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.
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…