Tag: Mormon Culture

TMI Friday: Mormon Beauty, Modesty, and Shame

Sometimes you feel something, but it’s not an appropriate time to say it. For me, I tend to keep my mouth shut (literally), bring it up on Twitter, and then talk about it on my blog later. Now it’s time to talk. Today’s topic: Modesty. There have been many talks, articles, blog posts, and firesides […]

Culture

Wearing Pants To Church On Sunday

mormons pants on sunday

I’m a Mormon. Did you know that? Although I’ve been a member of the Church for my entire life, many people have said that this surprises them. While  I dress modestly, avoid coffee and alcohol, go to church almost every Sunday, live in Utah, and refrain from swearing (usually), I’m used to getting a startled […]

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Self-Less – Thoughts on Service and Depression in Mormon Culture

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 My whole life, I have been taught of the value of selfless service. If you are ever struggling with yourself, find someone to serve and it will help your situation not seem so bleak. It is important to show compassion; to […]

Health

The Twilight Years

Twilight Years from Tom on Vimeo. For all you Twi-hard YSA’s that are reaching that “cut off point” soon…or who have been that age for a while. 18 and 33…can their worlds collide? “You don’t have roommates. You propose impossibly fast. You got your mission call from Howard W. Hunter. I know what you are.” […]

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CTR 6 Class…take 3!

About a month ago, I was called to teach the CTR-6 class in our new ward. I laughed pretty hard…I taught the CTR-6’s in the La Verne 2nd and Balmoral Wards…and those callings were the ones I left the wards with. I was getting the RS teacher vibe…so I was surprised to get called to […]

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Farewell to my stylin’ Friend

Yesterday, the beauty item of my affection passed away on my bathroom counter. This flat iron is the most wonderful one I’ve ever owned, the Ping Magic Ionic Digital Iron. I bought it from Ulta last year for an amazing price…normally $180, on clearance for $35!!! Add in the 20% off coupon I brought with […]

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