Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mormon blogs

I've been reading some really interesting blogs lately. The most entertaining one is called Feminist Mormon Housewives. Maybe entertaining isn't the right word but it is very interesting. I wouldn't classify myself as a feminist but I am a Mormon and a housewife and I do have feminist leanings in a conservative sense of the word. The regular contributors of the blog are faithful LDS women who are feminists, politically liberal, and find themselves feeling very different from others at church. Reading this blog has been an eye-opening experience for me. It's reminded me that we are not all cut from the same mold, that not every faithful LDS member looks and acts just like another. The church is growing so much that it is impossible, unnecessary, and even wrong for us all to be the typical Molly Mormon or Peter Priesthood. I don't agree with a lot of what is said in the discussions on fMh but it has helped me take a look at my own faith and the motivations behind my own actions.

There are a lot more Mormon blogs the I've explored a little but fMh is the one I read the most of. If you visit, I'd like to hear what you think.


Kristyn said...

That is interesting and I agree with you that we are not all from the same mold but tend to judge others for a little bit different views on things. We had a friend in MO that her husband had a big job with the Republican party in the State House of Representatives. But she and another friend used to say the meanest things seemingly to label all democrats in a certain way. It used to make me so mad because I know a lot of really good people that are democrats (a few being Grandad and President Faust). Anyway, that just reminded me of this and is a good reminder to me to be more open and accepting of others even if I don't always agree with them.

Anna Maria Junus said...

I found your blog by looking up lds women.

As for the feminist Mormon Housewives blog, I don't necessarily agree with everything, but neither do they. They all have different opinions. Which I like.

It's nice to be able to say something that you wouldn't dare say in RS or another church meeting, not because it's incorrect, but because it's not part of the standard teachings.

Creating controversy is not a good thing at church, but doing so on the internet is fine.

Anna Maria Junus said...

By the way, you're blog is very pretty.

Becca said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! It was fun seeing you the other day-thanks for coming!

Tamara said...

I totally agree. Being outside of Utah/Idaho, I tend to run into many different people in the church and I really enjoy not being the same "mold." Just because some mothers work or are democrat or whatever that is not typically the norm doesn't mean tha they are not faithful or have a testimony. They are good people too.