A key purpose of this site is to provide a place where people can share their thoughts and feelings about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Of course, this is so readers can enjoy different points of view and experiences from members of the Church, and can understand more about how our faith impacts our day-to-day lives. This is not a discussion-driven site, so each comment can be considered a sort of mini-post in and of itself.
One way to share your voice is to write something to answer this question: How does the gospel of Jesus Christ help you in your life? (To answer, click on the link and make a comment on that post.)
If you would like to share your thoughts, click on a topic below, and make a comment in the form provided. You can also just comment here on this page. Feel free to share experiences or insights, how the gospel (or elements of the gospel) have positively impacted your life, favorite scriptures and quotes (along with how and why they have impacted your life), etc. As Elder M. Russell Ballard has recently invited members: “Share your experiences – those from your own life – that show how your values and your faith intersect.” He gives some other ideas of what we can share:
[A]llow people to see how your beliefs lift and shape your life for the better. How does the gospel help you as a parent engage with your teens? How do your values encourage you to participate in civic affairs? How has your experience as a home or visiting teacher enlarged your compassion or care for the sick and needy? How has your Church life helped you to avoid such things as pornography and immorality? How have family councils or home evenings helped you resolve differences of opinion with members of your family? How has your experience in speaking in church helped you address large public groups? Where did you learn to respect and not to criticize other faiths? And so on.
This is a place, then, for you to share how your faith impacts your life.
While we know it is tempting, please do not share your thoughts about someone else’s thoughts. We want this to be a place where people can safely share their thoughts without fear of someone else’s analysis of those thoughts, and where each comment can be read independently.
If you are uncomfortable sharing your name, don’t worry! It’s not a requirement. You can use initials, first name only, something like ‘a sister from Florida’ or ‘a friend in Europe,’ or a screen name of your choice. Your email address is required by the software to process the comment, but email addresses do not appear on the site and will not be shared (unless you give us permission if someone wants to discuss something with you privately). Comments are moderated (we read each comment!) so they won’t show up immediately. Comments that we deem inappropriate, or comments that seek to critique or respond to others’ thoughts will be edited or deleted.
Please note also that we will remove links to personal or group blogs, so please do not include a web site URL when you comment. (But if you have something from your blog you would like to share, please feel free to send it via email as an original submission to be considered for inclusion on the site!)
Some of the posts right now are empty and are there simply to make sure there is a place for you to share your thoughts. (Don’t be afraid to be the first!) If there is a topic you don’t see here but would like to, or otherwise aren’t finding what you are looking for, feel free to send us an email at ‘mormonwoman’ AT ‘gmail’ DOT ‘com.’