In our culture, food is everywhere--at ward potlucks, after firesides, and at nearly every Church activity. So the question arises: is food the Mormon vice?
My name’s Jenny. I’m a Mormon. And I’m a chocoholic.
Let me tell you a story. From ages 11 to 22, I could have been classified as overweight. To be fair, I’m rather tall, so a lot of people never thought of me that way, but it was still true. And I can tell you right now why I was overweight: I love food! It’s still a love that I can’t resist. Basically I know that I will always have at least two things in my life: the gospel and a sweet-tooth.
But lately I’ve been pondering about my love of food—and I realized I’m not the only person out there who struggles with this. For some people, food is no big deal. For others (like me), it’s the biggest trial of their life. We Mormons are no different. We’re commanded to live the Word of Wisdom, and the commandment is pretty black and white about some things. No alcohol. No coffee. No tobacco. No tea. But it’s not completely black and white on everything. For example, there’s no specific part of the 89th section of the Doctrine and Covenants that tells me I can’t eat an entire pan of brownies. So is it ok if I do? (I confess nothing…)
If we have such good direction from the Lord on what we should put into our bodies, why does food often seem to be the vice for many of us Mormons? (Myself included.) It’s a question I really am curious about. Of course I don’t have the perfect answer, but I have a few theories:
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Which famous outdoorsman did Brigham Young get a few tips from?
Puns don't normally need a lot of attention, because a good pun is its own re-word (ha!). But these hilariously groan-worthy LDS and scriptural puns simply have to be shared. They're sure to leave you laughing!
Last week, we asked fans of our Facebook page to share their favorite LDS puns. From Knee-fights to lemonites and everywhere in between, these LDS puns are so bad--you might just call them puns of perdition--that you'll find yourself chuckling at how hilariously awful they are.
What do you call an alligator in a vest? An in-vest-igator!
King Lamoni thought Ammon was a rather disarming fellow.
It's no wonder none of the 2000 stripling warriors weren't hurt; they had Heal-a-man as their leader.
What is a vampire's least favorite church meeting? Stake conference.
From Mormon Link
We may think we know the singles in our ward—who they are, what makes them tick, what they want out of life, and how we can best meet their needs as members of our wards—but how often do we stop and ask our single friends and acquaintances to tell us in their own words what they’d like the rest of us to know about them?
As a single Latter-day Saint, church experiences are different from the “norm.” I took some time to talk with a dozen or so singles and former singles (particularly those who spent some real time being single past the age of 21) and invited them to tell the rest of us what they’d like us to know about their experience as singles in the Church.
Not surprisingly, I found the conversations eye-opening and enlightening, and some of the themes and opinions came up again and again. Read on to find out what LDS singles wish you knew.
1. No two singles are alike.
Generally speaking, we singles share in common the fact that we’re single and LDS. But beyond those two characteristics, we are each very much individuals with our own histories. Some singles have never married, some have married and divorced, and some are widowed. Some are college educated, and others are not. Some are lifetime members, and others are adult converts. Some have children, and others don’t. We have our own strengths and weaknesses, talents and interests, challenges and triumphs. We’re good at finding common ground with each other, but don’t assume that just because we’re single and LDS that we we think and act the same. We thrive on being valued as the individuals we truly are.