The sun is out and spring is here! So you may want to have a few pairs of shorts on hand for the warmer days ahead.
As an extremely tall (nearly 6’1”) LDS female, I’ve personally experienced the horrors of trying to find shorts that actually go to my knees. I completely understand that what is long enough for one woman may look like short-shorts on another woman. (All too often I was that other woman!) And I confess, I actually made my favorite pair of knee-length shorts from an old pair of jeans that shrunk in the wash. (Awkward high-waters, anyone? No, thank you.)
My only disclaimer: we’ve all got different lengths of legs, so wear what works for you. And of course, modesty doesn't only mean our hemlines, but who we are inside as well. But let's be honest. It feels nice to enjoy some sun while staying modest at the same time.
So I’ve found the motherload of modest, knee-length shorts! It took some digging, but here it is. From Downeast Basics to Lane Bryant, we’ve got you covered. Literally.
What is it about The Princess Bride that Mormons love so much? The squeaky-clean humor? The undeniable romance? The R-O-U-S-es?
Image from IMDB.com
Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what—oh wait. Let me try again. The Pwincess Bwide. The Pwincess Bwide is what bwings us togevvah today.
As a culture, that tongue-in-cheek statement is really quite accurate. Nearly every Mormon loves The Princess Bride, and if they don’t love it, they’ve at least seen it. And I openly confess: I love it more than most Mormons. I don’t even remember the first time I saw it, but I can guarantee that it was definitely before I graduated from Primary. I might not be able to quote the entire movie word for word—but I’m pretty darn close.
If you're LDS chances are good you know someone who runs on "MST"--Mormon Standard time. But the idea of chronic tardiness to church events goes deeper than poor time management on the part of some members.
No matter where you live around the globe, as a Latter-day Saint, you probably know someone who runs on MST. No, I’m not talking “Mountain Standard Time” (which is actually the time zone of the Church Headquarters on Salt Lake City, Utah). I’m talking “Mormon Standard Time,” the apparent tendency for some members to arrive late to almost any church function, from sacrament meeting to mutual and more.
We know pornography is a threat for our sons, but what about our daughters? Pornography isn’t just a male problem, and it’s important we also know how our daughters are being targeted and how to protect them.
Near the end of my college career, I was living with a close friend. As we sat in the kitchen one night she said, “Sierra, I used to be addicted to pornography.”
I was floored.
I knew pornography was a problem, but I thought it was a male problem. And I know I’m not alone in this assumption. So much of what we hear about pornography focuses on protecting our sons, but pornography also affects our daughters—we can’t ignore that anymore.
When my husband admitted he was not physically attracted to me, I knew something had to change--just not what I thought.
This story came from the new book, Why I Don't Hide My Freckles Anymore: Perspectives on True Beauty. Reposted here with permission.
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Six months after our wedding, my husband and I gingerly approached a topic that was becoming obvious to both of us—he was not physically attracted to me.