Chrisy Ross

December 21, 2017 11:00 AM MST
We didn’t intend to be the only nonmembers in our ward. We knew we’d be in the religious minority when we moved to our small town in Utah County, Utah, in 2002, but we expected that minority to be more than two-ish percent.
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August 01, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
In Utah County it happens frequently—use of The Lingo. If a person looks remotely Mormon (appropriate skin coverage, no obvious consumption of contraband) the assumption is they’re LDS. I almost always fall into that category.
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March 21, 2013 04:26 AM MDT
I popped on Facebook one morning last week, and was excited to see that I had some notifications and a couple of messages. The first item I clicked on was an invitation to a friend’s daughter’s mission farewell. Sitting alone, I said, “Aw.” I’ve never met my friend’s daughter, so I was even more touched by the invite.
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October 03, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
On Tuesday, November 6, 1984, I was a freshman at the University of Texas in Austin, 18 years old, and excited to cast a vote in my first U.S. presidential election.
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May 02, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
There’s no shortage of pronouncements on what Mormons believe, ironically from people who aren’t members of the LDS Church; many who have skewed information. It has become evident that Mormonism is a trending topic and there is amplified interest in all things Mormon. This provides a great opportunity for members of the Church to set things straight.
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March 14, 2012 04:37 AM MDT
"Shun" is a four-letter word that continues to rear its head.
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February 16, 2012 06:04 AM MST
The number of LDS people who routinely offer anything they own—or know of someone else owning—to our family and other neighborhood and community members is countless. Something as simple as providing your neighbor a bay leaf, a pinch of cloves, an onion or eggs, we’ve all done. But I’ve witnessed the loan program span household items from a tablecloth, ladder, or small kitchen appliance to musical instruments, large appliances, and vacant homes of relatives. One of our neighbors offered us the use of their motor home—they even said we could take it to Mexico! We declined but were blown away by their sincerity.
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December 13, 2011 05:05 AM MST
(Don't forget to take our "To Mormons" poll here.)
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