Al Fox Carraway

November 05, 2018 05:00 PM MST
"I was sitting in a lesson at church and the teacher said that all people with tattoos are bad people." Unfortunately, this is the kind of email Latter-day Saint author Al Fox Carraway receives too often. But it also opens up room for discussion on how we should include all members, ink or no.
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July 18, 2018 01:56 PM MDT
Al was told in a priesthood blessing, right when we got married, that the temple should be our centerpiece. A centerpiece is pretty self-explanatory: it is placed in the center and everything else is placed and works around it. In that same blessing, we were told that we should have a picture of a temple in every room of our house, even the bathrooms, to help us be mindful of the temple when we weren’t inside its walls. With the help of Deseret Book and pass-along cards, we listened.
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By  LDS Living
February 01, 2018 05:59 PM MST
"An email I recently received said, 'I was sitting in a lesson at church and the teacher said that all people with tattoos are bad people.' I receive way too many emails like this—why?" Al Fox Carraway says in her latest vlog post.
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December 11, 2017 05:23 PM MST
"I hate that nickname, it's actually the worst," Al Fox Carraway a.k.a "The Tattooed Mormon" says in her recent interview with Apple News.
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By  LDS Living
August 04, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
Al Fox Carraway recently uploaded a video with Todd Reynolds, the designer of the Gospel Library app, to share five tips for enhancing your scripture study through the app. In the video, they address frequently asked questions and share quick tricks that will help improve your scripture study experience.
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By  LDS Living
June 28, 2017 02:41 PM MDT
Many who are born within a Mormon family wonder what their life might be like without the Church. But Al Fox Carraway knows. After all, she spent most of her life thinking she didn't need or want religion. But then, everything changed.
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By  LDS Living
June 19, 2017 02:26 PM MDT
Father's Day is a special time to remember and celebrate the good influence fathers and father figures can bring into our lives.
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By  LDS Living
April 29, 2017 01:08 PM MDT
It's easy to tease our dads or make them the butt end of a joke. After all, that's what we see the media doing on a daily basis. But recently, Al Fox Carraway noted on Facebook how this tendency completely misses the point of fatherhood:
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By  LDS Living
April 20, 2017 01:57 PM MDT
Stuart Edge and Al Fox Carraway teamed up to play a prank on people near Temple Square, one that involved a creepy baby and giving people flowers to help make their day.
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April 19, 2017 01:30 PM MDT
As Easter fades away, Al Fox Carraway shares the most beautiful message about what life would be like without Christ and why we need to remember Him and look to Him throughout the year.
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March 21, 2017 07:31 PM MDT
General conference is well on its way and members all over the world are preparing to hear counsel from a living prophet and general authorities of the Church—but are you prepared?
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By  LDS Living
March 17, 2017 02:34 PM MDT
As a famous LDS blogger, YouTuber, and public speaker, Al Fox Carraway has inspired many people with her powerful messages. But unfortunately, she has also seen the horrible online backlash and comments about everything from the way her eyebrows look to how everything she believes in is fake.
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By  LDS Living
March 10, 2017 06:50 PM MST
How well do you know your family history? With ancestry.com, anyone can find out what their heritage is, thanks to a DNA test.
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February 06, 2017 05:51 PM MST
Most of us have had those encounters with other members that leave us feeling miffed, to put it lightly.
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By  LDS Living
January 24, 2017 04:09 PM MST
As members of the Church, we are pretty much the experts when it comes to journals.
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January 16, 2017 04:00 PM MST
"I joined the Church, so I got baptized, and I lost everyone. And man, that hurt," Al Fox Carraway shares in a new video with LDS video blogger Robby Talbot.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2017 11:39 AM MST
When in search of "the one," there's almost no place some wouldn't go—including the promised land.
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Fun
December 20, 2016 08:32 PM MST
With Christmas just around the corner, some members have probably participated in a real-life Nativity or two this year.
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By  LDS Living
December 09, 2016 06:21 PM MST
At one point in her life, Al Fox Carraway lost all of her friends because she decided to join the LDS Church. Then later, when she had a marriage date set for the temple, her fiance told her he "knew he could find someone much better."
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November 21, 2016 10:00 PM MST
Everyone loves a good wedding photo, especially when it's backdropped by a beautiful temple. Check out these 10 wedding photos from famous Mormons:
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November 16, 2016 01:41 PM MST
Al Fox (now Al Fox Carraway) wasn’t looking for religion. In fact, when the missionaries tracted in to her while she was living in New York, she told them she would let them teach her only if they brought her a steak dinner, sure they wouldn’t follow through and she wouldn’t have to see them again.
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November 14, 2016 03:28 PM MST
No matter what is making you feel inadequate, small, and ugly, Al Fox Carraway shares one powerful piece of advice to help us overcome these feelings. In addition, she shares this sweet reminder:
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November 10, 2016 04:06 PM MST
Election day and the days that follow are always full of emotion.
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November 08, 2016 06:15 PM MST
Greg Trimble, a popular LDS blogger, recently wrote about his experience with James Curran, more popularly known as JamestheMormon.
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Fun
November 05, 2016 09:50 AM MDT
My mom made me wear a dress to the middle school spelling bee. It had pink flowers all over, a bow in the back, and puffy sleeves. I consented because—truth be told—I was totally psyched for this day. One of my favorite movies back then was a made-for-TV Disney film called The Girl Who Spelled Freedom, about a Cambodian refugee who overcame a lot to become a spelling champion (in a dressy outfit).
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September 19, 2016 04:31 PM MDT
I don’t tell anyone this, but I was engaged to a boy that I didn’t end up marrying. We had a date set in the temple and everything. He broke it off. He told me that he usually dates, “really skinny brunettes,” and that he, “knew he could find someone much better.”
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May 27, 2016 03:10 PM MDT
We’re expecting our second child any day now! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days looking forward to this pregnancy being over. I can’t count all the different parts of my body that ache so badly . . .
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April 01, 2016 10:00 PM MDT
Recently the Instagram account @BofM365 extended the #PhotoBofM challenge to their 95K followers. The goal for this challenge is to flood Instagram with touching testimonies of the Book of Mormon. Al Fox Carraway and hundreds of other Instagrammers have already joined in sharing their testimonies. If you'd like to join in, just follow these three simple steps:
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March 29, 2016 03:30 PM MDT
Al Fox Carraway recently shared these nine simple ways we can get the most out of our general conference weekend, and we need to start now!
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March 15, 2016 01:45 PM MDT
You want to follow God's will, but what is that exactly? How can we tell our thoughts from the Spirit's promptings? How do we know what's best, not just good? Al Fox Carraway, known as the "Tattooed Mormon," answered all of these questions in her latest blog post.
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January 12, 2016 03:59 PM MST
Yesterday on Facebook, Al Fox Carraway posted a picture of herself wearing a t-shirt with "I'm so pregnant" written in bold letters across the front.
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January 10, 2016 10:15 PM MST
We love Al Fox Carraway and her amazing conversion story. Read here for a glimpse of what life was like for her as a young, new convert, and check out her new book More Than the Tattooed Mormon for more.
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November 25, 2015 09:28 PM MST
While in Utah for a book tour for her autobiography More than the Tattooed Mormon: The Story of Al Carraway, Al Fox Carraway got together with her good friend James the Mormon to create this fun video about Thanksgiving traditions.
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November 17, 2015 08:37 PM MST
I absolutely do not like the nickname “the Tattooed Mormon.” I would never call myself that and prefer that others would not refer to me as that either. (But I promise I won't get mad at you, either haha). I think talking about what is on my skin is completely irrelevant to where I am now in life and what I want the focus of my efforts to on—how real and incredible the gospel is and how to use it in our lives. (And also the small detail that I got them when I was not a member).
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April 22, 2015 12:32 PM MDT
Saying "I'm not judging, but..." IS judging and is SO hurtful and destructive to even the "strongest" of people. Never will there be a single reason that justifies negativity towards anyone, especially those you don't know, even if you are “ just saying." Please, think before commenting, and if this is something you struggle with, please help by not commenting at all. The adversary is on all of us enough as it is, let’s not add any more weight to someone’s day and self-worth.
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March 10, 2015 06:50 PM MDT
Several LDS celebrities are among the first contributors to a new faith-based publishing company: Dreamling Books.
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February 13, 2015 11:48 AM MST
It was a long and incredibly lonely time before I would even be considered for a date, mostly because guys couldn’t get past my appearance. And that was really hard, just barely moving to Utah against my will (but following God’s), being in a new place, not knowing what I was supposed to do there and feeling absolutely and completely alone. (No, not just because of the lack of boys, but in general and in every way you could probably think of). Guys my age were looking for temple worthy girls, however, I didn’t exactly look temple worthy, that they didn’t even speak to me.
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November 05, 2014 07:27 PM MST
Exactly two years ago to the day, I went to the Provo Temple and got endowed. It wasn't because I was going on a mission, and it wasn't because I was getting married, (not saying those aren't awesome and just as important reasons, just as long as you're going for you and for the right reasons) I went because I wanted to go on my own, I went because it was individually really important to me. I went because I wanted to be closer to God and strengthen my relationship with Him. Two weeks later, I became an ordinance worker. Since then, and aside from the nights I worked there, I have been to the temple at least every week since this day two years ago. I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. But there are plenty of those who have not yet been and have questions about it. Here are my responses.
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July 07, 2014 02:32 PM MDT
For the past few years I felt I had a great relationship with God and finally had a pretty good idea of who He is. But, it wasn't until my wife got pregnant, and mainly it wasn't until my wife was in labor that I really started to understand who God really is. Seeing my beautiful baby be born I have a better idea who God is then I have ever before. . . .
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April 09, 2013 04:59 AM MDT
Al Fox wasn’t looking for religion. In fact, when the missionaries tracted in to her while she was living in New York, she told them she would let them teach her only if they brought her a steak dinner, sure they wouldn’t follow through and she wouldn’t have to see them again.
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