Salt Lake School of the Prophets, 1867-1883
Hardcover ISBN: 1560852348
Ministerial training was an early goal of Mormonism. The priesthood-led institution called the School of the Prophets, established in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1833, was basically a divinity school for prospective missionaries. However, topics of study included, instead of prophecy and revelation, penmanship, English grammar, arithmetic, philosophy, literature, government, geography, and history. For seven weeks there was even a course in Hebrew, but it was discontinued. Still, it was in this setting that Joseph Smith received his revelation on diet and health and some of the spiritual manifestations associated with the Kirtland temple dedication. Brigham Young re-established the school in the Salt Lake Valley in 1867; his successor, John Taylor, resuscitated it for a while in 1883. Young’s emphasis was theology, first as an appendage to Deseret University, and then as a separate institution. Presented here for the first time are all available minutes for the Utah period.
When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began
Hardcover ISBN: 0062374605
Provides an inspiring, harrowing and brave memoir by a young Mormon lesbian woman whose captivity and escape from an unlicensed "residential treatment program" resulted in a groundbreaking battle for LGBTQ rights that has impacted society and individual lives.
Sexual Wholeness in Marriage
An LDS Perspective on Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality in our Marriages
Paperback ISBN: 0981957641
Sexuality can be one of the most perplexing and yet rewarding areas of life for spiritually minded individuals. In this book the authors present a pathway to building positive sexual attitudes and a healthy sexual relationship with a spouse that can be enriching and fulfilling on the spiritual journey of this life. In addition, they address many of the common questions LDS individuals have about sex that may have been adequately answered by existing sources, including: How can couples manage their often very different levels of interest in sex? What types of sexual behaviors are appropriate for married LDS couples? How can couples keep their sexual relationship creative and enjoyable over decades of marriage? What are the unique sexual needs of women and men in marriage? How can couples be better prepared to start off their marriage on the right foot when they are sexually inexperienced?
The Sound of Gravel
Paperback ISBN: 1250077702
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult describes her childhood on a Mexico hills farm as one of her father's more than 40 welfare-dependent children, the extreme religious beliefs that haunted her daily life and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.
The Temple Experience
Passage to Healing and Holiness
Paperback ISBN: 146212237x