Mindy Farmer

Women as Disciples, Prophets, Leaders, and Ministers of Jesus Christ

I was praying recently for help with cynicism and hopelessness that challenged my faith in God . Two things happened that encouraged me to...

Peace, but Not at Any Cost

I do hope, however, that this call to civility and love does not encourage people to avoid all difficult topics or advocacy. It's far too easy to say, "I am not political," or "I don't care about politics," or "I only focus on the good" to achieve peace. This peace comes at a great cost, however. And the people who pay that cost are often those who experience the daily costs of systemic racism, sexism, bigotry, and classism.

Things We Don’t Talk About in Sunday School

I rarely attend Sunday School anymore. LDS Sunday School is for sharing comfortable, pat answers created to support doctrinal cohesion. We do not meet...

Lead with Love

But we don't have to fully understand it/get it/agree with it to love our neighbor, child, friend, relative, or classmate. Studies show that young people's lives are literally at risk when they are not acknowledged and loved as they are in their communities.

The Holy Ghost as an Ambassador

My fourth child was recently baptized and he asked me to give a talk on the Holy Ghost. This has actually been my role...

It’s Time to Ditch Gender Reveal Parties

A couple stands over a cake and each announces their guess for what it will reveal. "Girl," the father says confidently and, perhaps, resignedly....

It’s Time to Re-think The Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation

Every year, LDS children ages 3 to 11 years old are conscripted into performing a “Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation” for the adults of their...

Primary, the Rule of Two, and Protecting Our Children Against Sexual Abuse

A bishop once advised me, (paraphrased) "Churches are public places. You never know who is in your congregation. I do. Never let your children...
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