Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Please join us RIGHT NOW for the "Questions About Mormonism" Live Chat!

Good morning and welcome to our weekly "Questions About Mormonism" Live Chat!

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Kellen said...

Can I ask quickly what you thought (or even if your read) the book the 19th wife? I thought the book was excellent, and curious as to your thoughts as a Mormon on the book. Of if you had not read it, if you know of other Mormons and their thoughts on it.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Hi Kellen. Thanks for your questions! I've actually never heard of that book nor do I know anyone who has read it. What is it about, polygamy in the early days of the Mormon church or a non-Mormon group who is practicing it in this day and age?

Kellen said...

Here's the brief summary from Amazon.com/The New Yorker:

This ambitious novel tells two parallel stories of polygamy. The first recounts Brigham Young's expulsion of one of his wives, Ann Eliza, from the Mormon Church; the second is a modern-day murder mystery set in a polygamous compound in Utah.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Okay, Kellen. I went to Amazon.com to read reviews of the book, so now I have an idea of what it was about. I probably would not read it, as it is a historical fiction and when it comes to matters such as this, I like a read that is completely non-fiction and written by people who actually lived polygamy in the late 1800's. Also, it seems to tie in Mormonism with the "fundamental mormons", as they call themselves, which are completely removed from us and in no way reflect what we believe.

What did you like about the book? It seemed a lot of other people liked it as well.

Tara said...

I have no idea whether this session is over or not (I'm in a diff. time zone) but I will go ahead and post since I really only have comments - no questions.

First, I want to tell you that you are the highlight of the mckmama blogfrog. There are some really really nice ladies over there, but there is NO ONE that has been able to come across with such grace and kindness as you have.

Second, I just started a few days ago reading your blog - went right to the "kitchen" posts since a reference to them somewhere else lead me to your blog in the first place. I am starting to re-do my kitchen and am looking for ideas. Instead, can I just come live with you???? That is one gorgeous kitchen! I'll even sleep in the floor if necessary.

OK enough nonsense - I have followed most of the Mormonism posts so I don't really have any questions right now, but they have got me thinking about a lot of things. So, I will keep checking this blog & if I come up with any I know I will feel welcomed.
Tara in NC

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Tara in NC, that is probably one of the nicest comments I've received in a long time! However, I can't believe that I'm the highlight of MckMama's forum, I just don't have a life so I spend way too much time over there!

I'm glad you like my kitchen. I love it, too! The only problem is that it takes about 2 hours a day to clean! Totally worth it, though!

Well, as you know, please feel free to come here, my email, mom2my9 [at] gmail [dot] com, or to MckMama's any time you have a question about The Mormons! I hope you have a great day, Tara! You certainly have made mine!

Tara said...

Well since this forum seems to still be open, I guess I will join in. I was reading more on your blog - saw some recipe posts - one about Sabbath Prep Saturday. So, here's a question - what is your belief about what can't/ should not be done on the Sabbath?
Tara in NC

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Well, Tara, since I have 5 minutes before I have to pick up the kids for lunch, I have a moment to answer! Mormons believe that one should not work at their paid professions or do major housework on Sunday, but spend time worshipping The Lord. We also believe that we should not cause anyone else to work on The Sabbath by going to places of business, such as stores, restaurants, ect. I personally, ask the my kids to get their homework done by Saturday evening, so they won't have to spend the Sabbath doing school work, but be able to worship, visit family and friends and study God's word.

I, personally, do not listen to secular music on Sunday nor do I watch television, unless it's some kind of religious DVD. The Sabbath is a very special day and I'm glad that my children by being taught that they can give one day a week to The Lord since He has given us everything!

Great question, Tara!

Tara said...

I'm out of here also - picking up my kids from school too, but it's the end of the day here! Don't freak out if you see me on your blog tracker like 23 hours a day - I've got a lot of catch up reading to do. I am LOVING your blog.
Thanks for this forum, too. I feel so comfortable being able to ask you questions about your religion. I will have more, I'm sure.
Tara in NC