Author Archives: Josh Allen

Moral Art and Readers’ Responsibilities

A few years ago I was sitting in a ward council meeting when my bishop told a story. A young man in our ward, he said, had been struggling with pornography addiction. But over the last few months that young … Continue reading

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Mormons, Masks, and Mommy Blogs

By now, you’ve probably seen Emily Matchar’s article “Why I can’t stop reading Mormon housewife blogs.” (Her tagline: “I’m a young feminist atheist who can’t bake a cupcake. Why am I addicted to the shiny, happy lives of these women?”) … Continue reading

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