Tuesday, BYU students stages a walkout with the goal of “ending discrimination against LGBTQ people at religious universities.” What’s going on?
Author Archives: jessicaspackman
The Temple Comes First: How the Temple Has Worked in My Life
The story of how we went from nowhere to live to the perfect living arrangements in 12 hours flat, and the reason why the temple is the miracle everybody needs in their lives.
Birth Series (3) – Comparing a Medical vs. Natural Birth
I had an epidural birth then a water birth. I break down the differences in my preparation, the procedures I had, and my overall thoughts. Plus, a list of things I wish I’d heard before my first birth.
Birth Series (2) – A Water Birth Experience
This is the ironic story of how I came to choose water birth at the same facility I had laughed at and how it went.
Birth Series (1) – A Hospital Experience
I always believed that a standard, hospital, epidural route was the way for me. It worked, but I learned that it was not necessarily the easy route I had been sold.
Birth Series (A) – Childbirth Research Reviews
Your convenient starting point for learning about natural childbirth, courtesy of a gal who trailblazer her way from hospital/pitocin/epidural birth #1 to a full on midwife/doula/water birth for birth #2. You’re welcome.
When Going to Church Is Hard + The Time I Was Inactive
I believe everyone has at least one reason to leave the Church.
This is my story of when I was inactive.
The Right Time to Have Another Kid + Why I’m Pregnant AGAIN
Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about how I’m pregnant!—just why. (A sequel to “The Right Time to Have Kids”)
No Calling vs. Hard Calling: Message to Those Wanting More (or Less!) Calling
When I told a friend about how overwhelmed I felt about my new calling, she chuckled. “You said you wanted a calling!”
She was right. I had prayed for this for a year and a half, and I got what I asked for.
We Should All Be Gospel Scholars + How to Build a Scripture Study Plan for 2021
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to study Come, Follow Me AND the Book of Mormon—and everything else? Read on to raise your vision and get some help as you choose an attainable scripture study plan.