Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage (Paperback)

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By Holly Welker (Editor)
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In Baring Witness, Welker and thirty-six Mormon women write about devotion and love and luck, about the wonder of discovery, and about the journeys, both thorny and magical, to humor, grace, and contentment. They speak to a diversity of life experiences: what happens when one partner rejects Church teachings; marrying outside one's faith; the pain of divorce and widowhood; the horrors of spousal abuse; the hard journey from visions of an idealized marriage to the everyday truth; sexuality within Mormon marriage; how the pressure to find a husband shapes young women's actions and sense of self; and the ways Mormon belief and culture can influence second marriages and same-sex unions. The result is an unflinching look at the earthly realities of an institution central to Mormon life.

About the Author


Holly Welker is an award-winning poet and essayist living in Arizona. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Best American Essays, and other publications.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780252081781
ISBN-10: 0252081781
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: July 25th, 2016
Pages: 296
Language: English