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Revising Eternity: 27 Latter-day Saint Men Reflect on Modern Relationships
edited by Holly Welker
contributions by John B Dahl, Scot Denhalter, John Doe, Joey Franklin, Theric Jepson, Clyde Kunz, Scott Russell Morris, Thomas W Murphy, David Nicolay, Boyd Jay Petersen, Kevin Barnwell, Robert Raleigh, Robert A. Rees, Eric Robeck, Caleb Scoville, Kim Siever, Dan Smith, Nicholas Don Smith, Ted Smith, Andrew Spriggs, Scott Blanding, Joseph Broom, T. Kay Browning, Michael Carpenter, Stephen Carter, Tyler Chadwick and Kelland Coleman
University of Illinois Press, 2022
Paper: 978-0-252-08642-7 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04435-9 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05334-4

Marriage’s central role in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distinguishes the faith while simultaneously reflecting widespread American beliefs. But what does Latter-day Saint marriage mean for men? Holly Welker presents a collection of essays exploring this question. The essayists provide insight into challenges involving sexuality, physical and emotional illness, addiction, loss of faith, infidelity, sexual orientation, and other topics. Conversational and heartfelt, the writings reveal the varied experiences of Latter-day Saint marriage against the backdrop of a society transformed by everything from economic issues affecting marriage to evolving ideas about gender.

An insightful exploration of the gap between human realities and engrained ideals, Revising Eternity sheds light on how Latter-day Saint men view and experience marriage today.

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