Author Archives: Bonnie

About Bonnie

Living life determined to skid sideways into the grave and say, "MAN, what a ride!"

Embracing Imperfection

My missionary is home . . . early. For many of you ...

And They Were Not Ashamed

"I hid myself, because I was naked." Adam and Eve have been ...

Vignettes from Earth’s Oldest Records

It's been a while since I looked forward to a book's ...

Sometimes What We Really Need Is a Story

Quite out of the blue, sitting in a cozy sunbeam on ...

Keeping Our Covenants With A Loaf of Bread

In the middle of the second pew, between my young friend ...

Into the Wilderness

I've been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past ...

The Widest Community I Can Address

This morning I trimmed my heavily-laden apple tree and contemplated how ...

Move Over – It’s The Law

I was driving home on the freeway from an appointment and ...

What Would Marjorie Do?

Published long ago in a galaxy far, far away... A week or ...

The Gift of Giving Life

For the next week we are sharing essays on motherhood in ...

Your Life is So Easy

Some years ago I was Young Women President shepherding a group ...

Follow the Money

I witnessed an exchange today that was unsettling. It was between ...

Choose Higher Ground

My missionary son wrote his first p-day letter Monday. It was ...

Hold Your Peace

This is the seventh of a 7-part series, A Compound in One. In March of ...

Homosexuality, Feminism, and the Intelligentsia

This is the sixth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One. Twenty years ago ...

Family is the Plan of Salvation

This is the fifth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  Understanding that Satan's ...

Sex as a Sacrament

This is the fourth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  The gospel of ...

Gifts (Estates) Precede Callings

This is the third in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  As I studied ...

Know Ye Not That Ye Are the Temple of God?

This is the second in a 7-part series, A Compound in One. Latter-day saints are ...

Dualism, Pythagoras, and Philosophical Curiosity

This is the first in a 7-part series, A Compound in One. In a former ...

Brad Wilcox, Continuous

In a delightful pair of books, popular LDS author and speaker ...

Called to Fall

Half a year and most of a lifetime ago our world ...

On Commentary and Conduct

One of our core principles at Real Intent is to refrain ...

Why We Sometimes Shouldn’t Write

I have a long history of offending people with my writing. ...

What is Influencing You?

Sheri Dew visited our area for a 3-Stake fireside Saturday night. ...

Choosing Treatment through Revelation

This essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. One of the ...

Doctrine and Covenants Reference Companion

I don't buy many reference books anymore. Even knowing it's true, seeing ...

The Unspeakable Gift

I was buffeted by images of people recoiling in their living ...

The Road IS Long

Last month the Lord promised me help when I needed it, ...

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

My oldest daughter couldn't find a building for her young mothers ...

Why I Think We’re Having the Wrong Conversation

Last year Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project, rocked ...

Our New Discussion Forum

Behind the scenes we've been discussing changes at Real Intent, based ...

The Gift of the Gospel

This is the twelfth and final in a series by our ...

The Gift of Oneness

This is the eleventh in a series by our writers and ...

The Gift of Weeping

This is the sixth in a series by our writers and ...

No Turning Back Now

While half of our nation is in a relative state of ...

Does God Need Me?

I sat doubled over in the temple dressing room stall sobbing ...

Digging Deep Wells

I sat in the evening session of Stake Conference last month ...

Return and Bring Me Word

(Last week.) Once again, the supervisor has put off starting my son ...

Messengers from my Father

I could use a revelation. An angel would be good. The other ...

With Willing Hands

"The meeting that unfolded has to be the worst meeting in ...

A Comfortable Dead Watch

My eyes darted across my dresser one last time as I ...