Author: Hawkgrrrl

Hawkgrrrl lives in Scottsdale and is a mother of 3 and wife of one (so far as he knows). She was raised all over the U.S., mostly in the northeast. She is a second generation Mormon (both parents were converts). She served a mission in the Canary Islands, Spain from 1989-1990. She is not a feminist; she just hates men. She is an active, faithful member despite better offers. Hawkgrrrl is a business executive who travels a lot for both business and pleasure. She loves to oil paint, go to broadway shows, and slack off. Hawk received her B.A. in English from BYU in 1992. She has been blogging with Mormon Matters since early 2008.


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First Families: BOM and Restoration

There are some interesting parallels between the first family of the Book of Mormon and the first family of the Restoration (the Smiths).  Coincidence?  Or was Joseph Smith writing about his own family (vs. translating the story of another family)?

Chakras and the Word of Wisdom

D&C 89:1 refers to the WoW as:  A Word OF Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion—To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint,…

In Defense of Apologists

The term “apologist” is often used derisively like the terms “lawyer,” “statistician,” or “telemarketer.”  Why are apologists so derided?  Is it warranted or just a bum rap?

Becoming a Moderate Mormon

We’ve established that there are conservative Mormons (obviously) and there are liberal or “new order” Mormons.  Taking the politico-religious rhetoric to its next logical conclusion, I’d like to make a case for moderate (or independent) Mormonism.

The Genetics of Sin

There is a lot being done in the medical field to help patients understand their genetic predisposition toward certain ailments.  Isn’t the same true for spiritual ailments?  Don’t we inherit some of these same tendencies from our parents and their…

Paul: Apostle, Misogynist?

“I’m not bad.  I’m just drawn that way.”  Jessica Rabbit Plenty of criticism is heaped on post-restoration church leaders.  There seems to be a tendency to hold them up against an impossible and inaccurate standard of perfection while giving a pass to…