What makes Mormons tick?

What makes Mormons tick? – Guest Voices – The Washington Post

for the journalists out there who still want to understand Mormon belief, may I suggest that you put the blogs and books and web searches aside for a few days, and come to church on Sunday? Any Mormon chapel will do – you can find the nearest one to where you live here.

Great advice for anyone, whether you are a journalist or not.

Writing or reporting about Mormons from a desk and a keyboard without a field trip to a Mormon ward is like covering Congress from Kalamazoo. You have to be there. You have to feel the pulse. You have to understand the perspectives, the nuances, the motivation deeply rooted in belief. Then you’ll be better able to explain what makes Mormons tick so enthusiastically.

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