Jana Riess talks about the findings of her book “The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church”. Jana also discusses how mixed faith marriage plays into her research and shares some of her own mixed faith marriage story.
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Regarding using the right hand at 45:35 into podcast, there’s an eminently practical reason before the invention of toilet paper as to why the right hand has historically been the “covenant hand” not just in LDS culture but around the world while the left hand is “unclean”. A casual google search (I googled: “left hand”, hygiene, “right hand”, oaths) indicates that the left hand was used for bathroom hygiene and the right hand was naturally used for oath-taking and covenants, etc.
In scriptures, while the wicked will find themselves on the left hand of God, being on the right hand of God is a sign of honor.
Psalms 110:1. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mark 16:19. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Acts 7:56. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of e God.