"Award for Best Book in Mormon History," published during 1997, from the Mormon History Association. Awarded May 22, 1998.

"Best Book," published from [September 1997 to September 1998], from The John Whitmer Historical Association. Awarded September 26, 1998 in Lamoni, Iowa.

"T. Edgar Lyon Award of Excellence for an Article in Mormon History" published during 1996, from the Mormon History Association, for "A Trajectory of Plurality: An Overview of Joseph Smith's Thirty-three Plural Wives," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 29 (Summer 1996), 1-38. This became the Prologue of In Sacred Loneliness