Category Archives: Religion

Mormon’s Book Part 1

Please enjoy this experience curated as a gift to you. Also read: Mormon’s Book Part 2 Mormon’s Book Part 3 From Cumorah’s Hill: The Book of Mormon Speaks to Our Day What follows is a list of songs by Steven Kapp Perry about the coming forth of the The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus … Read more…

What Christmas Means to Me

Jesus is Jehovah made flesh. Jesus was sired by God our Eternal Father, and His mother was Mary, a mortal. Jesus was born to live as an example, teach us His new covenant/law, and perform the atonement and resurrection. His atonement and resurrection redeemed us from sin and death, thus creating a path we may choose to … Read more…

The Crucible of Foolishness

A crucible is a place or occasion of severe test or trial. There are many crucibles during life. Some people endure debilitating illness. Others are victims of abuse. There is one kind of crucible that we don’t often speak of: the crucible of the consequences of our own foolish decisions made in the past. We warn kids … Read more…

Defectors Can Be Made Into Disciples

“We are especially saddened when someone who once revered Joseph retreats from his or her conviction and then maligns the Prophet. ‘Studying the Church … through the eyes of its defectors,’ Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, is ‘like interviewing Judas to understand Jesus. Defectors always tell us more about themselves than about that from … Read more…

Transparency and the LDS Church

One of the things I love about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the manner in which it handles controversy. There are so many issues that detractors would use, but the church meets issues head-on when it can. Consider the following articles as examples of when the church has addressed otherwise controversial topics in … Read more…

Communion with God via the Holy Spirit

It’s not the idea of Jesus that I like. The reality that there is a living person known as Jesus the Christ who lived, died, was buried, and rose again on the third day is what sustains me. If I thought for a second that Jesus is just an idea, or a deterrent, then I’d shrug him … Read more…

We Don’t Have to Recreate in Babylon!

Wholesome Recreation: it doesn’t have to be worldly to be refreshing. Why do we “flee” to Zion while carrying Babylon in our arms like a comforting teddy bear? Wholesome recreation is a practice of righteous family life! “Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, … Read more…

The Family is Ordained of God

“With so much of sophistry that is passed off as truth, with so much of deception concerning standards and values, with so much of allurement and enticement to take on the slow stain of the world, we have felt to warn and forewarn. In furtherance of this we of the First Presidency and the Council … Read more…

Hypocrisy

I was born and raised in Utah. Utah is home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka mormons), and a very large percentage of Utah’s residents are members of this church. Utah is also home to Brigham Young University (owned and operated by the same church), which is a … Read more…

Modest Is More Than A Suggestion

Updated August 2017. Brace yourself for what might be the longest post about modesty you’ve ever read . . . or attempted to read as the case may be. SECTIONS: Modest Is More Than A Suggestion The PornTrigger Effect 29+ LDS Quotes On Modesty Modesty Is Bigger Than Clothes To understand this section, put the … Read more…

Judgment and Hope

Teaching repentance is the opposite of unrighteous judgment. Unrighteous judgment has to do basically with eternal judgment and judging without capability or jurisdiction. Eternal judgment is not in our purview. That is God’s role. So, to proclaim that someone is hell-bound and without hope is unrighteous judgment. To do so would for be for a … Read more…

Bring an End to Apathy

In the foggy midst of three of the great arbiters of America’s suicide–the continued proliferation of the plague of pornography, the further disintegration of the family by the legalization of same-sex marriage, and the continued support of abortion by our own government and many citizens–this scripture comes to mind: “O that ye would awake; awake … Read more…

Even One Soul Is Worth It

Do you ever sit there and wonder, “Have I ever helped a single person in any meaningful and lasting way?” I wonder that often. Perhaps the greatest regret a person could possibly have would be to live a long life without ever helping a single person to do something of significant importance. If the failure were due … Read more…

8 Ways to Still Support Marriage

Let’s face it — progressive moral relativism has a death grip on our society. Many “[do] not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts…heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they…turn away their ears from the truth, and [are] turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4 In other words, the truth hurts. It doesn’t fit with … Read more…

On SSM, Supporting SSM, and Love

If you are an individual who experiences same-sex attraction, I want you to know that I hold you no ill will. I have my own difficulties that tempt me to stray from God’s path. We are all in this together. There is hope. Loving each other is a very real imperative. “Jesus Christ commanded us to love … Read more…