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Content Not Found. It Wasn't Because Laman and Lemuel Had a Bad Attitude. Family Home Evening for Two - Ensign Dec. 2004. “I think our experience of not being able to have children has influenced our feelings about family home evening,” says Sister Kristi Collins of Oahu, Hawaii.

Family Home Evening for Two - Ensign Dec. 2004

“Many times I’ve heard other couples say they think family home evenings are just for families with children. With or without children, my husband and I are a family. We became a family when we knelt across from each other in the Portland Oregon Temple and were sealed together for time and all eternity. Having children would increase the size of our family, but even without children, family home evening has been a great blessing to our marriage.” Do These 8 Things On Sunday For A Better Week. 'You exemplify everything I prayed you would be': Sister Elaine Dalton speaks to Relief Society sisters of Salt Lake City YSA Stakes. SALT LAKE CITY — A Sunday night fireside at the University of Utah LDS Institute building felt like a reunion of sorts — a Young Women leader reuniting with her girls who are now women, and she never having met many of them personally.

'You exemplify everything I prayed you would be': Sister Elaine Dalton speaks to Relief Society sisters of Salt Lake City YSA Stakes

Sister Elaine Dalton, who served as general president of the Young Women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2008-13, spoke to Relief Society sisters from the Bonneville and the Pioneer YSA Stakes, many of them of teenage young women during her 11 years total as a member of the Young Women General Presidency. “As I’m sitting here, I’m feeling like this is a divinely orchestrated moment in time for me because I feel like Heavenly Father is allowing me to see you, and there are so many of you, the young women that I see you now after X amount of years,” Sister Dalton said. Which Loved Best : Poem : English Poem : English. Is There an R-rated Movie Commandment? - by Orson Scott Card. Is There an R-rated Movie Commandment?

Is There an R-rated Movie Commandment? - by Orson Scott Card

By Orson Scott CardMay 15, 2004 It saddens me, but does not surprise me, that most of responses I've received from LDS readers about my review of Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ were devoted to chastising me for "defying the prophets" by counseling people to see an R-rated movie while "scoffing at those who are obedient.

" I never scoff at those who are obedient to the prophets. But yes, I do have a low opinion of those who take a piece of wise counsel completely out of context, turn it into a general rule that was never intended, and then use it to persecute others for being less righteous than they are. This past Sunday, for instance, which was a testimony meeting in some wards, one sister (who later wrote to me) stood up and bore her testimony about how seeing The Passion had brought new awareness to her of the meaning of the sacrament. Motes, Beams, and Mormon Celebrities. “What many people call sin is not sin.” ~ Joseph Smith.

Motes, Beams, and Mormon Celebrities

This seems like an unusual observation from a prophet of God. Stereotypically, God’s prophets are called to identify what sin is, not what it isn’t. The words came in response to an 1841 sermon by Latter-day Saint William O. Clark, in which the speaker denounced his fellow members’ “lack of sanctity” and encouraged them all to pursue “sanctity, solemnity, and temperance in the extreme.” 4 Things I Wish I Was Told About The Temple Before I Was Endowed. I preface this article with this.

4 Things I Wish I Was Told About The Temple Before I Was Endowed

I have been a temple worker and in the past 3 years since returning from my mission I have visited 65 different Temples and I have gone over 200 times, I love the Temple! What I am saying is 100% ok to talk about outside of the temple. Here are 4 things I wish I was told about the Temple before I was Endowed! My view: Black lives matter. Mormon lives matter. Editor's note: This op-ed contains graphic language and accounts of violence against early Latter-day Saints that some readers may find disturbing.

My view: Black lives matter. Mormon lives matter

I have grown dismayed as I have watched racial violence continue in incident after incident. One response from the black community has been to organize the Black Lives Matter movement. The reply from some Americans is to assert that All Lives Matter. It is a stunning retort that wholly misses the point of the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrates an inability for some Americans to attempt to stand in someone else’s shoes. Mormons in particular need look no further than the 1830s and their own troubled sojourn in Missouri to find ample reason to take a stand against racial injustice. 12. Are There Contradictions in the Gospels?

Or how to hold your nose and write at the same time When you read the first three Gospels, you are likely to observe countless similarities.

12. Are There Contradictions in the Gospels?

And that is the dominant picture: the places, the names, the crowds, the rural setting, busy Jerusalem. However, a closer reading reveals some differences in the details. ?ectid=10.26. There are some moments in life when I can’t help but see God.


It’s the feeling I had when the doctor placed my son in my arms for the very first time. It’s the same feeling I have when I see an incredible sunset or a bird building a nest on my back deck. R-Rated Movies: What Have the Prophets Actually Said? [Author’s note: This article is not intended as an endorsement of R-rated movies, or as a criticism of those who choose to either watch or abstain from them.]

R-Rated Movies: What Have the Prophets Actually Said?

I once attended a testimony meeting where a man stood and related an experience he had with his co-workers. One day after work, several of them invited him to go see a movie with the group. The film in question was The Wolf of Wall Street, which was critically acclaimed but also contained gratuitous displays of drug use, sexuality, and other mature content.

In his testimony, the man announced to the congregation that he had declined the invitation of his coworkers. “I wanted to go,” he said, “but it was rated R.” Staying Spiritually Fit. Elder Renlund Shares Deep Thoughts about Heaven and Hell. Elder Dale Renlund shared a little insight into what he spent his leisure time doing this summer: reading The Great Divorce by C.S.

Elder Renlund Shares Deep Thoughts about Heaven and Hell

Lewis. This book speaks of the decision we all have to make at some point between heaven and hell. The Gift of Being Broken. Sometimes I just feel broken. I look at my life and see all the ways I fall short—all those things I said I’d do that I didn’t, all the expectations I had for myself that I never fulfilled.

I see my weaknesses and frustratingly human frailty and the way it’s affected people negatively in my life. I see my brokenheartedness over losing my mother to cancer and wonder sometimes if I’ll ever feel whole again. There are many ways to feel broken—physically, because of illness or injury; emotionally, because of unfulfilled desires or loss of a relationship; mentally, because of anxiety, depression, or other mental illness; or spiritually, because of crippling doubts or crises of faith.

“Nevertheless I Went Forth” My wife, Christy, and I are so thrilled to be with you. When we were young and skinny BYU undergraduates, if someone had suggested we would return in thirty years to speak to students in the Marriott Center due to my calling in the Seventy, we would have laughed uncontrollably. Yet I suppose our visit today illustrates the marvelous wonder of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we seek to be led by the Spirit and go forth in faith, often not knowing precisely what course to pursue, life can curiously turn out to be more abundant than we might ever have imagined.

You young adults are now living in what Elder Robert D. How to Pray in a Way God Can Answer. It’s 4:30 a.m. and my two-month-old son is up again—for the fourth time tonight. “God, please help him to go back to sleep,” I silently beg in my head. Nope. 4 Ways What You Think Is Humility Could Actually Be Pride. Pride is often referred to as the universal sin. From the perspective of LDS theology, this seems pretty accurate; pride caused Satan to rebel against heaven, pride led to the downfall of ancient civilizations, pride is the driving factor that has caused evil individuals throughout history to come to power, and anyone who has studied the Book of Mormon has probably heard of the pride cycle.

However, for this discussion, I’d like to move away from the archetypal, “big picture” idea of pride to focus on the perspective of it as an individual characteristic, that is, of personal pride. I Feel My Savior's Love - Reese Oliveira, Hallie Cahoon, Blake Walker (arranged by Masa Fukuda) First Presidency Announces Dedication for 2 New Temples in U.S. With 150 temples operating worldwide and 23 announced or under construction, the First Presidency announced open house and dedication dates for two new temples soon to be open in the United States: the Star Valley Wyoming and Hartford Connecticut Temples.

Open house: Friday, September 23 to October 8, 2016, every day except Sundays and the evenings of September 24 and 25 and October 1 and 2, 2016 Cultural celebration: Saturday, October 29 Dedication: Sunday, October 30 at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and it will be broadcast to meetinghouses in all Church stakes and districts over much of Wyoming The Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be the first temple dedicated in Wyoming. Though not announced until October 1, 2011, an apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve, Moses Thatcher, prophesied of this temple back in the 1800s. Choose Happiness by Larry R. Lawrence. Provo City Center Temple Completed. One Half of the Soul. Mormon Message Monday: Rescued by Christ. What This Harry Potter Plot Hole Reveals About the Plan of Salvation.

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