Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Paul was a convert to the church with his parents and siblings when he was a child, and therefore has the great blessing of having some of his formative years in the church while still remembering his family’s conversion experience. He is the father of seven and husband to his lovely wife. He served an LDS mission in Germany and has lived in Latin America and twice in Asia for his employer; now he lives with his lovely wife and youngest two children in the Midwestern US. Prior to earning his MBA, Paul also earned degrees in English and Theatre History. He also blogs at A Latter-day Voice (see the link below -- in "Our Authors Elsewhere" section at the bottom of the page) where he writes, as he does here, of his own experience as a Latter-day Saint. He does not speak for the church but will speak in favor of it.

Relapse, Repentance and Redemption

We tend to think of relapse in terms of addiction, specifically ...

ARP and Me

Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a recovering co-dependent and ...

Becoming Father

This is the first post in our week long celebration of ...

In Defense of “The Orange Shirt”

I’m still an avid reader of The Friend, even though my ...

Walking the Path to Charity through the Atonement

From a workshop presented at my stake’s women’s conference. Because we are ...

The Unequal Burden of Women

Economic disparity between men and women has been well-documented.  Equal pay ...

God’s Greatest Hits: Moses v. Satan

Years ago I worked as an academic adviser at the University ...

The Day I Lied to My Bishop

I was reading a thread on a bishop’s power of discernment ...

Resources for Help with Mental Illness

This essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. A Personal Perspective I ...

On Losing Our Religion

NPR ran a series recently called Losing Our Religion.  Jen posted ...

In the Tunnel

I have heard that those who suffer from depression often feel ...

On studying the Doctrine and Covenants

Many have observed that this year’s Gospel Doctrine curriculum is different ...

Three Pillars of Testimony

As the old year ends and the new begins, the editors ...

My Children and the Traditions of Their Father

I’m a sucker for a good Christmas story, and I suppose ...

Jared, His Brother, and Spiritual Gifts

This is the first in a series by our writers and ...

Bearing the Vessels of the Lord

In our recent stake conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks concluded his ...

The power of memory

Ray wrote about remembering about a week ago (see his great ...

Distilling Knowledge

Michaela’s recent post on learning from the scriptures got me thinking ...

Questions? You’ve got questions??

A number of years ago when I taught a stake institute ...

Venus & Mars and the Empty Bucket

I can never remember if I’m from Mars or my wife ...

Living Imperfectly

The second time I was called as bishop, my oldest son ...

Celebrating Repentance

One of the themes of this past conference washed over me ...

The Driving Force of Parenting

My sixteen year old son is learning to drive.  He’s number ...

On Parental Controls

First, my credentials:  I’ve been a parent for over 31 years, ...