Category: conflict

Is John Dehlin like unto King Saul?: Reflections on orthodoxy and dissent

“The worth of souls is great in the sight of God ...

Why Fight It?

“Gay marriage is going to happen, so why fight it?”  “Legalization of ...

Look and Live

In the church we talk of ideals often, the paramount good ...

How does the “World” teach me to be a Christian?

When I consider the cultures described in the scope of New ...

Is Conflict The Same As Contention?

Co-authored by Becca and Jendoop, this essay is from our Separating Culture ...

Faith Crisis, the Problem- du Jour?

With all the news articles and apologetic responses to "faith crisis," ...

Peace and Depression: Accountability, Repentance and the Atonement

I am struck regularly by how many members fail to focus ...

Agency: Guns, Gays and Abortion

With all the tumult about same sex marriage, gun rights, and ...

Mercy: “Judge Not, that Ye Be Not Judged”

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

Becoming More Merciful

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

On Commentary and Conduct

One of our core principles at Real Intent is to refrain ...

What is Influencing You?

Sheri Dew visited our area for a 3-Stake fireside Saturday night. ...

What is Real? Living Without Diagnosis

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series was anonymously contributed.  As a wife, ...

Understanding Asperger’s

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Kathy ...

Reflections on Meekness: Being Gentler With the Ones We Love

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

Three questions from the 1964 Freedom Summer

A few days ago, my brother made the observation that Americans ...

Blessed are the Meek: Defining Meekness as a Personal Quest

[Over the next few Sundays we are publishing a series from ...

A Storm of Anger

Lying here in the dark I hear the rumbling of a ...

Defining Faith

In my experience with grief I often read about how faith ...

The Wonder of Warts

It is a basic medical truism that in order to be ...

Reconciling the Conflicts between Science and Religion

I grew up with a father who loved science, religion, and ...

If Jesus Wrote a book about the Garden of Gethsemane, would you read it?

Mark lived a dichotomous life. As an on again-off again drug ...

The War of Animal Instincts

Recently, I remarked to my sister that I attract people with difficult ...

Four Good Reasons to Attend Church with Hypocrites

At church today I witnessed one of my fellow citizens in ...

“If God Only Knew…”

All people face trials or tests of the divinity that is ...

The Bright Night of My Soul

I wrote the following on Mormon Matters a while ago, but ...

Kids and Communication

After some familial communication mishaps recently, we wanted to teach our ...

Cognitive Dissonance For a More Perfect Understanding

Parenting doesn’t make people happier, according to a fairly recent study ...