Category: family

Are you married to a man or woman?

I travel quite a bit with my job which affords me ...

The Cause of Christians

As we all know, the same-sex marriage issue is a hot ...

Gifts

I sat holding my sobbing Wolf scout son this morning.  His ...

We Will Remember

It was a Tuesday afternoon, around 4:30PM. Since it was October ...

Into the Wilderness

I've been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past ...

Look and Live

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

Gender Roles in the Plan of Salvation

This is a theory, a try at understanding. It is my ...

Circling

The days, they roll together like waves of green blowing across ...

Why I Write

On a recent vacation to North County San Diego, my family ...

How Do I Choose Uplifting Entertainment?

The For the Strength of Youth the guidelines for Media and Entertainment ...

To Mormon Moms Dealing with Depression or Anxiety

This guest post was submitted by Beca Mark to educate and ...

The Heart of Fatherhood: Laying Down One’s Life

She was 12 years old, and her death was totally unexpected. Thus ...

I Love You Daddy

Few words bring such warmth and love to a father than ...

My Father, an Enigma

My father is an enigma amongst men. Growing up, I didn't realize ...

Sex Ed: who, when, and what to teach?

A friend sent me, a father of five girls, a link to ...

Hiking and Life

This was written on September 4, 2012 and originally posted at ...

Why Eternal Families?

We are a church that is all about families. We readily ...

Truth Eternal Tells Me I’ve a Mother There

From our Separating Culture from Doctrine series, an ongoing series addressing ...

The Power of Mothers and Babies

When I was a little girl I just knew that I ...

The Unlikely Gift

Mothers-in-law get a bad rap.  Luckily for me, my sons-in-love think ...

Relating To God and All People

One of the most often-quoted scriptures in the Church is Moses ...

Learning to Be Okay With (and Maybe Love) Mother’s Day

"I hate Mother's Day." I did not say this, but I have ...

The Mother Well

Our friend and frequent guest author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen joins us ...

The Gift of Giving Life

For the next week we are sharing essays on motherhood in ...

Mormon Corridor Traditions and the Pioneers Who Started Them

This essay is part of our Questions and Insight section. We welcome guest ...

The Words We Speak

Today's post in our General Conference Discussion comes from Angie. She ...

This Is My Work and Glory

Today's post in our General Conference Discussion comes from Paul and ...

Seeing Good Men

There is a line from Avatar which has become a silly ...

Family is the Plan of Salvation

This is the fifth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  Understanding that Satan's ...

Know Ye Not That Ye Are the Temple of God?

This is the second in a 7-part series, A Compound in One. Latter-day saints are ...

A House of Learning

... Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; ...

Covenant Motherhood: A Review

Our friend Stephanie has written a beautiful, accessible treatise on the ...

An Interview with the Author of “Covenant Motherhood”

Today we're publishing an interview with author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen, whose ...

Enough with the Finger Pointing, Let Me Love My Kids!

This is a post from Jen's personal blog, June 2012 that ...

Healing

This last essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Michelle. A ...

Mental Illness FHE Lesson

Over the past month I've been pulling together the Peculiar Minds ...

My Path Down the Rabbit Hole

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is anonymously contributed. My wife ...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is from Melissa Horsley.  The ...

Understanding Schizophrenia

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is written by Judy ...

Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by Tresa Edmunds, ...

What is Real? Living Without Diagnosis

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

Understanding Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and OCD

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by author Robison ...

Does Committing Suicide Consign Someone to Hell?

This forum question is a part of our Peculiar Minds series. Many ...

Understanding Dementia

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series comes from Cassandra.  It’s ...

Understanding Asperger’s

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

The Diagnosis

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series, is anonymous. I'm sitting ...

Faith in Love

Valentine's Day is nearly here, in case you haven't seen the ...

The Unspeakable Gift

I was buffeted by images of people recoiling in their living ...

Gospel Protection in a Poisonous Culture

I came to conference this time hoping for real answers to ...

Does God Play Favorites?

For years I've heard that the Israelites are God's "peculiar people," read in ...

On Losing Our Religion

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

Does Exaltation Mean Polygamy?

Does Mormon doctrine teach that in order to obtain exaltation, men must ...

Why I Think We’re Having the Wrong Conversation

Last year Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project, rocked ...

A Stream of Testimony

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

Praying for Charity

Please welcome Maria Farb, who is guest posting with us. “...pray unto ...

Forgetting What It Means To Be a Kid

There was a television show a few years back entitled Kids ...

Making the Gospel a Review, Not a Revelation

When I first became a parent I believed that it was ...

Motherhood – Service of the Highest Order

The most service I ever do is my day in and ...

The Big Fluffy Airport In The Sky

Please welcome Brenda Madore who is guest posting with us. One of ...

Dia de Los Muertos

Halloween coincides with the Mexican festival Dia de Los Muertos (Nov ...

Sleep Is Over-Rated

No, this post is not about early-morning seminary.  Just thought I ...

Does God Need Me?

I sat doubled over in the temple dressing room stall sobbing ...

Peoria Tree of Life

with Richard Shook, artist This year I’ve had the opportunity to watch my ...

The Driving Force of Parenting

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

Greater Than the Parts

When I was little, we'd visit my father's parents as often ...