Category: parenting

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

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

Mormon Women’s Involvement with the Sacred: Reflections on Kris Wright’s Lecture on Bread, Water, Oil, and Cloth

On Thursday, September 12th I had the opportunity to hear Kris ...

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 ...

Entertained or Devoted?

My husband and I went to see the movie, Man ...

To Mormon Moms Dealing with Depression or Anxiety

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

Where’s My Petunia?

Why do so many wards go all out (Chocolates, flowers, plants, ...

I Love You Daddy

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

Are Good Men Perfect?

This guest post was submitted anonymously for our Father's Day series. Back ...

My Father, an Enigma

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

Not Perfect, Still the Best

After Paul's post yesterday about the difficulties of adjusting to fatherhood, ...

Becoming Father

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

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 ...

Relating To God and All People

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

What’s A Slacker Mom To Do?

Someone, I won't name any names, submitted this question which is ...

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 ...

Adult Parenting

My oldest daughter graduates from high school in less than a ...

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 ...

Sex as a Sacrament

This is the fourth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  The gospel of ...

Gifts (Estates) Precede Callings

This is the third in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  As I studied ...

Agency: Guns, Gays and Abortion

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

General Conference Notes Worksheet

Click here to watch general conference online I made this worksheet with ...

The Unequal Burden of Women

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

Is College Education for Naught When You Just Stay Home?

A while ago I was talking to a BYU student in ...

With Mindful Consideration

Emily Spackman joins us as a guest writer today. We live in ...

A House of Learning

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

The Highest Education We Can Achieve

This is the first in a mini-series on education running this ...

Covenant Motherhood: A Review

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

Easter Beyond the Basket

I sometimes hesitate to admit a few things about myself, because ...

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 ...

Part 6: In Which I Finally Get to Gay Marriage

This essay is the sixth and final in a series about Gay ...

Part 5: What is Marriage?

This essay is the fifth in a series about Gay Marriage and ...

Part 4: Why Does a Word Matter?

This essay is the fourth in a series about Gay Marriage and ...

Part 3: Gay Rights in Our Time and Place

This essay is the third in a series about Gay Marriage and ...

Part 2: American Assumptions about Orientation and Identity

This essay is the second in a series about Gay Marriage ...

Gay Marriage and Proposition 8, Part 1

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the ...

The Day I Lied to My Bishop

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

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 ...

No One Wants to Hear They’re Wrong

I was having a conversation this morning with my son, and ...

Panic, OCD, Grandma, and Me

This essay is a part of our Peculiar Minds series. I learned ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Road IS Long

Last month the Lord promised me help when I needed it, ...

On Losing Our Religion

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

Growing Sin

I don’t like the word repent. Short and chopped at the ...

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 ...

Forgetting What It Means To Be a Kid

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

Dia de Los Muertos

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

Our Matriarch

My maternal grandmother is 90 years old. She has been a ...

Sleep Is Over-Rated

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

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 ...

The Driving Force of Parenting

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

Connection to the Divine

I helm a large ship.  In the deep waters in which ...

Helping the World

I never feel I can do much for the world. I ...

Kids and Communication

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

On Parental Controls

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