LDS Youth Temple Challenge

A few months ago, Elder Neal L Andersen challenged the youth to take their own names to the temple (I first heard about this on LDS Media Talk). Right away an official page was setup, and word started to spread. So far over 20,000 people have signed up to accept the challenge. Our stake hasn’t […]

Our Youth/Young Single Adults and the sexualized world we live in

Over the last 2 1/2 years I’ve worked with both the Young Single Adults in my stake and the YM in my ward. With my new calling, I have responsibility over Young Single Adults. Over this time, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to ponder on  what can be done to help the 12-30 age groups. […]

Youth 2013 Word Search

The 2013 youth theme is based on D&C 87:8: Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen. If you are looking for a word search about the 2013 youth theme, here is one that I created. You […]

LDS youth excited, ‘anxiously engaged’ in new church curriculum

First off, let me say that I really don’t mean for this post to be negative. I think the new youth curriculum is a step in the right direction. However, we are still teaching youth, so there are always going to be challenges… As I’m sure everyone knows by now,  in January of this year […]

Our first “social media” General Young Women President?

I’m sure many of you have heard by now that there is a new General Young Women President as of this past weekend’s General Conference. My wife is the Young Women President in our ward, so she took particular interest in this. As I was searching for information about here, I found others who had […]

Youth Chosen Topic – Word of Wisdom

Yesterday was a 5th Sunday. In most wards this means that all of the MP/RS are together. Lately our youth have been included, not because the topics are particularly relevant, but just because. This is my first 5th Sunday since becoming the YM President, so my wife (she’s the YW President) and I decided to have […]

“Positive Messages in Movies” Youth Fireside

So, now that I am the YM President, that means I have to come up with interesting/entertaining ways to teach the youth. As you can imagine, this is not always an easy task! I did a fireside with the youth back when I was bishop and it has been long enough that I figured none […]

“Not necessarily in that order”

This is an advertisement for a current movie that I saw at the mall the other day. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’m appalled by the little slogan. I know it is trying to be a nice little romantic movie, but the advertising really bothers me. Not necessarily in that order?? Yes, definitely in […]

Baptisms for the Dead

I know there has been some discussion on various Mormon blogs recently about baptisms for the dead, and how other church’s perceive the practice. I’m not interested in debating that right now, but I figured I’d just share a little about our most recent trip. My ward is about 120km away from the Toronto Ontario […]

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