Elizabeth Smart is my hero

I hope that didn’t sound sarcastic, because I mean it. Let me explain why… When the 14-year-old Mormon Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped in 2002, it got a fair amount of attention in my part of the world. I live in Canada near Buffalo, and so a lot of our radio and TV stations come from […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

I think that General Conference Sunday is one of the my favourite Sundays of the year. I love sleeping in a bit, having a relaxing breakfast, and then going for a walk with the family. The whole morning is just so peaceful! Yesterday was a good day. President Uchtdorf gave two great talks, Elder Holland […]

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. […]

182nd Semiannual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon General Session

I’m at home for the afternoon session. My kids are bundled up in their blankets (as is my wife) and we will watch at least the first half hour or hour together. The kids will probably then go off and play while my wife and I watch the rest. We also have a friend from […]

What’s Love Got to Do With It

A couple of months ago the Toronto Star report on a recent study on relationships, love, and marriage. The study “tracked nearly 2,500 couples – married or living together – from 2001 to 2007 to identify factors associated with those who remained together, compared with those who divorced or separated.” Here are a few of […]

Preserving the Divine Institution of Marriage

In conjunction with a broadcast to California last night (about Proposition 8), the Church has started a new official web site called Preserving the Divine Institution of Marriage. As you can tell, it is currently aimed at California residents. Once that vote is done, I would assume the Church would keep the site and make […]

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