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A Terrible Time to Be Alive? Helping Our Children Resist One of the Most Harmful Lies of the Adversary

A faithful Young Women’s leader here in Wisconsin was recently teaching some of her young women about the importance of family and the sacred blessings that come from raising children. One girl raised her hand and said she didn’t think she should have any children because her teachers at school had explained that the earth is about to run our of air and water, making this a terrible time to bring more children into the world.

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President Nelson Shares Some Background Information for Recent Policy Adjustments

While some within and without the Church will disagree with the Church’s position regarding same-sex marriage, President Nelson’s comments this week at BYU help give some insight into the motivations…

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Imagine Fewer Dragons (and More Data): Initial Reactions to the Film Believer with Dan Reynolds and John Dehlin

While returning to the US for Christmas, I looked at the selection of movies on my United Airlines flight and noted that one of their many films dealt with a…

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The Secret Behind Guanxi: Earned Trust

In China, everything in the business world and in much of life seems to be based on guanxi (pronounced like gwahn-shee), the Chinese word that is often interpreted as “relationships”…

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“Discerning Truth: Teaching Our Children About Pornography” by Catherine Humpherys

In the recent March 18-19 District Conference in the Shanghai International District of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the adults attending a Saturday afternoon session heard an…

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“Why Marriage, Why Family”–A Highlight from the 2015 LDS Conference

For those struggling with questions about the Church’s emphasis on marriage, and the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman, a thoughtful talk from the recent General Conference might…

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Scientific American Offers a Surprise Gift Just in Time for Father’s Day: Maybe Dads Are Important After All, According to a New Study

In a world that seems zealously devoted to downplaying the importance of gender-related roles in the family, I welcome a surprising article recently published by Scientific American that reminds of…

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General Conference Highlight: Elder Juan Uceda

For me a highlight of General Conference was Elder Juan Uceda’s talk in the Priesthood Session on Saturday, especially his story about a Mormon father who angered his daughter by…

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