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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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The Height of Absurdity? Revisiting the Impact of Altitude, Oxygen, and Serotonin on Suicide Rates

Though I disagreed with some of the arguments made in the film Believer,  as discussed in my previous post, it did help me to better appreciate how serious our problem…

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Thinking DIfferently About Same-sex Attraction: A Valuable Presentation from Jeff Robinson

One of the highlights of this week’s 2018 FairMormon Conference for me was the presentation by Dr. Jeff Robinson, “Thinking Differently About Same-sex Attraction.” Dr. Robinson has a Ph.D. in…

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Thinking About Marriage: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s 2015 General Conference talk, “Why Marriage, Why Family,” recently came up in a dinner conversation as an intriguing example of helping LDS people to think more…

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The Creation

Here is a talk I gave at District Conference for the Shanghai International District, March 19, 2017, sharing a few views on the Creation, why we should study and ponder…

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Faithful Latter-day Saints Dealing with the New LDS Policy on Same-Sex Marriage

Many Latter-day Saints have struggled with the Church’s new guidelines in the Handbook of Instructions on dealing with same-sex relationships and children raised by same-sex couples. It’s a sensitive issue…

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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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Another Classic Example of Misleading LDS Apologetics: The Gospel of Philip and Temple Marriage

In the comments to a previous post about LDS garments at Mormanity, I’ve just been called out for an egregious blunder on my part. I am genuinely grateful to Alvin…

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President Henry B. Eyring’s Visit to the Vatican: A Gentle Call to Strengthen Marriage

President Henry B. Eyring just did something that my wife and did earlier this year: visited the Vatican. OK, our visit wasn’t newsworthy. We stood in line with lots of…

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“I Met My Wife at Her Wedding”

During the just-concluded District Conference of the Shanghai International District, with over 500 people attending, Sister Susan Lindsay Gong (the wife of Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the First Quorum…

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