January 18, 2021

The Church Leaders Condemnation of Violence and What Joseph Learned in the Missouri Persecutions

No matter where we fall on the political spectrum, most of us are heartsick about the future in America. We’ve seen a summer of violence in the streets and now tumult at the capitol. What do we do with all this uneasiness and growing division, especially when we think our own cause is just? An episode from Church history provides a compelling example of what should be done.

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Illuminate Podcast: Confronting Abuse in Marriage

In this episode I interview Kimberly Day, LMHCA, about how to better diagnose and confront abuse in marriage. Kim says that when we think of betrayal trauma and really understand the dynamics of a relationship when one partner has an addiction, it's important to look at all abuse dynamics to get a complete picture. Abuse is an important and often underappreciated dimension in a multi-dimensional problem.

Running through the forest with the Book of Mormon plates

Later estimates of the weight of the gold plates of the Book of Mormon (by those who had briefly held them, such as the official witness Martin Harris and the unofficial witness William Smith) put that weight at somewhere in the range of forty to sixty pounds. Some critics, accordingly, have contended that Joseph Smith could not have carried them for any significant distance, let alone run with them through the woods.

Despite a Wide Difference of Opinion

One of the blessings of the pandemic is my front row seat to my sons’ YSA ward at my kitchen counter. Each week, my admiration for the young adults in our church increases as I listen to their thoughtful comments and insights on Zoom. Despite a wide difference of opinion over the events in Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2020, the young men, aged 17-25 found a way to have loving discussion. Here is what I learned from them.



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Breaking News

Illuminate Podcast: Confronting Abuse in Marriage

In this episode I interview Kimberly Day, LMHCA, about how to better diagnose and confront abuse in marriage. Kim says that when we think of betrayal trauma and really understand the dynamics of a relationship when one partner has an addiction, it's important to look at all abuse dynamics to get a complete picture. Abuse is an important and often underappreciated dimension in a multi-dimensional problem.

Running through the forest with the Book of Mormon plates

Later estimates of the weight of the gold plates of the Book of Mormon (by those who had briefly held them, such as the official witness Martin Harris and the unofficial witness William Smith) put that weight at somewhere in the range of forty to sixty pounds. Some critics, accordingly, have contended that Joseph Smith could not have carried them for any significant distance, let alone run with them through the woods.

Despite a Wide Difference of Opinion

One of the blessings of the pandemic is my front row seat to my sons’ YSA ward at my kitchen counter. Each week, my admiration for the young adults in our church increases as I listen to their thoughtful comments and insights on Zoom. Despite a wide difference of opinion over the events in Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2020, the young men, aged 17-25 found a way to have loving discussion. Here is what I learned from them.

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