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February 20, 2018

10 Ways to Support Members Going Through Divorce in Your Ward Family

The sad truth is that the divorce rate in the Church is rising each year. Though LDS divorce rates are lower than the rest of the world, we are experiencing a growing family crisis. Even sadder is the fact that once these members divorce, 80% of the men, and 40% of the women fall away from fellowship in the Gospel. Why are they leaving? What can we do to help them stay?

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Good Control and Bad Control in Parenting

Imagine that you find a policeman at your door one Saturday morning. You ask how you can help him. “Apparently your teenage son was out with his friends last night and they blew up Mrs. Jones’ mailbox. She is very upset. I need to take your son to the station for questioning.” Let’s use this situation as an example as we consider three categories of control described by parenting scholars.

Walking Through Walls and War Zones: Stories Worth Telling

I thought I was just making a movie! The initial plan was to make a film set in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The plot was compelling. It was based on true experiences. We got some good seed money to start the film and found some of the best filmmakers to help. But as we traveled to the Congo, we soon realized that the lack of infrastructure would make filming difficult if not impossible, and that perhaps there something more important we could do.

Not My Day To Die.

It was nearly time to go when I decided to catch one last wave.  That’s when things went bad.  Really bad.  I was sucked down under the large wave’s crest and, pushed by tons of water, tumbled along like a sock in a dryer. Then I hit something. 

Breaking News

Good Control and Bad Control in Parenting

Imagine that you find a policeman at your door one Saturday morning. You ask how you can help him. “Apparently your teenage son was out with his friends last night and they blew up Mrs. Jones’ mailbox. She is very upset. I need to take your son to the station for questioning.” Let’s use this situation as an example as we consider three categories of control described by parenting scholars.

Walking Through Walls and War Zones: Stories Worth Telling

I thought I was just making a movie! The initial plan was to make a film set in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The plot was compelling. It was based on true experiences. We got some good seed money to start the film and found some of the best filmmakers to help. But as we traveled to the Congo, we soon realized that the lack of infrastructure would make filming difficult if not impossible, and that perhaps there something more important we could do.

Not My Day To Die.

It was nearly time to go when I decided to catch one last wave.  That’s when things went bad.  Really bad.  I was sucked down under the large wave’s crest and, pushed by tons of water, tumbled along like a sock in a dryer. Then I hit something. 

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