Don’t Stop Talking: A Modern Cautionary Tale

Don’t Stop Talking: A Modern Cautionary Tale

Just when you think you can relax, something happens and you realize that you can never let your guard down. At least, not when it comes to the Internet and technology and your children. Take this recent example from our family.   Like many parents, we gave our...
Thy Sister’s Keeper

Thy Sister’s Keeper

Into every life there come the painful, despairing days of adversity and buffeting. There seems to be a full measure of anguish, sorrow, and often heartbreak for everyone, including those who earnestly seek to do right and be faithful.   The thorns that prick, that...
Happiness Begins With Me

Happiness Begins With Me

If I were to let the world tell me who I am and what I’m worth, I would be a very unhappy person indeed.   We live in a world that seems bent on telling us we’re not good enough, pretty enough, or skinny enough. According to society’s standards, we are simply not...
Bearing One Another’s Burden

Bearing One Another’s Burden

Adversity is the refiner’s fire that bends iron but tempers steel. (President James E. Faust, Ensign February 1988, “The Blessings of Adversity”) These past several weeks have been very challenging ones for our family. For awhile, it felt as if we came through one...

Is It Time To Give Up?

I was visiting with two wonderful friends a couple of nights ago. Eventually, our conversation turned to our children and our families. We discussed our dreams and hopes for them. One friend fretted over a teenager who has chosen to drop out of high school to follow...
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