When Kids Falter (or Fail)

When Kids Falter (or Fail)

What do we do as parents when our kids stray farther and farther away from gospel principles and safe living? What do we do if they fail to protect themselves and instead insist on striking out toward risky terrains?   I was reading today in 2 Kings and the lessons...
Music in Troubled Times

Music in Troubled Times

I ran across a beautiful story about the power of music the other day. I was looking for something appropriate to post on Memorial Day, because one of the best ways I know of to express strong emotions and bring peace is through music. With this account, I read the...
Learning the Gospel From My Father

Learning the Gospel From My Father

I grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I can’t really say we were a model LDS family. Oh, in a lot of ways we were, but in some very basic ways we weren’t. We only ever had a handful of Family Home Evenings, we hardly ever ate...
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...
Am I Crazy or Suffering from Betrayal Trauma?

Am I Crazy or Suffering from Betrayal Trauma?

What is betrayal trauma? First, let’s look at the definition of betrayal. “Betrayal” is the act of betraying someone or something: violation of a person’s trust or confidence, of a moral standard, etc. 2: revelation of something hidden or secret.  ...
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

When I was a girl, we had Cheerio’s, eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. That was about it. When we got tired of hard-boiled eggs, we’d try scrambled or fried. Pancakes with bacon were a special treat and were reserved for the weekend when we had more time. Boy, times have...
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