Monday March 10, 2014
The Internet is not only bringing people to the Church, its bringing people in the Church together.
The former lds.about.com site expert, Rachel Bruner, met and married her husband via online tools.
She left some robust resources for LDS singles that are still on the site. So, don't hesitate to make use of them.
I met and married my own husband via these same tools.
If you need another success story read Receive My Word that appeared a short time ago on LDS Tech.
Photo courtesy of © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. The Church teaches of the importance of the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
Monday March 10, 2014
We've all endured some sort of bullying. However, it seems most pervasive at schools.
The Church's newest video really resonates with people. There is also an anti-bullying video aimed at smaller children, as well as other resources.
One of the best tactics to get bullies to stop is to simply serve those who are being bullied. This is clear from Bullied No More and Angels in Disguise, a wonderful story that went viral across the country.
Other resources for teens are available:
Photo courtesy of © 2014 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. New Mormon Channel video addresses the issue of bullying.
Sunday March 9, 2014
If you are LDS, you will have to speak in Sacrament meeting. It may not be next week, but sometime soon, certainly within the next year.
The odds are ever in your favor, or not...
Most of us don't like speaking. Most of us dislike preparing to speak, even more than we dislike speaking.
Having a whole room of people staring at you and listening to you is frightening. However, look at it from the audience's point-of-view.
Technically, they are passive and supportive. That means they basically like you, want you to do well and will reward you handsomely, if you can just prevent their eyelids from totally closing down.
However, their opinion of you isn't the issue. You are there to be a temporary conduit for the spirit to speak to their hearts. In order to do that, you need to forget yourself and rely on the spirit to help you prepare and to deliver what Heavenly Father wants you to say.
I don't know what Heavenly Father wants you to say, but I can help you prepare.
Photo courtesy of © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Latter-day Saints attend worship services each Sunday.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Every so often, various news media, and individuals, portray Mormon women as oppressed, devalued and what not.
It's one of those tired stereotypes that never seems to die.
With over 15 million members, the Church has a lot of women in it's ranks. It's hard to attach any accurate stereotypes to that many people.
Photo courtesy of © 2014 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. New members of the Young Women General Board. [You can see they are a diverse group and so are Mormon women.]