January 5, 2017
Becoming a “Repentant Dater” Might Just Save Your Love Life premium
I have long believed that if dating were fun, no one would get married. Dating is an institution riddled with confused feelings and bad communication, and I don’t blame anyone who decides to give it up. However, is what we risk by not dating greater than we realize? In a talk in my ward last […]
April 30, 2016
What I Wish I Had Known the First Time I Caught My Husband Looking at Porn premium
When I was a 24-year-old new mom I caught my husband looking at pornography on our computer for the very first time. I didn’t know anything about pornography addiction. The Internet was brand new. Who knew this smut even existed on this thing called the World Wide Web? I naively believed him when he told […]
November 7, 2015
We’re Tired of the New Policy Debate Too, but Here’s Something Important premium
In the last few days, social media has become a veritable battleground over the new policy barring Church leaders from baptizing children of same-sex couples until the age of 18, and then, only when they’ve denounced same-sex relationships. The quiet way in which the policy was enacted has become a PR nightmare with members and […]
August 22, 2015
5 Dating Tips All Recent RMs Need to Succeed premium
You’re an elder or a sister missionary who has just stepped foot off of the plane ride home. The end of your mission is before you, and suddenly, there are looming decisions on your mind. What am I going to do for school? Where am I going to live? What am I going to study? […]
June 27, 2015
What is Love? – Thoughts on Obergefell v. Hodges premium
Love wins. By now, you’ve probably seen or heard these two words more than a hundred times. With the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision fresh off of the docket, which legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, the national dialogue has swiftly centered on the theme of love. Social media is filled with images of […]
June 14, 2015
3 Tips to Support a Friend Whose Spouse is Leaving the Church premium
This is part two of a recent post entitled: “Deciding To Love: Making It Through Your Spouse’s Faith Transition”, from an anonymous contributor. Part 1 can be read here. The full article is available at, and has been re-posted here with permission.   “What if you and your spouse are doing great, but you have a […]
June 11, 2015
Deciding To Love: Making It Through Your Spouse’s Faith Transition premium
The reality is that there aren’t a lot of easy answers. I don’t always know how my husband and I are going to handle it tomorrow or next year or ten years from now, so I don’t want to pretend that I have everything figured out, but what I can offer is a list of […]