Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

I feel that too often we concern ourselves with if and when Christ forgave the woman in adultery. But if you drop your stone for a minute and put yourself in her shoes, you recognize the full import of Christ's message here.

Perfecting the saints without perfectionism

Last week, I wrote about the Sunday School lesson I taught to the youth on the importance of commandments. This week, my co-teacher continued the discussion. The lesson was technically titled "How can I help others understand my standards." I was thinking how I would teach such a lesson, and I would have centered it... Continue Reading →

Weeding out guilt culture from Mormon culture

My mind has been turned recently due to a constellation of reading material and personal interactions to the topic of guilt. Guilt seems to have become a widespread phenomenon within the Church-- and particularly in the LDS LGBT community. It seems to be an ever-present burden, and the negative aspects of it have caused some... Continue Reading →

Spring has got me in the mood to repent!

Take cold showers in the morning.  Don't do it all at once.  Start with a warm shower, and then turn down the temperature for about 30 seconds before getting out. Thanks to Daily Stoic for this idea.  Feeling the stoicism groove here! Help increase the meaning of my nightly prayer with my wife by discussing... Continue Reading →

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