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January 27, 2017

Recently a woman who was asking for my advice said, “My 10-year-old son, Benjamin, will not do what I say. I know he hears me but he just ignores me when I talk to him. How can I get him to listen to me? I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but it’s like his heart is hard...

January 26, 2017

I hope this day seems a blessing to you. Whether you are at the top of the mountain of joy, or in a deep ravine of difficulty, each day we are granted breath to live, learn, and understand more about ourselves, the Plan, and about others – there are blessings to obtain...

January 23, 2017

Protecting Yourself and Escaping from Domestic Violence

Getting out of an abusive or violent relationship isn’t easy. Maybe you’re still hoping that things will change or you’re afraid of what your partner will do if he discovers you’re trying to leave. Whatever your re...

January 20, 2017

“The Perfect Lie”—Tiffany Webster’s dynamic talk (in the “Hope Works” series on the Mormon Channel) brought it all back. As she described her idealistic goals and how she chased perfection (in both looks and performance) only to crash in discouragement, I realized that...

January 20, 2017

We had family home evening at my brother’s home and several siblings came.  One sister was deeply concerned about a sister-in-law who has advanced cancer, and what that family member might expect.  We discussed pain medications and other medical options.  My brother wh...

January 20, 2017

The following is part 17 of a series from the book, Drawing Heaven into Your Marriage. To see the previous section, click here.

There is one little ploy that is at the center of much of the world’s work on marriage. It is called active listening. It involves r...

January 3, 2017

Instead of inconveniences and irritations, some people see goodness and blessings. One of my heroes is John Glenn. He is a hero because of his pioneering space accomplishments both as a young man and as a mature man. He was a conscientious politician. But perhaps he wa...

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