Are Mormons too critical?


The LDS church and culture have so many elements that keep us busy. Family Home Evening, Quorom activities, Mutual, Relief Society activities, General Conference, priesthood duties, callings, home and visiting teaching, to name a few. Because we have so much expected of us and we believe that one day we’ll become perfected we’re critical of others.  But how much…

Why you should Stop trying to do Missionary Work


Ever since the beginning of humanity we have been doing Missionary Work.  Throughout the Old Testament it is filled with Prophets leaving the comforts of their homes to tell people there was something greater.  It is a commandment given directly and plainly by our Master, Jesus Christ when He said “Go ye into all the world, and…

8 things NOT to say when sharing the gospel


1. “I can’t _______” As Latter-day Saints there are some things we shouldn’t eat, or do, or watch. But that’s the thing. We shouldn’t. It’s not that we can’t. We are choosing a higher path.  Saying “I can’t drink alcohol but if I weren’t Mormon I totally would” shows little faith in the revelations God has…

Why marrying a convert was the best decision of my life


I’m part of the Mormon stock that people joke about.  You know, the kind who comes from polygamy decent, has 7 brothers and sisters, was born in the church, had 100% seminary attendance, and followed in the footsteps of his 4 older brothers who went on missions.  One distinguishing fact about me is I’m not from Utah, but…

Worth more than Gold


It’s worth more than Gold. Millions have claimed a claim so bold. This masterpiece written for our day. Witnesses of a living God if you’ll pray. Come look, and see What the Savior would want you to be. If like Parley P. Pratt, you’ll skip a meal. Then I promise you’ll feel. The Spirit of the Lord…

8 ways to Make a Mormon roll their eyes


We’re used to being persecuted and attacked.  Lies have been told about us ever since the beginning of the Restoration of the Gospel.  But 184 years of misconceptions? This is long overdue so let’s put them to rest.  Or at least try. There’s nothing that makes Latter-Day Saints more prone to roll their eyes than some…

Breaking News: Mormons ARE Christians


Chris·tian : a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ   Even Merriam-Webster gets it.   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also nicknamed the ‘Mormon Church’ has been attacked and persecuted since it was founded in 1830.  Because its founder Joseph Smith claimed revelation from God the Father and Jesus…

Why you shouldn’t go on YOUR mission


Missionary work is difficult and daunting.  Exhausting and endless, it seems.  But that’s not the point here. How many of you have heard a returned missionary utter this phrase: “When I was on my mission”? When this happens I often think to myself “your mission?” When a mission call is given it will read “Dear Elder or Sister _______, You…

8 ways The Book of Mormon will change your life


I staggered out of the airport lugging 2 heavy pieces of baggage, a backpack strapped on both shoulders, and blood shot eyes. I had finally completed the 30 hour journey from the USA to Durban, South Africa.  I squinted as I glanced up at the overbearing African sun.  It’s the same one I had known on the other side of the world, but it felt much more intense. …