Category Archives: Families

Asperger’s Syndrome: Finding the Center of the Storm, Part 2

By blog contributer, Catherine Dooley Part 2 of 2 My humble prayers were answered as I spoke with a friend of church.  As I described my son’s struggles and his odd behaviors, she asked me if I had taken him in to be tested for Asperger’s syndrome. I didn’t know what Asperger’s was, so I…

The Girl’s Guide to Baby Making and Infertility, Part 3

By blog contributor, Marie Biddle Part 3: The Clinical Why does the waiting room of a fertility clinic feel like the lobby to death’s door? No one looks at you directly. No one smiles. No happy laughter while looking through a magazine. Not even soothing elevator music to calm the nerves. I guess a place…

Asperger’s Syndrome: Finding the Center of the Storm, Part 1

By Blog Contributor, Catherine Dooley Part 1 of 2 “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I…

The Girl’s Guide to Baby Making and Infertility: Part 2

By blog contributor, Marie Biddle Part 2:  Red It was odd that no one else got food poisoning that day. Maybe my chicken was undercooked? A bad smore? The throw ups hadn’t lasted very long and they were strange in nature. I went from lying in bed to “I’m gonna lose my cookies ASAP!” Then…

Charitable Read: An Opportunity to Help Guatemala’s Least Fortunate

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The Girl’s Guide to Baby Making and Infertility, Part 1

By blog contributor, Marie Biddle  Part 1:   Everythings fine…right? I was going through some old boxes the other day, and found needles and a bottle of pills. While this sounds a little like something you would find in dark alleys with rainy awnings, the locating of these items made me cry. They were my old tools. Tools…

Becoming Mormon: My Search for Happiness

By Blog Contributor, Tonya Hartsog When my Mom was almost 5 months pregnant with me she suffered a heart attack that the doctors had mistakenly diagnosed as a new type of influenza. She was left untreated and at one point her legs were so filled with fluid, it would seep from her legs as she…

Holy Women, Elevated Aims

By Alison Satterwhite What is holiness?  In ancient as well as modern times, the word ‘holy’ has implied moral character or being set apart for a sacred purpose.  If we are to reach our highest potential as women, holiness must certainly be our aim. In fact, it is more than a lofty ambition; it is…

The Most Important Work You Will Ever Do

“No success can compensate for failure in the home.” ~David O. McKay, a prophet “The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your own home.” ~Harold B. Lee, a prophet video courtesy http://www.lds.org via youtube “These recognitions from government, state, and city leaders…are most gratifying. They know what creates nations…

Linking Generations: Baptisms for the Dead

The Kirtland Temple “In the great vision in the Kirtland Temple, Elijah the prophet appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and committed the keys of temple work and the sealing power into Joseph Smith’s hands. This fulfilled Malachi’s prophecy that Elijah would be sent ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to…

No Tongue Nor Pen Can Tell the Sorrow

This is the harrowing account of my 3rd great-grandmother’s journey to find religious freedom and tolerance. As retold by Claire Haynie 1866 Margaret McBride My Name is Margaret Howard McBride and I am 52 years old. I have lived here in the Salt Lake valley for almost 10 years. My physical journey to the valley…

What Matters Most

courtesy “mormon messages” via youtube.com “…it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.” ~Dieter Uchtdorf, an apostle “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci “It is said that any virtue when taken to an extreme can become a vice. Overscheduling our…

Uniting Families Eternally

One of the most exciting and beautiful doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the doctrine of temples.  In temples, covenants are made and ordinances such as vicarious baptisms for the dead, marriages, and endowments are performed –all of which serve to unite families eternally and bring us home individually to our Heavenly Father.…

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. All human beings—male and…