Tag 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 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…

5 Reasons Why I Believe

By Alison Satterwhite Although most people ask the question, “What do Mormon’s believe?”, often what they really want to know is “Why?” Aside from receiving a personal confirmation of the doctrine, I realized that these questions work together harmoniously to solidify the answers in my heart.  In other words, the reason ‘why’ I believe is…

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…

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…