Title: Must read article!

Category: Youth
Date published: November 5th, 2013
Meridian Magazine – The Savior’s Last Lecture – Meridian Magazine – LDS, Mormon and Latter-day Saint News and Views

Title: Unsteady Dating Slideshow

Category: Youth
Date published: June 28th, 2012

Slideshow of how much fun it is for teens to unsteadily date!

Title: Should We Sponsor Youth Dances?

Category: Parents
Date published: September 19th, 2012

The article published in Meridian today certainly stirred some emotion.  I HIGHLY suggest anybody who thinks kids need to experience emotional intimacy prior to their missions read the responses to my previous post, “The Day We Lose Our Youth.”

Title: The Day We Lose Our Youth

Category: Parents
Date published: August 22nd, 2012

You can read my latest Meridian article at the following link

Some of the comments are interesting.  It still appears as if people think it’s inevitable that kids will mess up and then repent.  Why do they insist on doing it the hard way?


Title: Western Parents

Category: Parents
Date published: August 13th, 2012

This is what Amy Chau said about permissive (“Western”) parents in the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  What do you think?

“Western parents just keep repeating things like ‘You have to give our children the freedom to pursue their passion’ when it’s obvious that the ‘passion’ is just going to turn out to be Facebook for ten hours…No wonder Western parents get thrown into nursing homes when they’re old!…When their kids fail at something, instead of telling them to work harder, the first thing Western parents is bring a lawsuit.”

She concludes that our founding fathers never intended Americans to be so permissive: “Ben Franklin said, ‘If thou loveth life, never EVER wasteth time,’ Thomas Jefferson said, ‘I’m a huge believer in luck, and the harder I work the more I have of it.’ And Alexander Hamilton said, ‘Don’t be whiner.’”