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“Large families, large houses, traditional role models, and single incomes”

November 18th, 2014 by MC

Those words would be as good an answer as I could give to the question originally addressed to Conan the Barbarian: “What is best in life?”

But they’re actually taken from this passage: (more…)

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November 18th, 2014 02:31:03

Belated but worth posting

November 14th, 2014 by Vader

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November 14th, 2014 18:35:19

Participating in Your Own Life

November 14th, 2014 by G.

I wrote this post in my head, wide awake at 3 AM in an uncomfy bed.

Not the actual bed

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November 14th, 2014 13:19:25

Family Ghosts

October 31st, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.  All is not well in Zion, but there are still pearls in the field. Brother Joseph and  Brother Brigham can rest content.

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October 31st, 2014 10:41:33

Growing Grass and Growing Kids

October 30th, 2014 by G.

I have a big, green lawn that wraps around the house. I just finished scattering gypsum and reseeding a few bare patches. That’s my lawncare routine: fertilizer once or twice a year, gypsum once or twice a year, pull dandelions, maybe spray for dandelions when my dander gets up, and reseed occasionally.  My kids mow it (high), and I water well. This is not a demanding routine. But it seems to work. My lawn isn’t manicured but it is cool and soft and looks inviting.

Lawns have a bad rap. They take up too much time, they take up too much space, they take up too much water. Water, I don’t think people should care about. Water is a renewable resource. Dearth of water in any one area is just a technical and political problem.

Lawns do take up some time and space. But so do kids. If kids are what your lawn is for, it takes away the problem. (more…)

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October 30th, 2014 10:00:17

Get Thee a Son

October 28th, 2014 by G.

On Mormon manliness. (more…)

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October 28th, 2014 10:51:15

No Wonder Canada is Better Governed than the US

October 27th, 2014 by G.

I would be proud to be led by one of these men.

 

After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, Members of Parliament snapped close to 15 flagpoles to make sharp weapons.

Some positioned themselves on risers that flanked doors, ready to attack an assailant.

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October 27th, 2014 07:45:18

Temple Secrets Revealed

October 22nd, 2014 by John Mansfield

So, the LDS Church has released a four minute video explaining, and displaying, the garments and robes of the holy priesthood used by those endowed in LDS temples. (link) This probably reminded many of the publication in 1912 of James Talmage’s book The House of the Lord. David Rolph Seely explains:

On 16 September 1911, the Salt Lake Tribune published an account of certain individuals who had secretly taken pictures of the interior of the Salt Lake Temple and who had attempted to sell them to the church. The headlines read: “Photographs secretly taken of Mormon Temple’s interior; sent for sale to Church chief. President replies: Church will not negotiate with thieves and blackmailers.'” (more…)

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October 22nd, 2014 06:59:15

The .22 Calibre Anthem

October 20th, 2014 by Man SL

You, sir, are an American hero.

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October 20th, 2014 14:32:47

The War on Football

October 08th, 2014 by Man SL

is the war on male aggression is the war on boys. It’s the same thing.

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October 08th, 2014 07:20:22

Negative Definitions

September 25th, 2014 by Man SL

What a decent respect for the opinions of mankind and a genteel disdain for public controversy does NOT look like, here.

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September 25th, 2014 11:44:23

Restrictive Standards

September 03rd, 2014 by Man SL

Standards are always restrictive. Otherwise they wouldn’t be standards.

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September 03rd, 2014 15:06:49

Promised Land Chiasmus in 1 Nephi Chapter 2

September 03rd, 2014 by G.

There is a chiastic structure in 1 Nephi Ch. 2. After God commands Lehi to depart. (more…)

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September 03rd, 2014 11:30:55

Patriarchy, Feminism, and Complementarianism

August 29th, 2014 by G.

An important essay by Dr. Charlton. Worth grappling with.

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August 29th, 2014 06:17:18

Iron Love and Velvet Hate: Juxtapositions II

August 21st, 2014 by G.

The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

-Proverbs 12:10 (more…)

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August 21st, 2014 12:45:00