Here is a secondary reason why its important that men value chastity. (more…)
Marriage is theater. It is the stage and the back stage. It is the play and also the players. (more…)
I like hard-nosed, no-nonsense spirituality. I don’t like guff.
Marriage is at the core of Mormon spirituality. Marriage and dating, are also, in this culture, swaddled in yards and yards of guff. (more…)
“I don’t know. No reason.” You have just been asked why you wore that shirt today. You don’t recall. Impulse maybe. It doesn’t matter and it’s not worth talking about.
But if your choice did matter, there should be a reason. When you knock at the gates of heaven (who has ears to hear, let him hear), when you are asked “why have you come?” you should have something better to say than “I don’t know. No reason.” (more…)
I’m probably the last person to realize that the word sex, meaning copulation, originally came from sex, meaning man and woman. (more…)
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?”
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I wrote this post in my head, wide awake at 3 AM in an uncomfy bed.
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.
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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On Mormon manliness. (more…)
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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.