Now that we understand what it means to protect the solitude of our partners, let’s explore what it means to be truly close.
Pushing us toward marriage without teaching us what it means to have a good relationship feels like being blindfolded at the start of an obstacle course.
My concern is that statements like “I know the Church is true,” are more about chasing doubts away than they are about authentic belief.
There are aspects of a Faith Crisis, mine in particular, I wouldn’t wish on anyone. There are, however, aspects of a Faith Crisis that I would. A Faith Crisis can either be the end of one’s spirituality or the gateway to a more mature, robust, and dynamic spiritual life.
I began research for this article the day before the death of President Thomas S. Monson. My notes and thoughts took on a whole new meaning to me once I heard he passed away. My heart goes out to those grieving the loss of this truly exceptional person.
If we adopt the mindset within the Church that pornography addicts are evil or unwanted, we are ostracizing people who need more love and connection, not less of it.
"As soon as we think we know something for sure, that we have the complete story, we just shut the door on anything new coming.”
It is the ultimate manifestation of ignorance to think the teachings of Jesus Christ justify anything less than unconditional love for every member of the human family.