The Eye Witness of President Eyring in the Happiness of Marriage

Given at a conference on marriage hosted at the Vatican.

Things Kids Do That Are Unacceptable For Adults to Do

To Receive it All

What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?

Job 2:10

Alaura Reads!

Family Photos Fall 2014

Thanks for taking most of these, mi madre! <3 I'm going to claim that beautiful solo shot of the loveliest April. I'm proud of the shot and the woman!

A Lot of Recent Life


We made it as a family to see "Meet the Mormons" this weekend. It was awesome. Lots of special people, thoughts, and moments -- on the screen and in the seats next to me.

I Won't Let You Down, My Love

Mark Zuckerberg Gives Chinese Q&A

He goes on for like 30 minutes in the full video. Obviously, his audience is stunned. It's really fun to listen to. Kudos, Mark!

A New Day for the Book of Mormon


April and I watched the documentary film, A New Day for the Book of Mormon together recently. It was very interesting to see people of many different backgrounds talking about the Book of Mormon thoughtfully. It was refreshing. I thought it was a good example of a public discourse where people of different ideologies could speak peaceably with one another. That is a skill worth revitalizing in our modern-day discourses. I also loved hearing about how the Book of Mormon touched people spiritually and piqued others' interest to the point of feeling compelled to give it the focused attention and inquisition it commands.

Sacred Temple Clothing

This was such a good introduction to the sacred nature of the Mormon temple garments. It was touching to me. I think it will be so to other respectful people.

Contributions of a Home

david o mckay

I feel that the first contribution of the home to the happiness of the child is to impress him with the fact that there are bounds beyond which he cannot go with safety; second, to teach him to be considerate of the rights of others; third, to have him feel that home is a place where confidences and consolations are exchanged; and fourth, to have him cherish the thought that home is a haven of seclusion and rest from the worries and perplexities of life

President David O. McKay, referenced in A Parent's Guide

Women Who Make a Home

Women who make a house a home make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations. Who can put a price tag on the influence a mother has on her children, a grandmother on her posterity, or aunts and sisters on their extended family?

We cannot begin to measure or calculate the influence of women who, in their own ways, build stable family life and nurture for everlasting good the generations of the future. The decisions made by the women of this generation will be eternal in their consequences.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, in Standing for Something

Remembered at a recent funeral of a dear grandmother. #sharegoodness

A Raft of Our Own Biases

It seems to be a trait of humanity to assume that we are right even when we are wrong. And if that is the case, what hope is there for any of us? Are we destined to drift aimlessly on an ocean of conflicting information, stranded on a raft we have poorly pieced together from our own biases?

...I tell you this: God cares about you. He will listen, and He will answer your personal questions. The answers to your prayers will come in His own way and in His own time.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, in Receiving a Testimony of Light and Truth

Truly, He Loves Us

God will not act to make us something we do not choose by our actions to become. Truly He loves us, and because He loves us, He neither compels nor abandons us. Rather He helps and guides us. Indeed, the real manifestation of God’s love is His commandments.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, in Free Forever, to Act For Themselves