DEAR JEFF: Straightforward LDS Temple Prep (99¢ SALE and a FREE PRINT)

DEAR JEFF: Straightforward LDS Temple Prep (99¢ SALE and a FREE PRINT)

Because the temple is a sacred topic, we Mormons often hesitate to discuss it. But sometimes that means we neglect one of the most important parts of the gospel. Just over a year a ...

Chat the Gospel

Chat the Gospel

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are becoming comfortable sharing gospel related content online. We are becoming comfortable inviting others to com ...

How to Stream Clean Flicks with VidAngel

How to Stream Clean Flicks with VidAngel

Did you ever hear of ClearPlay? Our family had one, and we loved it. It's a DVD player that allows you to filter all the sex, violence, and profanity out of movies. I'll be honest, ...

Easy and FREE Family Internet Filter (for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and everything else)

Easy and FREE Family Internet Filter (for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and everything else)

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION You can install an internet filter on your family computer. But that's not going to affect your kid's iPod. Or your exchange student's tablet. Or any o ...

Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

I've read a lot of posts and seen a lot of videos and other things encouraging people to get off their phones and live in the "real world." I even know people who talk about divorc ...

Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

I originally posted this on my personal blog (http://blog.jwashburn.com ), but I'm cross-posting here because I know many of you will be interested. A couple weeks ago, I signed up ...

Review of the Republic Wireless Beta Phone (Moto Defy XT) & Service

Review of the Republic Wireless Beta Phone (Moto Defy XT) & Service

Republic Wireless is a revolutionary (in the disruptive-innovation sense) new phone carrier. Currently it's shipping the popular Why? They offload as much of your phone calls and d ...

DEAR JEFF: Straightforward LDS Temple Prep (99¢ SALE and a FREE PRINT)

Because the temple is a sacred topic, we Mormons often hesitate to discuss it. But sometimes that means we neglect one of the most important parts of the gospel. Just over a year ago, I posed a question to you MormonLifeHacker readers. And it's been one of our most popular posts. I wanted to know what was good and what was lacking in your temple prep. And the conversation was enlightening. I'm a writer, so ...

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Chat the Gospel

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are becoming comfortable sharing gospel related content online. We are becoming comfortable inviting others to come unto Christ via our various social media streams. The Church produces shareable content at an astonishing rate, and many members contribute their own fantastic content, as well. But there's a less discussed aspect of social tech ...

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How to Stream Clean Flicks with VidAngel

Did you ever hear of ClearPlay? Our family had one, and we loved it. It's a DVD player that allows you to filter all the sex, violence, and profanity out of movies. I'll be honest, most of the movies we watched didn't need it that much, but it was very good at removing the proverbial cockroaches from the ice cream. I'll be honest about something else. I haven't watched a DVD in ages. Streaming is the name o ...

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Easy and FREE Family Internet Filter (for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and everything else)

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION You can install an internet filter on your family computer. But that's not going to affect your kid's iPod. Or your exchange student's tablet. Or any other device that's connecting through your router. It will only filter the one device it's installed on. Well, I just discovered that there's a better way to help protect your family from the worst parts of the internet. It's not ...

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Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

I've read a lot of posts and seen a lot of videos and other things encouraging people to get off their phones and live in the "real world." I even know people who talk about divorcing their smartphone altogether, going back to a dumb phone, or even no mobile phone at all. I think that's admirable: to want to put people and family above technology. Here's my personal problem with it: I DON'T WANT TO GO BACKW ...

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Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

I originally posted this on my personal blog (http://blog.jwashburn.com ), but I'm cross-posting here because I know many of you will be interested. A couple weeks ago, I signed up for Republic Wireless. If you haven’t heard, they’re a cellular provider that offers unlimited calling and texting for just $10/month. Also, it’s not a contract, so you can quit at any time. How do they offer such ridiculously lo ...

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Review of the Republic Wireless Beta Phone (Moto Defy XT) & Service

Republic Wireless is a revolutionary (in the disruptive-innovation sense) new phone carrier. Currently it's shipping the popular Why? They offload as much of your phone calls and data to WiFi, as possible. That means they can charge a fraction of the price of normal carriers, while still offering complete Sprint coverage/service when WiFi is not available. I have not yet used their service (though I hope to ...

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Tithing Settlement In 2 Days (Share This Gift With Your Bishopric)

If you're not a member of a bishopric, please share this with a member of yours. The gift of time might be the best thing you can give them this Christmas season. Tithing settlement for most members of the Church is a short event where you show up at the church with your family, review your records briefly, then sit down with the Bishop to declare whether or not you're a full tithe payer, and then chat with ...

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LDS Symbol Cards on Kickstarter

These make me excited—like I'm risking my life on an adventure with Robert Langdon (the hero of The DaVinci Code) and the ancient secret we're after lies hidden beneath layers of cryptic symbols. (But I like to let my imagination run wild.) It's actually a Kickstarter project called LDS Symbol Cards (being put together by my new friend Steven Reed). I was given a complimentary set, and I'd like to tell you ...

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What Tom Clancy Had to Say About Mormons & the Temple

I used to read a lot of fiction. In Jr High and Highschool, my favorite author was Tom Clancy. Mr Clancy died 2 days ago on Oct 1st, at 66. He was a master story teller when it came to current events and the political/military thriller. He single-handedly reinvented the genre, with a focus on technical depth and realism that most modern thrill writers still fail to capture. Jack Ryan, his main character, an ...

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