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 ...

How To Remove the “Ads” From Your PayPal Account

If you want to send or receive money other than via check or cash, PayPal as become the go-to tool for it. This is mostly because it was the first service to offer those solutions. Now, with a lot of competition and innovation in the finance arena, it seems behind the times and overly-complicated to accomplish the most basic tasks. Still, because "everybody" has it, it's still a necessary evil. I find it ve ...

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A Date Night That Might Actually Change Your Life (or Help You Do It)

As I recently watched MLH contributor Kurt Francom interview Joseph Grenny (one of the authors of Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success), I was amazed to realize his organization had done extensive research on the effectiveness of home and visiting teaching. Though he only touched on it briefly, I found it fascinating: there is no statistical relationship between number (or percentage) of vis ...

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Activity Registrations Using WordPress & Participants Database

Some time ago I was asked to create a website where Church youth could register for Stake activities. Our Stake takes part in a regional youth Prom where several Stakes come together to make a special evening for the Youth. This “Mormon Prom” provides a good, wholesome, modest environment for youth to celebrate a special evening with their friends—both members and non-members alike. In addition, we have our ...

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Study the Scriptures in Greek & Hebrew the Easy Way

Even a little knowledge of Hebrew and Greek can enhance your understanding of the scriptures, bringing you closer to comprehending their meaning. There are online tools that offer the chance to dive into a deeper study and potentially learn the original scripture languages in the process. John Dyer of the Dallas Theological Seminary has created a web app which is both powerful and easy to use. http://www.bi ...

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The Power of Questions 2: The Golden If/Then Question

The previous article in this series covered how to use closed-ended questions to discover a problem, when you had a clear understanding of the steps the person needs to take to progress, repent, or otherwise better themselves and their life. But what about when you don't have that understanding? Or when the possibilities are too numerous to ask about each one? Or what about when you resolve the concern they ...

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Get Free Frequent Flyer Miles to Visit LDS Church History Sites

I want to stand in the Sacred Grove. I'd like to see Carthage Jail. How cool would it be to visit the Hill Cumorah? What if I told you that you could do all of these things and pay little to nothing for your flights, hotels, and even your rental car? If you're like me before 3 years ago, these are "someday" dreams - timeless hopes without a basis for execution. Always prefaced by qualifiers like "It would b ...

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Using Asana to Manage Your Ward or Auxiliary – MLH Live Hangout #3

Previously I posted about using the excellent, free, "Getting Things Done" tool, Asana, in your ward or other church-related organization. Today, I interviewed Bishops & MLH-contributors Jeff VanDrimmelen and Kurt Francom about how they're using Asana to better organize their Bishopric's, ward council's, and auxiliaries. Both told me (and those viewing the live broadcast) about how Asana has helped them ...

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Housekeeping: No More Feedburner Emails, RSS Readers, & Design Updates

No More Feedburner Emails Previously we had an option where people could sign up for email updates via Feedburner. This has been killed as of today. If you were one of these subscribers, we'll send you an email encouraging you to signup for our new email newsletter, which is managed via MailChimp. The email newsletter signup form that's been in our sidebar (just to the right with the orange title bar) since ...

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How to Amass 250GB+ of FREE DropBox-Like Cloud Storage with Copy

This will only take you $25 (or less) and 2hrs time (or less), and save you potentially hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the years, vs paying for backup or cloud-sync storage. Limited Time Opportunity The key here is Copy, a new DrobBox-like service that's trying to grow it's userbase quickly and virally. They're offering a limited-time offer (they don't say when it will end) where you get 15GB of ...

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Use Google Translate to Break Down Language Barriers… in Church

Today at church I had a wonderful experience with a member of our ward that would not have been possible with Google.  We have a new member that was baptized recently in our ward from China.  She has a wonderful testimony, but struggles a bit with English.  She would like to go to the temple to do baptisms for the dead so it was my responsibility to meet with her and assess her preparation for the temple.   ...

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