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 ...

Use ‘Amazon Mom’ to Automate & Save on Diapers & Family Essentials

I just stumbled across Amazon Mom the other day. No, Amazon Mom is not a super-warrior mother of other warrior women, it's a program Amazon offer's targeted at mothers or anyone who is responsible for buying diapers and other essentials for babies and young children. Basically, you put diapers, wipes, and other items you might need to your Subscribe & Save list. Normally Amazon gives you a 5% discount o ...

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The Power of Questions 1: Finding the Problem by Questioning the Basics

The Power of Close-Ended Questions In lots of situations we're taught that we need to use "open-ended" questions. Meaning questions that can't result in a "yes" or a "no" answer. Close-ended: "do you like chocolate?" Open-ended: "how do you feel about chocolate?" Open-ended questions are generally more powerful because you learn the answer to the similar close-ended question, but you also get a lot more dat ...

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Using Mormon Words to Share the Gospel

I remember, as a student at the University of Utah, being in a classroom where I noticed one of my fellow students wearing a University of Michigan t-shirt. This came as no surprise to me because I had previously engaged in a conversation with him about his full-time mission to the state of Michigan. I then witnessed a conversation between him and another student whom was not a member of the church. The non ...

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DIY: Create Your Own Topical Guide

Have you ever met anyone that has an amazing mind for retention? You can typically find these freaks of nature teaching LDS institute at your local college. Any topic can come up and they confidently say, "That reminds me of a scripture; let's turn to it, shall we?" Contrast that with someone like myself. I usually say, "That reminds me of a scripture....let's see...was it in 2 Nephi? Maybe it was in the bo ...

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5 Ways PreparetoServe.com Makes Mission Prep Easier

Guest post by Alex Balinski When I received my mission call to Argentina in 2008, I wish there had been a resource like PreparetoServe.com. When I received my call, I was ecstatic to watch anything about Argentina. Unfortunately back then there were only one or two documentaries about Argentina we could find at the library. Now, with the explosion of Youtube, I no longer have difficulty finding videos about ...

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Be a Church Hacker: Teach Your Children to Be Quiet in Sacrament Meeting

Middle-aged Mormon Man has two excellent solutions for teaching children to behave and cooperate in Sacrament meeting and Church as a whole. One is focused around a punishment (gasp) and making "going to the hall" less-pleasant than sitting in the meeting. The other promotes a reward for good behavior. The Table Method Eventually they would fuss or cry to get carried out of the meeting. But instead of takin ...

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MLH 2012 Giveaway #5: Funny & Serious LDS Art

Okay, so it's not 2012 anymore. But that's okay, it was a great year to be a Mormon. The Church enjoyed unprecedented attention. So I'm going to ignore the fact that I'm weeks late on getting this final giveaway up, and pretend it's still 2012. Congratulations to our Giveaway 4 Winner! Congratulations to Angie Oliverson on winning 1 year of MyHeritage Premium Plus! We're still trying to confirm our other wi ...

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MLH Live Hangout 2 – Jan ’13

http://youtu.be/C229lRGsgw8 We're going to be doing our 2nd MLH Live Hangout on Google+. Here's the details: When: Sunday the 20th of Jan 2013 at 8PM Mountain Time. Where: Google+ Live Hangout - but check back here and we'll have the live streaming right in this post. What: Review our recent giveaways, hopefully with a few of our winners and/or sponsors Announcing our final giveaway (watch the show for a co ...

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MLH 2012 Giveaway #4: MyHeritage Genealogy

And... we're back! After a few days of needed R&R for Christmas and the surrounding days, I'm back to doing our giveaways! This one's for any Genealogists or anyone interested in Family History! Congratulations to our Giveaway 3 Winners! Congratulations to Nathan V. for winning our 1st place prize, including some awesome iOS apps, an iPad case, and more! Also congratulations to Angie O., our 2nd place i ...

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2012 MLH Giveaway 3: Apple Devices and Mac

Congratulations to our Giveaway 2 winners! Congratulations to Patrick Lynch and Dave McCabe our Giveaway #2 winners. Giveaway 3 is all about iPhone, iPod, & iPad Same rules as the first giveaway. This one ends Sat. the 22nd at midnight Pacific. Winners announced sometime on Sunday, along with the details for the next one. Prizes for Giveaway 3 For all you iOS users, we've got some great apps, plus an iP ...

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