Dear Son, I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. First and foremost, I want you to always remember your divine identity in the grand tapestry of God’s plan. Our journey on this earth is guided by divine teachings, and as you navigate life’s paths, it’s crucial to hold fast to the principles that […]
Do you, like me, sometimes find yourself questioning God’s timing in your life? I think we can all relate to looking heavenward and wondering where Divine intervention is, as we or our loved ones seem to be denied righteous longings and suffer beyond reason. Hard things happen to good people, and we could spend all […]
In a world where the battlefield has largely shifted from the physical to the psychological, intrusive thoughts—unwelcome, involuntary, and often distressing—pose a significant threat to our peace of mind. If you’re on a journey towards self-mastery, as described in “Peak” by Anders Ericsson and “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, these intrusive thoughts can interfere with […]
Just as an athlete undergoes rigorous training to hone his skills, our minds also need disciplined training to master our thoughts and achieve our desired goals. This article will explore the concept of thought sequencing, its importance, and how mastering it can lead to self-mastery. Decoding Thought Sequencing In the journey of self-improvement, one of […]
Alright, listen up guys, let me share something really surprising with you: the idea of artificial motivators, something that’s not truly sincere but still pushes you forward. I used to think we should always be absolutely sincere with what drives us. I’ll tell you a story to illustrate this. Once, I set myself a goal […]
As we navigate through life, stress is inevitable. But how do we manage stress and maintain emotional balance? This article explores the concept of balance in our lives, drawing inspiration from the idea of a pendulum and its inverted counterpart, the metronome. We’ll discuss ways to reduce stress, pull out of apathy, and create effective […]
One of the great mysteries in human behavior is when an individual does things that contradicttheir own value system. Most young men who seek treatment for sexual addictions have a strong desire to serve an LDS mission, get married in an LDS temple and aspire to become worthy fathers and strong spiritual leaders. Many are […]
Recent studies continue to demonstrate the positive connection between having a father in the home and the influence that father’s can have on child development. The presence of a father in the home positivity correlates with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out […]
(Parts of this blog post were taken from the book Never a Happier Time. You can get a FREE ebook copy HERE.) For many individuals, sexual addiction and in particular looking at pornography and masturbation feels like a battle. It isn’t a battle with physical weapons. It is a drawn-out psychological biochemical war with an extremely skilled and experienced […]
One of my favorite times during any day is the opportunity I have to communicate with Heavenly Father. While I still feel as though I am continuing to learn what it means to pray and how I can properly communicate with my Heavenly Father there are a few principles within prayer that allow me to […]
“They’ll never make it in the world”, “they are too soft”, “they don’t need more love they need to be disciplined”, “they don’t know the value of true hard work”, etc. How often do we hear these kinds of statements in reference to the younger generations of today? How often do we find ourselves believing […]
(Parts of this blog post were taken from the book Never a Happier Time. You can get a FREE ebook copy HERE.) There are a wide variety of tactics that the enemy regularly employs to bring us into bondage and subjection to him through things like Pornography and Masturbation. In the first eight verses of Alma 46 in the […]
We are constantly at war spiritually and sometimes even physically. We can find ourselves losing some of these battles and falling into both spiritual and physical bondage. One form of bondage is “addiction.”
Letting our children have cell phones is like giving them venomous snakes and hoping they won’t get bit. Rationalizing or believing our children won’t wander into dangerous paths via technology is ignorant.
What does it mean to live a value-based lifestyle? How does that impact a person in their ability to function and become the person they want to be? How does it compare to living a shame-based lifestyle and having a shame-based recovery?