The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: Book Notes

On my notes about Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I put much more extensive analysis of Rands overall philosophies, and how they are in many ways, related to doctrines of the restored gospel, and the extent to which they are not. Please see that article, which is important to understand how Rands works can beRead more

Whisperings: The Still Small Voice of Conscience: Essay by Joel Skousen

When you finish reading this, you may not view life in quite the same way again—even if you are indifferent about, or passionately dislike, what I have to say.   I do not claim or presume that the reader will actually change what he or she is. That’s a more difficult and individualized process. But whatRead more

LatterdayConservative.com Lectures, Featuring Joel Skousen, Stephen Pratt, Scott Bradley, Ken Bowers, Michael Gaddy, Noolander & Chuck Baldwin, Christian Markham, etc. Topics Include Constitution, Globalists, Inflation, War, 9/11, Zion, America, Unknown Republic, Secret Combinations, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Two Churches Only, Isaiah, Food Storage, etc.– Lecture Notes

Here are my notes on many of the brilliant lectures which can be found at LatterDayConservative.com Sections: The True (Religious) History of America by Ken Bowers – Lecture Notes 2016 Joel Skousen – Lecture Notes 9/11 & Conspiracy by Joel Skousen & Steven Jones – Lecture Notes Joel Skousen on Inflation War Globalists Conspiracy &Read more

BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT PLAN FOR ADDICTION: 10 Basic Concepts of Addiction, 5 Signs of Addiction, 3 Reasons Why We Abuse Substance, 5 Recovery Stages, 4 Milestones for Recovery, 4 Progressive Stages of Substance Abuse, Sobriety Tracking, Transparency Via Therapeutic Essay Writing, Boundaries: The Personal Jihad / Taking Up The Cross, Group Therapy Strategies, Teen Brain, Spiritual Exploration & Conquest, 3 Stances for Recovery

Introduction:   Addiction is seen not only in illegal drug use or alcohol use, but also in pornography use, and abuse of common foods leading to decreased life satisfaction, chronic illness, and premature death. Addiction of any type will hurt our bodies and our spirits. We must train our spirits and our bodies to beRead more

Emotional Self Reliance by Elder Boyd K Packer – Lecture Excerpts

The following is an excerpt from a BYU Devotional in 1975 by then Elder Boyd K. Packer called Self Reliance (perhaps better titled Emotional Self Reliance) (for full text and video https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/boyd-k-packer_self-reliance/), suggesting that emotional self-reliance is akin to temporal self-reliance, that we should primarily turn to God and our family members, then the church,Read more

4 Steps To Authoritative Parenting by BYU Professor Julie Haupt

Discipline with love Keep a cool head Correctly assess the situation Look for ways to teach (if safety is not an immediate concern) Administer the mildest form of discipline that will work Show forth increased love (see D&C 121:41-45) Individualize the approach To treat you fairly I must treat you differently Study the children’s varyingRead more

Homemaking a ‘Real Job’: One Mother’s Response

(Author unknown) Setting: Career Days at school; daughter wants her mother to present her “job” at career days but principal says no because homemaking is not a “real job.” This is that mother’s actual reply: “Dear Ms. Brown, of course, homemaking or domestic labor is not an official job as specified by the Department ofRead more

Voting Your Conscience Doesn’t Violate Tolerance or Separation of Church & State

Video of this presentation click here. The video goes into more depth and clear explanation than the following text:   People confuse the separation of church and state to mean that you shouldn’t be able to say any social policy with your church also happens to hold in the state realm.   For example, manyRead more

Government: Authors, Sites, Forums, etc.

-heterodoxacademy.org shows that the social sciences are increasingly bias toward liberal views -Patriot reading list by age and category http://www.hearthstoneplan.org/uploads/5/0/5/0/50504815/patriots_reading_list.pdf -AFA.net – the American Family Association: Boycotts against company’s hostile to Christians and American family values. -Free Economics Courses: MR University mru.org -Joel Skousen – WorldAffairsBrief.com -ConstitutionParty.com -Ben Shapiro – DailyWire.com -LatterDayConservative.com, -YAF.org Young America’sRead more

Is Genesis History? – Documentary Notes

Caution: these are my notes on my understanding of the presentation, and do not exactly capture the ideas presented.   -Mt. Saint Helens made geological structures which we usually attribute to being extremely old. Deep bedrock can be cut in just a few days with powerful mudslides. Catastrophic processes can make big things happen fast.Read more

President Hinckley Outlines our Top Priorities

“Each of us has a fourfold responsibility. First, we have a responsibility to our families. Second, we have a responsibility to our employers. Third, we have a responsibility to the Lord’s work. Fourth, we have a responsibility to ourselves.   First, it is imperative that you not neglect your families. Nothing you have is moreRead more

Resolution of Teenage Delinquency through Independent Family Structures

For decades now, we have been perplexed about crime and delinquency of teenagers. Is there something fundamentally chaotic about this age of the human being, or is there something about the way we treat them which triggers this rebellion? Let’s look at the most basic unit of society: the family. Adult divorce is through theRead more

Holy Inertia: How & Why Return Missionaries ‘Hit the Ground Running’ (Toward Marriage)

Some say returning from a mission is ending a fast of women. Indeed, the missionary has no romantic feelings, he is at war, and must focus lest he lose the battle. Some suggest that a man must not quickly marry like a man fasting thinks highly of simple bread & cheese, but should wait forRead more

The Family: A Proclamation to the World 1995 – Full Text

By The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Full text from https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (It remains aRead more

We are Wicked as Sodom – Prophet Quotes

-“…when I review the performance of this people in comparison with what is expected, I am appalled and frightened. Iniquity seems to abound. The Destroyer seems to be taking full advantage of the time remaining to him in this, the great day of his power. Evil seems about to engulf us like a great wave,Read more

The Law of the Gospel by Brad Wilcox – Full Text

From BYU Idaho Education Week, July 31, 2015 Text click here Video click here Over the last few days at Education Week we have learned much about the gospel, but what exactly is the gospel? The word comes from the Old English word godspell—god meaning good and spell meaning story or news. The gospel then means good news, butRead more

God’s People are His Glory: A Key to Knowledge of Eternity

Mormon 8:15 defines the glory of God as his covenant people. God is full of glory, having a numerous people, and his glory grows forever, the more people come follow him. He continues to have children. He doesn’t rule over anyone save they are his child. That is how heaven works. It’s structured in families,Read more

Emulating the Godhead in the Pre-Mortal, Mortal, & Post-Mortal Existence

Overview: The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost is a spirit, and shows us how to live in a premortal state. Those who prove worthy there eventually come to an earth to live. Jesus Christ is another member of the Godhead. Jesus Christ came to this earth 2000 years agoRead more

Emulating God Through Health: Make Time, Eliminate Excuses, Develop the Taste for Zion, & A Few Things Healthy People Do

Sections: Emulating God Through Health Time for Health Eliminating Health Excuses Developing a Taste for Zion Culture Things Healthy People Do Why They Do It Emulating God Through Health Brigham Young said of the kingdom of heaven, how each person there is as breathtakingly beautiful as the next. That one would gasp and per adventureRead more

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – Book Notes & Commentary

I do not openly endorse Rand’s materials, but have found, as with the apocrypha, lots of good in them. If the reader can throw out the bad and keep the good, discerning which is which by the spirit of God, there are things here which can lead a soul to do good, work hard, andRead more

Jordan Peterson Videos & Notes

Peterson isn’t right on everything but who is. There are interesting insights from his lectures on psychology, sociology, government, etc. Peterson is a Christian, but his lectures can be meaningful to a broad audience.   Jordan Peterson: Why not just be childless and happy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z6k81PNySM ——————– Jordan Peterson – best comebacks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ0ln8gKvDI -the politically correctRead more

Little Sleep: What to Expect, How to Stay Awake, Polyphasic Sleep, Morning Routines

“My life like my shoes, worn out in the service of God.” -President Spencer W. Kimball -when much is at stake, you must lose the calendar, and just go full throttle. This means you sleep when you must, not when a clock says something. And when you must sleep, you do so incrementally, then getRead more

Adoption To The Household of the Gods

Part 1: PERPETUAL PARENTHOOD AS A PERPETUAL JOY Part 2: ADOPTION INTO THE FAMILY OF YOUR CHOOSING UNTO EXALTATION OR DAMNATION Part 3: HOW AN IMPERFECT MAN BECOMES A PERFECT GOD   Part 1: PERPETUAL PARENTHOOD AS A PERPETUAL JOY: —-The parent who watches his children grow has joy and sorrow, joy at their progress,Read more

The Forgotten Dream of Family Life

Fight for Your Dreams, But Dream Righteously It’s been said that you can accomplish about anything you put your mind to. Oft is heard the rallying cry toward students, salesmen with lofty monetary goals, and others, that you can win if you really focus, if you’re willing to sacrifice, etc. Then you ask yourself, “so,Read more

Give me a State of Refuge! The Dangers of Federal Homosexuality Laws

Excerpts from my comments in a debate over laws espousing homosexuality and enforced accommodation of homosexual lifestyles in places of business. Treated are the notions that the homosexual rights movement is erasing gender from society, and that I, having a religious view of the importance of gender, should be allowed to practice my religion inRead more

Keeping a Latter-day Saint Marriage Alive: Q&A

Excerpts from a conversation with a friend which have broad application.   Topics:   Disclaimer: Limitations of and Suggested Sources for 3rd Party Marriage Advice “My spouse wants to change me” “My partner says I’m not giving my best effort since we got married” “My partner complains that I’m a stay at home mom, saysRead more

Addiction Recovery Plan

Treatment Plan Outline by Nate Richardson PDF version including several images and clearer organization: addiction treatment plan by nate richardson Treatment will involve extensive training on the nature of addiction, wherein the following, including some basic possible structures for recovery, will be taught and enforced. Table of Contents 10 Basic Concepts of Addiction Signs ofRead more

Principles of Priority Family Creation as being Analogous to The Fall and Atonement

-Here we define “Family Creation” as 1. marriage and 2. childbearing -We often speak of the Fall of Adam & Eve as a fall “forward”. It was a good thing. That is a core doctrine of the restored gospel. They were stuck and the only way to advance was to fall forward, and praise GodRead more

Early Marriage and Parenthood Theory

Other similar reading at Richardson Studies: Family and Godhead in plan of salvation Exponential Exaltation Theory Great Expectations of Young People   List of points:   AGE OF MARY at her wedding and birth of Jesus “YOUNG” PEOPLE CAN DO GREAT, historic examples ARRANGED MARRIAGES have less divorces FORBIDDEN, THE YOUTH REBELS CAREER AT EARLIERRead more

Morality in Exchange for Equality: Ironic Feminism

Topics: modesty, feminism, cohabitation, rights, morality, premarital sex, the existence of right and wrong, rape, gun rights, out of marriage childbirth rates in 1950 vs now It seems strange to me that often women speaking for women’s rights are the ones who parade in the semi-nude in public, with extravagant amounts of cleavage, the mostRead more

Ministering: Friendly Missionary Work – A Joy, A Cross, A Time Travel Analogy, & Going Beyond Servitude

Sections: Befriending Others Time Travel: The Privilege and Cross of the Saviors To Minister: Not Just a Servant, But a Friend       Befriending Others -befriend those different than you. Travel from your planet to another’ to investigate the alien species, to learn to love it and help it rise with you. Each personRead more

Exponential Exaltation via Childbearing

Evidence of the Superior Individual Global Impact of bearing a Large Posterity   -for exclusive arithmetical evidence (the core of this theory) not featured on this page, see attached Excel Document here: Exponential Exaltation Theory by Nate Richardson, Updated 2-17-18, RichardsonStudies.com   I’ve calculated 6 generations (240 years) into the future to show the amountRead more

Children: An Heritage (Inheritance) of (from) The Lord: What & Why is a Parent here & in Eternity

For video of this presentation, click here. Are our children ours or do we return them to God later? Well, a bit of both. Join me for this thrilling exploration of eternal promises related to parents and their children, including the doctrine of adoption, which sheds more light on the eternal mysteries of who GodRead more

Should we Limit our Studies to General Authorities & Conferences?

A rebuttal: This is a response to a letter from a friend. I had sent him several of my compositions on gospel and social issues and theories (including information on the dangers of the CSE (Comprehensive Sex Ed program), and some resources on how to combat it with a better/appropriate method.). The friend seemed concernedRead more

The Perfect Law of Liberty by Marion G. Romney – Lecture Notes

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/10/the-perfect-law-of-liberty?lang=eng   -Joseph Smith though captive in almost every other way, enjoyed the liberty of the soul. He was persecuted like Paul. -Don’t rely on the government to take care of you. Use your own skill and industry to become independent. -Ancient Israel in the Book of Genesis failed to use their own thrift andRead more

The Church of the Firstborn as Taught by the Prophets

For a video presentation of this article, click here In a study of The Church of the Firstborn, one may also look for phrases with a similar meaning such as the following: the Second Comforter calling and election made sure the more sure word of prophecy sealed up unto eternal life exaltation joint heirs withRead more

Stop Normalizing Homosexuality in Media: A Heroic Example

A (privately owned) drive-in theater operated by a Christian refused to show the new Beauty and the Beast movie due to it normalizing homosexuality. One inactive latter-day saint was saying that it’s silly that some people don’t want to show a film with a homosexual partnership in it, a child’s movie with such… She hasRead more

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost The SB-100 Bill By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com The SB-100 Bill I spoke of earlier asking people to help that bill not get passed because it adds gender identity to the list of protected rights; scientists classify every other creature as either male or femaleRead more

Why God Sometimes Instructs His People To Kill

Examples of it in the texts: Joshua bringing Israel into Canaan. There are really no other examples than this of God’s people being asked to kill whole societies including their younglings and women. In the old testament, there are symbols. Everything is a symbol. In fact the Book of Mormon in Alma 34 says thatRead more

Joseph Campbell Literature: Message of Myth, First Storytellers, Love & The Goddess, Hero’s Adventure, Sacrifice & Bliss, Masks of Eternity – Documentary Notes

From documentary series “The Power of Myth” with Bill Moyers – a Winstar Fire Video       The Message of Myth   -Campbell says don’t be interested in things merely because they are said to be important but get a proper introduction to them and you may find indeed that they are very important.Read more