Apocalyptic Mentions of The 2020 October General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  Disclaimer: These are my notes and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I have selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it is bias towardRead more

Mental Health

A Place for Sorrow On Using Alternate Methods to Cast Out Demons in the Mental Health Field A Beautiful Mind – Movie Take home Messages Emotional Self Reliance by Elder Boyd K. Packer – Lecture Notes BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT PLAN FOR ADDICTION: 10 Basic Concepts of Addiction, 5 Signs of Addiction, 3 Reasons Why We AbuseRead more

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The Errors of Feminism & Homosexuality

Part 1: The Error Feminism: 1. Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of The Universe 2. Miss Representation: Media Portrayal of Women – Documentary Notes 3. Male and Female as Family and Friends 4. A Woman’s Priesthood Honor – Quotes of the Prophets 5. Daughters in My Kingdom: Relief Society – Book Notes 6. Women and TheRead more

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Science: Natural Philosophy

“Be instructed more perfectly…Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth;” (D&C 88: 78-79) “It is through work not words that we must seek divine and scientific truth.” -Dimitri Mendeleyev “If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringethRead more

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Leisure, Athletics, & Fine Arts

-“You must excuse me, but when I’m with the boys I make all the fun I can.” -Joseph Smith (see Truman G Madsen Joseph Smith lectures) – “A man may be judged by his standard of entertainment as easily as by the standard of his work.” (Ben Shapiro) -“Laughing makes you live longer; a joke doesn’tRead more

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Parenting

“The human relationship is the greatest reward.” -Dr. Karyn Purvis, Texas Christian Institute of Child Development “Family life is the adventure of 1000 lifetimes.” -Geoffrey Botkin “Second only to your love, [your children] need your limits.” -Jeffrey R. Holland (2005, ‘To Young Women’) “If a child comes to me needing nurture and I give himRead more

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Nutrition & Herbology

“Run and not be weary, walk and not faint.” -D&C 89 “The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.” –Rumi “Happiness comes from the heart, not the mouth.” -Source Unknown 1. Weight Loss Tips: Fitness, Nutrition, Water, Calorie Counting, & No Keto! 2. Why Quit Caffeine & Hot Drinks 3. Animal Rights Quotes 4. Discovering the WordRead more

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Music Therapy Playlists

  Music Playlists on YouTube Compiled by Richardson Studies: – Apocalypse & Millennium – Compassion – Dance – Intensity – Jesus Christ – Lullaby – Pioneer & Missionary – Resurrection – Romance – Sleep (Not Much) – Spring Time – Suspense – Wonder – Hebrew – Opera Arias – French – Ballet   Additional MusicRead more

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Missionary

Proselyting or missionary work “While it is true that we should not cast pearls before swine…this does not mean that we should not share them with people who will appreciate their value.” -Elder L. Tom Perry “If we are to build that Zion of which the prophets have spoken and of which the Lord hasRead more

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Marriage

“While salvation is an individual matter, exaltation is a family matter.” -Russel M Nelson “Family life is the adventure of 1000 lifetimes.” -Geoffrey Botkin 1. Natural Love Resulting in Childbirth: The Highest Romantic Expression 2. Short Family Science Facebook Posts 3. How Cohabitation & Low Birthrates Today Hurt Homes & Nations 4. A Love GreaterRead more

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Literary Analysis

‘No one understands you; being with you for just two hours is exhausting.’ -said of Charles Dickens “Let me tell the stories and I care not who writes the textbooks.”  -G. Stanley Hall “When the world is in chaos, and ​not able to locate its identity, its the storytellers that bring it back to center. Read more

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Apocalypse

“Noah came before the flood, I have come before the fire.” – Joseph Smith We are living in “the latter part of the latter-days” -President Russel M. Nelson (Becoming True Millennials, 2016) “We live in that time prophesied; we are the people charged with ushering in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ;” -Elder Ronald ARead more

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Government

“be instructed more perfectly in…things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms—That ye may be prepared in all things when I shallRead more

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Discipleship

“Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” – Mark 12:30   I Believe: Part 1 2. I Believe: Part 2 3. I Believe: Part 3 4. Recreating the Holidays: Culture Shift: HOLINESS TO THE LORD: Why Christ & Santa aren’t Compatible – AndRead more

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Exaltation

“And for this cause ye shall have fulness of joy; and ye shall sit down in the kingdom of my Father; yea, your joy shall be full, even as the Father hath given me fulness of joy; and ye shall be even as I am, and I am even as the Father; and the Father and IRead more

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Academics

“There is no other one item that will so much astound you, when your eyes are opened in eternity, as to think that you were so stupid in the body.” -Brigham Young, JD 8:30 ‘No one understands you; being with you for just two hours is exhausting.’ -said of Charles Dickens 1. Why Learn LanguagesRead more

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The Place of Beauty & Modesty

“Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man;Read more

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May 2020: The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

Deep State Profiles Coronavirus Protesters as Domestic Terrorists The deep state is demonizing protesters who are taking to the streets because their livelihoods are being destroyed as a domestic terrorist threat — Big League Politics Harvard professor wants to ban homeschooling because it’s ‘authoritarian’ .. “She is concerned with families having this power, while IRead more

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We Are 7th Seal Saints: Evidence & Responding to Critics

          I believe we are in the 7th seal. Come and see why President Nelson &  Seventies havethave reportedly told congregations thatwthat are in the 7th seal now, since about year 2000. (PS- where do you think Seventies get their information? The Prophet.) Heresay? Perhaps. But the following evidence is overwhelming.Read more

70+ Signatures & Many Stories: Dear President Worthen, Stop Teaching Evolution at BYU

I compiled and sent the following to BYU President Worthen June 15, 2020: President Worthen,  Please consider my story about evolution being taught at BYU, signatures of those who feel similarly, & stories of others as presented below. I am a 2019 BYU graduate. During my wonderful time at BYU, I took many science classesRead 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

The Effects of Family of Origin on an Individual’s Attachment Preferences

The Effects of Family of Origin on an Individual’s Attachment Preferences Kourtney Hernandez, Katelyn Louder, Michael Kezele, Nate Richardson SFL 290 – Brigham Young University Professor Draper   Abstract   The family an individual is raised in can change their entire schema, perception, and trajectory of life. This study seeks to understand whether the sizeRead more

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The 25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make and how to Avoid Them by Randal A. Wright, PhD

The author is a long-time social scientist and church member who has worked teaching in the CES program.   Home environment Quality time The crossroads Family traditions Children’s friends Peer pressure Television Music Movies Parental example Expressing love verbally Physical affection Support Marriage Family fun Discipline Worldy heroes Teaching correct principles Human intimacy Steady datingRead more

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Emergency Preparedness: Basic Equipment List

Table of Contents: Documents Communication Electronics Finance Food Medical Security & Armory Shelter & Clothing Transportation   Documents   -passwords -passports -bank account numbers -key phone number & email & address contacts (don’t depend on social media as your only way to contact someone; use social media to collect needed contact info in case ofRead more

Baseline Rules for Righteous Parenting

DON’T:   -don’t inflict physical harm -don’t yell -don’t instill fear -don’t expect immediate obedience -don’t withhold meals & snacks -don’t isolate -don’t humiliate/ridicule/belittle/mock -don’t selectively enforce rules -don’t make threats & rules you aren’t willing to follow through on   DO:   -out of control children should be kept near a parent until theyRead more

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