Dismissing Disney & Other Hollywood Idols

-There are perhaps a few Disney movies that are uplifting, but by and large, I believe we should reject these teachers of magic and their immorality which are crafted in pleasant packages. -Does not Lucifer appear as an angel of light? -Do not the scriptures condemn magic, as it is seeking power from a sourceRead 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

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

The ‘God Loves All Lifestyles Equally’ Fallacy: A Letter to a Friend with Same Sex Attraction

Responding to the notion that being queer means you love all people, and that God loves you, and that is enough, including a justification of setting aside the church of God.   …I’m sure you’re dealing with people walking away from your friendship over this [declaration of being Queer]. I enjoy your company and wishRead more

Help Erase Sex Culture

Here are some ideas to help combat the prevalent sex culture of our time: Make pornography illegal in every particular. Make consensual adultery illegal (it harms society in a similar way that consensual homosexuality harms society, or that any other negative behavior of consenting adults harms society. Just because two adults consent doesn’t make somethingRead 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

Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of the Universe

-Mother is life, father witnesses and testifies that mothers’ message is life, she is the personification of life. -Dad points to mom and says, “see? Mom is the ideal. I’ll teach you how to go create more copies of this perfection.” Dad pushes the children beyond the bounds of home for the sole purpose 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

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

Yoga Pants and Freedom-To-Do-Whatever Debate

Video presentation of this article: part 1, and part 2 Responding to “What’s wrong with wearing yoga pants in public? Why not just let people live the way they want?” Includes discussion on public dress, privileges of religious societies, privileges of non-religious societies, the grace of Jesus not being a do-whatever-you-want-clause, US dress vs Islamic nations dress,Read more

Women & The Priesthood by Sheri Dew – Book Notes

Sister Dew was Second Councilor in the Relief Society General Presidency from 1997-2002; Published 2013 by Deseret Book; -I am for progression of woman’s rights, “but I am not a feminist”. -In trying to make women equal to men, we can forget how women have special divine gifts. -There is nothing constraining about being aRead more

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer – Lecture Notes

BYU Devotional, March 1992 recorded in his book Things of the Soul, 105–17 also recorded in Eternal Marriage Student Manual pg.141-146 see https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/language-materials/35311_eng.pdf for the address see http://www.podfeed.net/episode/The+Fountain+of+Life+Boyd+K.+Packer/1761621 or http://www.byutv.org/watch/f6816669-24fc-46d3-ae39-2b5d085ea5ce/byu-devotional-address-boyd-k-packer-32992 – love between husband and wife can be constant in Fountain of Life devotional. -One kind of flesh of men, another kind of beasts -HomosexualityRead more

Disarming The Devil’s Lies about Sex

Disarming The Devil’s Lies about Sex (The Why and How to not lust, and create meaningful relationships) by Nate Richardson 4-15-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com We will here see how important the body is now and forever, and how the Devil warps this truth to deceive us. The Doctrinal background for and suggested application in living withRead more

Political View Brief

Political View Brief by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“The solution of the great world problems is here in the Church of Jesus Christ. Ample provision is made not only for the needs of individuals, but also for the nation and groups of nations” (Elder Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, InRead more

Female Privilege Exists

Topics: Gender roles, modesty, accountability, pornography, addiction, sexuality, secret combinations/conspiracy, I argued with a professor that there is such a thing as female privilege (she about flew to pieces when I suggested this!), the idea that women show their bodies however they want without respect for the modest feelings of others in society, and aRead more

Q & A Face to Face with Elders Oaks and Ballard November 2017 – Lecture Notes

Topics: porn, dating, homosexuality, prayer, testimony, Holy Ghost, doubt, marriage, choices, gender roles, church history, Sabbath, career, repentance, standards -*My notes here do not represent the complete ideas expressed in this broadcast, but points I’ve considered most pertinent. Though incomplete, I’ve tried to be fair in this report. -This is to a large audience ofRead more

One is not the Same, Differences allowed in Togetherness and Marriage

One is not the Same Differences allowed in Togetherness and Marriage by Nate Richardson April 2017 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com It’s couples who deal with differences well that succeed (not couples that have a small amount of differences) (the scientists are showing us this left and right). Some differences stay around the entire life span, but theyRead more

Daughters in My Kingdom: Relief Society – Book Notes

View full text of this book, click here.  https://www.lds.org/relief-society/daughters-in-my-kingdom?lang=eng -Jesus Christ is the greatest champion of womanhood -Elder Talmage -Don’t let children in your home play with toy firearms or act out dying and to have pleasure in such acting. -Don’t worry if you are only a humble leader (humble here meaning poor, etc.). 85%Read more

New LDS 1st Presidency News Conference, 1-16-18 – Lecture Notes

  Visible video by clicking here or at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1qL2aWgcJ0 7 Questions from news media groups responded to by the new LDS 1st Presidency: 1. How plan to respond to LGBT issues? 2. What plan to do to face issues? 3. Church leadership is white male American, how will you bring all to decisionRead more

We All Bleed The Same: Healing America Version by Alex Boye, Music Video

We All Bleed The Same: Healing America Version by Alex Boye, Music Video brought to you by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com updated 1-1-18 This video is a fun way to express that we should practice acceptance of people who look believe and act differently than we do. Alex Boye is a member of the MormonRead more

Planted: Belief and Belonging in an age of Doubt, by Patrick Mason – Book Notes

Planted is written for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Particularly, it’s for long time members who have questions about church doctrine and teachings, or otherwise struggle with faith in Jesus Christ and his kingdom on earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mason is a brilliant man, andRead more