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

Trusting Personal Revelation (Over well-meaning words of Respected Others)

To someone confused about whether to trust her revelation about what to do for her family or weather to trust her grandfather’s revelation for her which was contrary to her own: You get more direct revelation for your family than your grandpa does for your family. your family is an independent unit separate from yourRead 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

How Cohabitation and Low Birthrates Hurt Homes & Nations

Studies show that cohabitation (living with someone of the opposite sex and having sexual intercourse with that person outside of marriage) is climbing in these past 50  years to record highs. Not only will there be no rising generation and dramatic depopulation worldwide except in some small parts of Africa and among the Mormons, butRead more

Assorted Resources on Marriage Etc.

FamilyWatch.org – family law current events, free newsletter TruthAboutPorn.org Jason Carroll – BYU Family Life professor David Dollahite – BYU Family Life professor Jordan Peterson – gender, psychology, organization, motivation, history Loren Marks – refutes APA homosexual parenting claims, etc. – BYU Family Life professor Mark Butler – LDS Addiction book, etc. – BYU FamilyRead more

Marriage Forums

-LDS FAMILY (5,310 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/296185170402060/ -BYU Family Life Majors (208 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058094077542637/ -LDS Divorced / Widowed Support (2,601 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/134802432893/ -LDS Widows & Widowers (1,755 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/117782395012346/ -LDS Men and Healthy Sexuality Reading and Discussion Group (24 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872603883019162/ -LDS Members: Pornography Addiction Support Group (37 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/116132365868331/ -LDS Men Building Healthy Marital Intimacy andRead 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

Man is Become As God: Spiritual Capitalism & Why Life is Hard

(Man is become as God echoes Genesis 3:5, 22; Alma 42:3; Alma 12:34, 21 & other scriptures) I ask, “God why is life so hard?” I hear no answer. I think to myself: ‘I sort of make it hard on myself, but the difficulty brings such rewards, that I chose to go through it.’ ThenRead 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

Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of Universe

Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of Universe by Nate Richardson, updated 4-10-18 -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 theRead more

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

Principles of Priority Family Creation as being Analogous to The Fall and Atonement by Nate Richardson 4-9-18 RichardsonStudies.com -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 theRead more

Fruits of the Romantic Evolution of Marriage: 21st Century Turmoil

PDF Version: The Post-Romantic Evolution of Mating Introduction & Thesis Pre 1900 Marriage (1000-1900 a.d.) was marriage with community friendly values. Community friendly values are values which support a strong community. Post 1900 marriage was individualistic. Individualistic marriage is any mating arrangement which is calculated to bring immediate individual satisfaction at the expense of allRead 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 Anti-Woman Moves in the Name of Feminism

Morality in Exchange for Equality: Ironic Anti-Woman Moves in the Name of Feminism By Nate Richardson RichardsonStudies.com Updated 2-28-18 Topics: modesty, feminism, cohabitation, rights, morality, premarital sex, the existance 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 forRead more

A House Full Of Females: Plural Marriage And Women’s Rights In Early Mormonism by Laurel Ulrich, Notes

-This book doesn’t have all its facts and stories right, but here are some interesting things from it. These notes are not a through summary of all topics treated in the text. -The current church policy is that anyone practicing polygamy is excommunicated. I do not advocate for the practice of polygamy, but rather forRead more

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

Children: An Heritage (Inheritance) of (from) The Lord What & Why is a Parent here & in Eternity by Nate Richardson Updated 2-14-18 RichardsonStudies.com 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 theirRead 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

Do’s and Don’t of Pre-Marital Dating Touch

Do’s and Don’t of Pre-Marital Dating Touch The (behavioral) chastity line: affection before passion: by Nate Richardson April 2017 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com trailing thoughts from Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU In dating we wonder, “what is the chastity line? The line when we are in trouble? The line where I must go talk to my bishop ifRead more

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer, summary

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer BYU Devotional, March 1992 Summary by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com 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 – says love between husband and wife canRead 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

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

Love and the Goddess by Joseph Campbell, summary

Love and the Goddess by Joseph Campbell in series “The Power of Myth” with Bill Moyers a Winstar Fire Video Summary by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Love and the Goddess: -love is perfect kindness -love is seeing your soul’s counterpart in the other person -traditional marriages are arranged by the family, there isRead more

Family Based Duties & Priorities For All

Family Based Duties & Priorities For All By Nate Richardson 2016 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Topics: homemaking, gender roles, joy, feast, meat, parenting, marriage Housekeeping should be lively, energetic, clean and with food prepared when father comes home, all within the ability of mother. The food need not be extravagant, like the women in old Israel, letRead more

Marriage and Dating

Topics: marriage, dating, timing, polygamy, church policy, missionary force   -“If I were a lady I should be careful whom I married: I should want to be pretty sure that the man tried to live his religion as revealed to us. Young folks generally marry because they love, sometimes because they are pretty. It isRead more

The Homosexual Agenda: Current Events & Church Statements

We will look at some current events and statements from the church. -The following is an excerpt from “The Divine Institution of Marriage” (see appendix for full text) from the church newsroom highlighting some current events in the homosexual movement: advocates and government officials in certain states have challenged the long-held right of religious adoptionRead more

Pre-Mortality, Corporal Resurrection, & Eternal Family

A letter to a friend (non-LDS Christians think that we did not live before this earth, and that the resurrection isn’t literal, and that the family is not eternal. They think there can’t be any truth except what is written in the bible, not allowing more modern universal modern written word from God. This letterRead more

The Divine Institution of Marriage by the Church Newsroom – Full Text

https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/the-divine-institution-of-marriage Introduction In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” which declares the following truths about marriage: We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man andRead more

Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage, full text

Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage full text brought to you by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com 2014, Church Newsroom: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-instructs-leaders-on-same-sex-marriage OFFICIAL STATEMENT — 10 JANUARY 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — Following recent court actions bearing on same-sex marriage, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles today sent the following instructions and guidanceRead more

Face to Face with Elders Oaks and Ballard, notes

Face to Face with Elders Oaks and Ballard November 2017 notes by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com 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. ThoughRead more

Discrimination and the New ‘Inclusive’ America: Bake me a Cake, or go to Jail! by John Stossel – Full Text

From Reason Magazine at https://reason.com/2015/04/08/bake-me-a-cake-or-go-to-jail-the-new-inc/ 4.8.2015 540 Bake me a cake, or go to jail! Sadly, that is the new message from “inclusive” America. If you don’t want to cater, photograph, preside over, sell pizza at, sell flowers to or otherwise participate in a gay wedding, you will be punished. If you don’t want yourRead 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

Restored Social Principles

Excerpts from a letter to a friend.   Topics herein treated include role of sex on earth and in heaven, the importance of marriage and reproduction on earth and in heaven, role of drugs, feminism, LDS leaders, homosexuality, Millennium, and some essential differences between the restored church of Jesus Christ and contemporary Christian churches (ProtestantsRead more

New LDS 1st Presidency News Conference, 1-16-18, summary

New LDS 1st Presidency News Conference 1-16-18 summary by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com 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. ChurchRead more

Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham by Allen Fletcher, summary and audio

A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham by Allen J Fletcher Summary and audio by Nate Richardson Updated 1-15-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com Audio version of this summary, click here or use this URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39k4ZFVUPhuZHlNbE5oTWxqSFk/view?usp=sharing The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham are a part of The Pearl of Great Price. The PearlRead more