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

Sports: Philosophy, Resources, Tips, Videos

We will look at philosophy of sports in general, then look at resources for each sport. Sport Philosophy   (Note: This is sport philosophy, not sport psychology. It is about the morality of sports, not about how to motivate people to do well in sports.) “You must excuse me, but when I’m with the boysRead more

Musical Instruments: Theory, Composition, Resources, Tips, Videos

Here are a few resources on learning instruments generally, then we will look at instruments individually.   Here is a great video on how learning music should be fun, rather than obsessed with teaching sight reading. Playing an instrument can be fun, that’s why we want to learn and teach it, more so than forRead more

Movie Suggestions by Genre

Introduction: There are so many uplifting movies that we don’t need to trifle with the bad. No more sitting at the enemies table! When screening movies we should be sensitive to more than just flagrant sexuality or violence, we should be sensitive to rude attitudes toward peers and parents. To subtle suggestions of rebellion, etc..Read more

Board & Video Games: Suggestions & Info

Board Games I’m not a huge board game fan, but to some extent they can be used to bond with others when not taken to an extreme. Sad and rebellious is the life of the man who endlessly plays cards. Insomuch as they do have a use, here are some suggestions from a friend ofRead more

Therapy in Action: The Nature of Addiction, & Recovery Steps: Desire, Will, Work, Relationships, & Grace

Here are 5 articles showing conversations that can be had on these subjects:   The Nature of Addiction Desire for Recovery Will & Work for Recovery Relationships for Recovery Grace for Recovery Therapy in Action: Nature of Addiction   Goal: Help Jon and Mary Understand that the nature of addiction is more of an illnessRead more

Residential Treatment Centers: Leveling Systems, Dress Codes, & Safety Advantages

Introduction The family home is and always will be the ideal place for living and learning. However, there are rare cases which may necessitate a child leaving the home. Here we will consider some arrangements for those scenarios.   Treatment Center Leveling System   Students advance through a series of Levels as a reflection ofRead 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

Praying for Grace Against the Odds: Episode of a Man’s Deliverance from a Mental Hospital

I saw a man at the state mental hospital who was a praying man. To see such a man there was very rare. Almost no one seemed to pray there. Doing room checks I would catch him on his knees at his bedside. I also observed that he went to worship services when they wereRead more

Effective Co-Creators: Everyday Saviors on Mount Zion

Thesis: not only God, but humans also, have the power to vastly effect, or “CREATE” the eternal destiny of human beings. Your contributions are significant, for good or ill. God’s plan includes, and perhaps is even based on, humans impacting each other. Complacency with the idea that “God will take care of everyone” is notRead more

Physical Exercise Importance – Quotes of the Prophets

“I would not want you to neglect your body. It deserves daily care. Physical conditioning through regular exercise requires self-mastery too. I marvel at Elder Joseph Anderson, now in his ninety-sixth year. For decades, the strength of his spirit over his body has induced him to swim regularly. But his motivation has never been toRead more

The Condemnation of Modern Mental Health Science, & a Gospel Based Family Oriented Alternative to Our Perpetually Broken System

First, I acknowledge that much good can come of mental health treatment, and mental issues are often real and needing serious attention like we would give to physical illness (as taught by Elder Holland in his address “Like a Broken Vessel” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng). Any opportunity to serve others in a genuine way is of the Lord. IRead 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

Thou Shalt Keep a Journal – A Prophetic Mandate

Consider these evidences that the most important reason to learn to write is so that you can keep a journal (it’s also a good way to learn to write).   -“Although I was tired, I took out some paper and began to write. And as I did, I understood the message I had heard inRead more

Psychotropic Drugs create Violence & Suicide, report by Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, March 2018, full text pdf

Psychotropic Drugs create Violence & Suicide A public interest report published by Citizens Commission on Human Rights International A Mental Health Industry Watchdog March 2018 https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf violence-report psychotropic drugs

Spirituality and Sorcery by Ann Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness

Spirituality and Sorcery (full text) March, 2008 by Ann Tracy Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness As John received revelation upon revelation sitting exiled upon the Isle of Patmos he issued a very strong warning to us in our day. He told us that our entire world would be deceived (lied to) through theRead more

Instant Insanity Drugs by W. Cleon Skousen – Lecture Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

Dangers of Anti-Depressant Drugs by Anne Tracy – Lecture Notes

Tracy is the International Drug Awareness President Tracy raises awareness about potentially harmful effects of SSRI anti-depression medications. Tracy has documented over 5,000 cases of violent crimes related to SSRI drug usage. She has training on how to come off of SSRI’s, but admonishes this to be done very very slowly! She wrote “Prozac: PanaceaRead more

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ (including beauty products & fashion as an alternative redemption) by Nate Richardson Updated 1-15-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com -For more critical info about this, see the film “The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?” about the sweat shops which suffer for us to have cheep nice clothes.Read more