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

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

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

Clean Language

-“It is not difficult to become perfect in avoiding a swearing habit, for if one locks his mouth against all words of cursing, he is en route to perfection in that matter.” (Spencer W. Kimball, “Be Ye Therefore Perfect” 1974 Devotional https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/spencer-w-kimball_ye-therefore-perfect/) -President Thomas S. Monson asked that we please don’t use unclean language.

Dress Sharp

-“I am shocked frequently to see people who wear the worst they possess instead of their best. Grubby clothes certainly have some relationship to grubby people. There is something uplifting when people dress up and attempt to be seen at their best.” (Spencer W. Kimball, “Be Ye Therefore Perfect” 1974 Devotional https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/spencer-w-kimball_ye-therefore-perfect/) -Elder Eduardo GaveretteRead more

Male Hairstyles – Prophetic Counsel

-“Why did devotees of female-styled hair for men struggle so fiercely to encourage an unnatural adornment? “Doth not even nature itself teach you,” Paul asked, “that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” (1 Corinthians 11:14). And the same Paul said, “But if a woman have long hair, it isRead more

History of Fashion

Well did Brigham Young encourage the saints to make their own clothing rather than following the fashions of the merchants of Babylon! Too many saints today think that if their swim wear isn’t ‘extreme’ that it’s appropriate. The issue is that the definition of extreme gets pushed further back all the time, whilst the standardsRead more

Modesty Forums

-Promoting Modesty for Christians on Facebook! (2,718 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/117788312305/ -Promoting a culture of life through modesty in dress (507 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/804891312881104/ -Modern Modesty (WOMEN ONLY GROUP) (5,432 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/119982558198502/ -Modern Modesty Movement Community (WOMEN ONLY GROUP) (29 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604163189862418/ -Marylike Modesty in the Modern World (WOMEN ONLY GROUP. PRIMARILY CATHOLIC.) (275 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/333745833373471/ -Modesty forRead more

Modest Sexy Continuum

Thesis: Modesty is the opposite of sexy, you can’t have both. Sexuality shouldn’t be on public display, but should be reserved for married couples in private settings. Women shouldn’t seek to be the center of attention by their dress. The temple is a model of modesty we should emulate. Tight clothing is immodest, aka sexuallyRead 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

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

You can find me in the garden: Analysis of Voltaire’s Candide

  This essay is divided into 2 sections: The Pococurante Episode and Cultivating Our Gardens. Candide is a social critique satirical book.   Pococurante Episode:   The Pococurante episode draws much from its name- Pococurante in French means someone who attains or possesses. The character Pococurante had it all. The episode illustrates how that’s notRead 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

Modesty as Taught by the Prophets

-“Do not underestimate the important symbolic and actual effect of appearance. Persons who are well groomed and modestly dressed invite the companionship of the Spirit of our Father in Heaven and are able to exercise a wholesome influence upon those around them. Persons who are unkempt and careless about their appearance, or adopt the visualRead more

Emotional before Passionate Intimacy

Emotional before Passionate Intimacy by Nate Richardson April 2017 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com trialing thoughts from Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU Family Studies Counterfeit intimacy: putting the cart before the horse: Passionate vs Affectionate Intimacy Counterfeit intimacy is sexual/passionate intimacy before emotional and affectionate intimacy. Emotional intimacy means security, trust, safety, being open with each other, understanding eachRead 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