My Dad Isn’t Chicxulub

If you dig deep enough anywhere on the planet you’ll eventually hit a thin layer of clay called the K-T boundary (a few pieces of which are shown the in the photo).  This band was laid down about 66 million years ago and marks the end of the Mesozoic Era.  It has been found at over 100 different locations on earth. So how did a layer of sediment end up covering the entire planet, including the oceans?  The answer is Chicxulub. You may not know the name, but Chicxulub had a huge impact ...
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Guiding Your Children

The Family: A Proclamation to the World places the responsibility of guiding children squarely upon parents. Among other things, the Proclamation directs parents to teach their children to love and serve one another, to keep the commandments of God, and to be contributing citizens of the world. Guiding children without being coercive or controlling is extremely important and can be very challenging. How can parents do this successfully? According to parenting scholars Craig Hart and Ll...
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Love Makes a Child’s World Go Round

By Elana B. I remember singing a song as a young child at church: “Jesus loves me this I know; for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.”   I am so grateful for this simple song.  It reminded me that I was loved, by one who had also experienced difficult trials, as well as unfair, unloving, and inappropriate treatment. It kept me focused on...
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How Can We Grow Closer to Those We Love?

By Kimball B. A little over a year ago, I returned home from college. Summer had just begun and my plans were to start working, save up some money for the future, and then go from there. It was tough for me to leave college because the friends I made there were some of the best friends I had ever had in my life. Once I stepped off the plane and moved back into my old bedroom, I didn't see too much of a point with picking up my old job again and working when I was perfectly fine with staying hom...
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