I was shocked after reviewing research on cyberbullying and then witnessing others go through it. But it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I appreciated what it does to you.
When someone hears something that wasn’t said, it could be revealing a deeper pain. Recognizing that might provide a pathway to greater healing together.
It’s surprisingly easy for people online to pretend to be someone they are not. Don’t be fooled. Learn how to spot a propagandist masquerading as a truth-teller.
The story we tell about the world as a whole (“worldview”) influences everything—including basic notions like truth, identity, belonging, and love. That’s true whether or not we’re aware of it, so let’s pay closer attention.
A formal request that the AP make key source documents publicly available to confirm and back up serious allegations being made.
Personal responses to UBOH and the AP story have been correlated with underlying feelings about the Church. While somewhat predictable, this does raise serious questions about how to know the truth about any matter involving strong feelings.
No, women aren’t responsible for men’s thoughts. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to lay aside all morality standards.
It’s understandable why we take for granted that our national conversations about all sorts of things are orienting us towards the truth of the matter. But what if they’re not?
It’s common to see people focus almost exclusively on advocating “love” or defending “truth” in the LGBTQ+ / Latter-day Saint conversation. It’s far less common to see people holding both – a practice that involves a lot more stretching, discomfort, and potential breakthroughs for us all.
Behind our beliefs, there looms the figure of Authority. Can we effectively evaluate the truth of a claim without dealing with what authority we trust?
How discussions are pre-loaded for failure.
With a new year comes a new focus of study for Latter-day Saints—and an opportunity to think more expansively about what “the Church” is.