This week in the April 2021 Liahona (Mormon church monthly magazine) the LDS church released 6 online articles attempting to coach faithful Mormons on how to better treat family members who have lost their faith in the Mormon church. I my opinion, they really are groundbreaking articles (even though they were confusingly withheld from the printed publication).
Join us on 3/26/2021 as we discuss, praise, and critique the 6 articles. I would love your feedback on the articles as well. The 6 articles are:
- Are You the Only Member of the Church in Your Family? You’re Not Alone
- An Unexpected Lesson from Ammon for Today’s Challenges
- How My Heart Changed When My Brother Left the Church
- Maintaining Hope and Keeping Your Marriage Strong If Your Spouse Leaves the Church
- Questions to Ask Yourself before You Talk about Less-Active Members
- What You Can Do When Others Don’t Believe
00:02:20 – Background on “The Ensign” and “The Liahona”
00:05:40 – Introduction the articles – why are they significant and how can they help you?
00:11:42 – When John went to lunch with Elder Jeffery R. Holland
00:27:34 – Destruction of families in the LDS church
00:29:36 – Why is this only a “baby step”?
00:33:32 – Highlighting the themes/messages that come from these articles
00:34:04 – Why were these articles only release digitally?
00:44:15 – 1st article – “Are You the Only Member of the Church in Your Family? You’re not alone”
01:02:50 – 2nd article – “An Unexpected Lesson From Ammon for Today’s Challenges
01:10:03 – 3rd article – “How My Heart Changed When My Brother Left the Church”
01:20:48 – Quotes from Allan Mount & censorship/editing of people writing for the Church
01:48:29 – 4th article – “Maintaining Hope and Keeping Your Marriage Strong if Your Spouse Leave the Church”
02:04:20 – 5th article – “Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Talk About Less-Active Members”
02:15:04 – 6th article – “What You Can Do When Others Don’t Believe”
02:26:45 – John’s pledge to the LDS Church
02:37:25 – Concluding remarks