Posts about agency

A prison built with our own hands

The battle was fierce, but also short and decisive– despite a huge loss of men and a painful personal wound, Captain Moroni's had thrown "one of the greatest of the armies of the Lamanites" into complete disarray. But Moroni "did not delight in bloodshed;" when he saw that his enemies were beaten, he offered them terms of surrender. The Lamanite army accepted his terms and the prisoners were marched to...

The easy way and the hard way

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but sometimes my children don't listen.

Take bedtime, for instance. At the end of the day, my 4-year-old son and I both know how things are going to end. If my son cooperates when it's "that time," his bedtime will be preceded by playtime, two bedtime stories, and a lullaby. If he throws a tantrum, he will simply be placed...

Why we bridle

The other day I read this verse from Alma the Younger to his son Shiblon:

Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions…

Alma 38:12

I think this is one of the most oft-quoted verses in all the Book of Mormon, usually in a lesson targeted to young men and young women (you know the one I'm talking about). But...

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