For at least 126 years, from 1852 to 1978, people of African descent could not fully participate in my church. I don’t know why. But what I do know is my own belief that all people are created equal and deserving of being treated with dignity, respect, and love. Continue reading Mormons and race
The door to repentance and progression—opened by the infinite and eternal Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ—is never closed. Continue reading The time is always right for repentance
Sustaining our Church leaders means more than raising our right arm to the square. It is an action verb that will strengthen our testimony and help us realize the blessings the Lord has in store for us. Continue reading The meaning of sustaining
Zion is more than a physical place. It is a spiritual state, which means it can be established anywhere—even here in New York City. Continue reading Establishing—and becoming—Zion
In our world where people are confused, how are Latter-day Saint parents to go about raising their children? Fortunately, the Lord has given us direction through the scriptures and prophets and apostles, and it all begins with having the courage to share our testimonies with our children.
A talk Dustin gave in church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 12 May 2013—with audio! Continue reading Trend parenting for Latter-day Saints
My experience in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission was not only a time to teach but also a time to learn—to learn for myself the truth of this work and the blessing I have to be a part of it. Continue reading Do we realize what we have?
All of us will be touched by bullying at some point in our lives. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are his hands in lifting up those affected by it. Continue reading ‘The worth of souls is great in the sight of God’
Really remembering our Savior means more than simply not forgetting him. It means upholding the covenants we have made with him.
Adapted from a talk Dustin gave in the sacrament meeting of the Washington DC 3rd Ward on 10 July 2011. Continue reading To always remember Him
From my very first experiences there, the temple has been a guide in my life and a model of the home I should try to build. Continue reading The house of the Lord is our home, too
Following the Spirit always leads us to the right place. Continue reading ‘Led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand’
I thought it was a silly question. But the Spirit had something very profound to teach me. Continue reading Hearing with our ears—and our hearts