As Susan and Dustin celebrate five years of marriage, a look inside the House of the Lord where their journey together began, the Manhattan New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading I love to see the temple
Dustin has always had special affection for President Howard W. Hunter, the first president of the Church whose sustaining he remembers. Here Dustin relates stories from President Hunter’s childhood in a talk he gave in sacrament as a youth. Continue reading President Howard W. Hunter
Growing up Mormon means you get early experience with public speaking. Continue reading The seed of testimony
Understanding the priesthood, including its history and organization, is essential to understanding the Restoration of the gospel and the organization and mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The first talk Dustin ever gave in sacrament meeting, in the Charlotte 3rd Ward on 15 May 1994. Continue reading The Aaronic Priesthood
“Some people think reverence is just quietly sitting during meetings. But it is more than that. Reverence should be a way of life.” One of the talks Dustin gave in Primary while growing up. Continue reading Reverence
“Love is the foundation for peace and righteousness in this life and for salvation in the life hereafter.” One of the talks Dustin gave in Primary while growing up. Continue reading Respect, honor, and love
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
Have you wanted to do the gratitude tree project in the November 2013 issue of The Friend with your kids, but you didn’t want to cut up your magazine to use the leaf patterns? Now you don’t have to, thanks to these downloadable PDFs we created. Continue reading Gratitude tree
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
Following Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking resignation, the archbishop of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and immediately began to put his mark on the office. Continue reading Habemus papam
I now have something to look forward to every Sunday when we go to church. Continue reading I ♥ nursery
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
With today’s momentous announcements from the Supreme Court, there’s not much that we can add. But we will say this: the justices (well, five of them anyway) made the right decision. Bigotry and discrimination lost. Fairness and equality won—which means we all did. Continue reading It’s time: Marriage equality for all