You’ve likely heard of the parable of the talents that Christ taught in the New Testament. But while the meaning is mostly spiritual, is also has temporal lessons we can learn, specifically regarding how we manage our money. [Read more…]
As a parent, it’s your responsibility to provide for your family emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially. Not only does that mean building a safe harbor for your family, but also to protect your family from the dangers that threaten that safety. [Read more…]
Survivalism has become more and more popular over the last ten years. Reality shows like “Doomsday Preppers” and “Independence USA” have turned terms like long-term food storage and survival skills into buzzwords.
Mormons have been “prepping” for decades, although not necessarily for an end-of-the-world scenario. Rather, long-term food storage is simply a part of the church’s principles of self-reliance and emergency preparedness.
But while we know that LDS leaders recommend it, the “why” and “how” can be a little fuzzy. [Read more…]
Charitable giving is a complex topic in the LDS church. While we’ve all been admonished to follow Jesus Christ’s example, it’s not always easy to know whether to help someone who looks to be in need.
How do we decide when to give and when to abstain? Should we allow stereotypes to stop us from giving? How about allowing naiveté and/or guilt to drive us to give without thinking? There is a happy medium, but it’s not always easy to find. [Read more…]
The law of tithing commands that we give 10% of our increase back to the Lord. Sometimes, it’s easy to think that means we get to do what we want with the rest. Well, we do. But there’s more to it than that — there’s being a financial steward. Elder Quentin L. Cook said in a 2009 General Conference address:
“We are accountable as stewards over earthly blessings, which the Lord has provided.”