For a writer that’s not good and for me personally, it’s unbelievable. Somehow though, I was able to find 431 words for this post. But, “if a picture paints a thousand words” the 8:13 minute video below could fill volumes.
The video, recently released on the HiHo Kids YouTube channel as part of their “Kids Meet” series , introduces tweens and mid-teens to someone who’s had an abortion. Activist group ‘Shout Your Abortion’ , co-founder, Amelia Bonow, does her best to convince her young interviewers that abortion is normal and almost cool. Continue reading →
Worldometer is an independent site that collects data from governments and other reputable organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers. 
For 2018, Worldometer estimates approximately 59 million deaths took place worldwide. A few of the causes listed were:
Cancer – 8.2 million people
Smoking – 5 million people
HIV/AIDS – 1.7 million people
Other death causes listed, but at much smaller numbers, were alcohol, suicide, and malaria. Those are saddening numbers. Far too many people are taken, and families scarred, by these horrible diseases, tragedies, and addictions.
Even with the many lives represented by these numbers, there is still one life-taking cause that trumps them all. In fact, the unbelievably high number of victims from the number one cause of death in 2018 is far greater than the total of most other listed causes combined. You can add almost any other medical or accidental death cause total not listed to the combined total and still not surpass it.
What is this cosmic sized victim count? 41.9 million people in 2018 alone.
And, what is this leading cause of death? In one word, Abortion. 
Make no mistake about this, as the game clock ticks down towards the end of his supposed reign on earth, the adversary is in a full court press against us, his brothers and sisters. A favorite page from his team’s playbook targets the family, and includes confusion and distraction of and from the following:
the eternal truths of gender
the divinely different yet equally significant roles of men and women
the sacred purpose of marriage
and the importance of bringing children into that traditional union.
“In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” we read: “The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
“It is fairly common in today’s world, … to trumpet alternative choices in a positive way that are in direct conflict with this plan and that are unfavorable to marriage and family:
The choice for both women and men to put education and careers ahead of marriage and family.
The choice to purposefully have no or few children or to terminate pregnancy when it is inconvenient.
The choice to engage in immoral conduct as a substitute for the sacred institution of marriage.
Not long ago, a friend of mine shared with me an experience her husband had on Facebook. He was casually scrolling through the news feed when he saw that one of his LDS friends had posted a very approving comment about the nature of same sex relationships on a photo of gay couple on a cruise. My friend’s husband was surprised. This man on Facebook was a faithful, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who somehow didn’t realize that he was unwittingly giving approval comments about a practice that is in direct opposition to the teachings of our Church. Why would he feel okay with doing this, while on the other hand not feel comfortable positively commenting on other types of sins being hailed on social media? My friend then said the following:
How many others do this, in spite of the fact that the Brethren have clarified this issue to the point that no one can misunderstand the Church’s position? This is basic LDS doctrine. Do Church members realize when they “like” and leave comments of approval on Facebook, they are going along with behaviors that the Lord has clearly defined as serious sexual sin? What kind of a message are they sending to others? To their children? To the youth they teach? Or to those they lead in the Church? How are these good, faithful members missing this crucial point?
While we may not fully know the intent of others’ actions, we can look to our own actions in this regard. The point of sharing this story is not to cast judgment on an individual. Rather, it is to illustrate the point that we would do well to consider what we show approval of on social media, whatever it may be.
Many reading this may have had the same thoughts, being disappointed, concerned or surprised when they see LDS friends and family sharing and commenting positively on things in opposition to and in violation of God’s commandments. Others reading this will be angry and immediately cast this man as being judgmental and intolerant. Yet, knowing what we know about LDS doctrine and standards, why would some still choose to support practices that have been so clearly defined as right and wrong? Whom do we face when we see things contrary to Church standards and doctrine being advocated on social media?
Opening ceremonies for the World Congress of Families at the stunning Grand America Hotel began with pageantry as a procession of young adults from countries around the world entered, carrying flags from their native lands. A crowd of 3,000 gathered to listen to the some of the best and brightest pro-traditional family scholars, educators, psychologists, statisticians, researchers, politicians, religious leaders, Hollywood film producers, and United Nations policy advocates in the world. The Mormon Women Stand team is here this week to report on the events of this historic congress, and we wanted to share this powerful information with our nearly 40,000 followers in hopes that you, too, can join in standing for life and the traditional family.
Reporting from Mormon Women Stand: Jan Tolman, Bethany Packard, Angela Fallentine and Gina Holt.
Elder M. Russell Ballard, one of the greatest champions of the traditional family, will be giving the keynote address on the opening day of the World Congress of Families. Beginning on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, thousands of high profile pro-family religious leaders, lawmakers, dignitaries, parliamentarians, scholars, producers and every-day child and traditional family advocates will gather together in this significant congress. This conference comes at a pivotal time in history when the traditional family and religious freedoms are being threatened around the world. I attended a World Congress of Families in Sydney, Australia and learned from some of the best and brightest international pro-family scholars and religious leaders in the world. So many of these voices are drowned out, buried and even omitted in public discourse and the media. This is why this conference is so important. It provides the opportunity for critical research, presentations, experiences, and first hand accounts to see the light of day.
A highlight of this conference for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the keynote address by one of our Apostles. This is significant because it shows, without question, the Church’s supportive and firm stance on protecting and defending the traditional family in the public square. It is also significant because it falls on the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Elder Ballard, one of the original apostles who signed his name on this prophetic document, is no stranger to defending God’s plan for the family. In fact, it seems as if at least 50% of his talks have been somehow related to God’s plan and pattern for the family. Continue reading →