…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)

The Next Voice You Hear

Rex Goode ponders about a talk by President Boyd K. Packer at the October 2010 Semiannual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The talk, “Cleansing the Inner Vessel”, stirred a lot of controversy in its remarks about same-sex attraction. Rex Goode’s review speaks of civility and tolerance for all sides of the question of dealing with same-sex attraction and spirituality.

Beneath the Staves

In many hymnals, there are usually up to four verses printed between the staves. Before the modern hymnals that we’ve grown accustomed to, the music for the hymn tune was printed above and all the text was written beneath the staves and there was no text between the staves. It is always my fond yet […]

And hope renewed

I wrote this about an event happened a few months ago. But as I think about it, the ideas of persevering and enduring to the end as well as finding hope are still relevant. We live in a world where we have to work hard and sweat and toil, and sometimes it seems the fruit […]

Sports and Me

I have never really been enthusiastic about sports. If one believes stereotypes, it makes sense in light of the fact that I deal with same-sex attraction. If one believes in certain therapeutic models, becoming interested in sports is supposed to help with that, if “it” is something one thinks needs helping. Be the first to […]

Big Can of Worms

I really hate to bring this up, because experience has shown that I invariably offend people with this topic. I will disclaim right up front that nothing I say here is intended to be a criticism of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or its leaders, general or local. Some of you will […]

My Daily Universe Email Interview

I was recently interviewed by BYU’s Daily Universe article about Jonathan Langford’s No Going Back and my role in his research. Following are the responses I gave to the reporter by email. I just thought you might be interested in what I had to say. The article is “New novel explores personal struggle.” 2 people […]

Why I Did It

On the back cover of Jonathan Langford’s novel, No Going Back, there is my name as an endorser. Despite the embarassing mixed metaphor I used, I have no regrets endorsing this book. I have read in places about fears that this book will damage the youth of the Church. If tha were true, I would […]

Not Ashamed

Since my days in Seminary a very long time ago, I’ve been able to quote this scripture: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16). Be the first […]

Bloggernacle Samples – 4/3/09

Here are a few interesting posts from other Mormon blogs relevant to this site: What should I do? My husband is homosexual. What should I do? My husband is homosexual – part 2. Why is no one addressing the issue of women watching pornography? More Data On Anti-Depressant Use In Utah Feel free to respond […]

The Bitter and the Sweet

Why I am grateful for the struggles I’ve had. Same-sex attraction was hell when all the feelings and emotions I experienced were wrapped up in a desire for intimacy with men and when every word that proceeds from God’s chosen servants told me I must not indulge those feelings. Be the first to like. Like […]

Not an Addiction

In the pamphlet MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS at ProvidentLiving.org, it says: 8. Are these meetings open to those who deal with same sex attraction? A. Yes.   Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Principles of Respect

Principles of Respect: A Gospel Perspective Based on a Workshop Presented at the 2006 Conference of Evergreen International By Stephen Rex Goode The ideas expressed in the workshop are based on my definitions of the terms as I use them here in my work as a skills trainer of developmentally delayed adults and a mentor […]