The rite of passage known as trek
Trekking has become a rite of passage among Mormon youths. It's a way to remember the pioneers in a hands-on way and to dig deeper into the kind of faith that drove them. It's also Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:15 a.m. MDT
When it comes to obstacles, she's a real pro
For athlete Margaret Schlachter, negotiating obstacles has become her chosen profession. Read more»
Monday, June 23 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT


Sister's subtle racism experience provides convincing case for eschewing ethnic sports mascots
Seeing the subtle racism that dogged my sister convinces me there isn't an appropriate way to embrace sports mascots like the Washington Redskins. Read more»
Sunday, June 29 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT
BYU would love saying adios to independence
Three years ago, BYU loved independence. Now it's making an all-out push to get into a Power 5 conference. Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:55 a.m. MDT
Here's a primer for BYU football media day Monday
During the lazy days of summer, Monday's BYU football media day kicks off college football's initial trough of information for the upcoming 2014 season. Read more»
Monday, June 23 2014 8:25 a.m. MDT
Hayward's price tag too much for Jazz to pay
The Utah Jazz decided Saturday to match Charlotte's offer sheet to Gordon Hayward and re-sign the 6-foot-8 swingman to a max-money deal — $63 million over the next four years. Read more»
Sunday, July 13 2014 10:56 a.m. MDT


Whether to buy new or used depends on your finances
As your money situation improves, you’ll be able to buy more new things. The price of “new” will become a smaller percentage of your financial world. Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:19 p.m. MDT
Daughter looks forward to lessons of first 'real' job
My oldest daughter just landed her first "real" job at a sandwich shop near our home. At age 16, she's already much wiser than I was as a teen. So I thought I would ask her a few questions Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
The power of the 30-year mortgage
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success. Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT


Obamacare employer incentives could drive up Medicaid expansion costs
While some are frustrated with the pace of the Medicaid expansion deliberations, I am grateful that the governor and the Legislature have not rushed this decision. This is one issue Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Is America in decline or are her best days ahead?
We celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Friday — facing a sluggish economy, dysfunction at the highest levels of government, and numerous foreign policy challenges. Some Read more»
Sunday, June 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Stopping a lawless president
Advocates of extreme judicial quietism to punish the supine people leave the people's representatives no recourse short of the extreme and disproportionate "self help" of impeachment. Read more»
Sunday, June 22 2014 6:21 p.m. MDT
Could Massachusetts lead nation away from gambling?
Perhaps the biggest issue facing Massachusetts’ voters this November will be a citizens’ initiative to repeal the state’s 2011 casino gambling law before it has a Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
School boards don't do takeaways
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true Read more»
Saturday, June 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Does everyone want to be an owner?
In theory, employee ownership through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Read more»
Monday, June 23 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
Dying is part of our everyday chatter
Dying wishes are part of the casual conversation at my house, like tales of the circus my mom put together as a kid. Everyone knows the story — and can laugh and cry their way Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:20 a.m. MDT
Obama got it right in Iraq, so far
The president walks a tightrope — too little intervention and Iraq descends into an indefinite civil war and endangers the stability of other nations. Too much intervention and Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:54 a.m. MDT
Let's hope the 'missing emails' scandal will impact bureaucratic inertia
Unless someone admits to having done it, we will probably never know whether the deletion of the Lois Lerner emails was conspiratorial or coincidental. Read more»
Monday, June 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet Read more»
Friday, July 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT


He keeps lying about his age
My man keeps lying, I don't think I can handle it. Any advice? Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 8:49 p.m. MDT
Diverging lessons from a 'Pale Blue Dot'
Two very different men caught glimpses of the Earth as it appears from space, and they drew two very different messages from what they saw. Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
My dad wasn't extraordinary
This Father's Day might be a fading memory, but I'm already thinking about Father's Day 2015. Because every day, no matter what the calendar or card shops tell me, I think of my late Read more»
Sunday, June 22 2014 9:30 p.m. MDT
The case for innocence, naivete and acting like a kid
There we were, a couple thousand folks from ages 3 to 103, singing a children’s song together. I’ve said before that adults singing children’s hymns is not only charming Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Resistance builds spiritual strength
Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they benefit from spiritual resistance because it helps them build Read more»
Sunday, July 6 2014 5:10 a.m. MDT
It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents
Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Addressing 'Come, Follow Me' misconceptions
In a Mormon Channel conversation, President Russell Osguthorpe, Brad Wilcox and Stacie Duce discuss solutions to several "Come, Follow Me" misconceptions. Read more»
Saturday, June 28 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT
Four steps to the finish line
I never intended to run a marathon. But running has a way of tricking you into doing things you never thought possible. Read more»
Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
From one BYU football alum to another, advice on faith, family, career
Last weekend, I flew to Chicago for my cousin David Tafuna's graduation from Northwestern's prestigious Kellogg School of Management with his MBA. Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT


Secret recipe for family success comes with generations of experience
My quest for the perfect pickle taught me something about the gift of multi-generational families. Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:36 p.m. MDT
Making the most of summer
Summer is an amazing time with my kids, but it can also be a little daunting to fill all those days. So here are some summer rules we stick by in our house to keep the days full and Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT
When asked to do good, know why you are saying 'yes'
With emotional education, anyone without training can still learn. It is a skill, not a gift. It is a way of doing interpersonal business in which, with effort and some tutelage, a Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 4:05 p.m. MDT
Next time you feel nervous, assume this position
Change your posture. Body language affects not only how others see us, but also it appears to change how we see ourselves. Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:30 p.m. MDT
Bad statistics that stop people from having kids
Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? And why do those that have children have fewer of them? We believe that one reason is the barrage of family-undermining, Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:25 p.m. MDT
Choosing love over violence
“There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean," said the late Maya Angelou. "A place where you say to any intruder, ‘Back up, don’t Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT
Columnist cuts out sugar and loses pounds, but not his love for doughnuts
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a healthy person who is disconnected from the joy of ice cream or the wonder of chocolate chip cookies? I have been to the other side and Read more»
Friday, June 27 2014 3:25 p.m. MDT