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Published: Monday, Sept. 26 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

Problem is nowadays, so many of our youth even in the Church seem to grow up with parents and teachers who are afraid of offending self-absorbed teens for fear they might not attend Conference when it comes around again.

The answer for parents: "Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy," just as in this case.

S C Kerr
Bridge of Allan, Scotland

President Pickup, thank you for your article and the timely reminder of the need for us to listen carefully to the words of the living prophets and apostles of the Lord. Thank you too for your leadership of the Chorley England Stake!

Concord, CA

I have to say we have the best youth in the Church in our ward. I enjoyed this article. Thank you. At first I thought it was computer chat.

Altamont, UT

Ciabello, so did I!

I'm glad this young man did not let this keep him from coming to church.
Too many these days, (adults too!) would get their feelings hurt and quit coming.

Great article.


What is truly remarkable is the follow-up given after the reproof. Leaving the reprimand hang in the air without the benefit of explaining with reason and love, is the difference between stomping and stepping.

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