Presenters, attendees 'rejoice' at Southern Virginia's 17th annual Education Conference

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    June 15, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    I visited Southern Virginia University when Curtis Fawson, a personal friend, was president. Though not operated directly by the LDS Church, it is in many ways "BYU Virginia". Even the drive around the hill below the university is reminiscent of the drive around the base of Maeser Hill in Provo! It also has the advantages of a smaller BYU of 50+ years ago.
    I absolutely love what Sothern Virginia is doing, and recommend it highly for anyone--especially LDS youth in the Eastern United States--looking for a BYU alternative.

  • quiet heart Heart Of, KY
    June 12, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    As a mom of two sons, one an RM, the other, an ERM, I agree with many of the comments already posted. As many ERM mom's can tell you, watching a son come home early for whatever reason is a heart wrenching experience. Thankfully, we live in a supportive and loving ward who welcomed him home with loving arms and supported him as he got his life back together. He has gone through a true refiners fire, and his testimony of the Atonement is profound. I know the right girl for him to marry will see this and feel confident in their future. I only hope that the parents of that girl will also see, as stated in a previous comment, that "the qualifier for a man isn't whether they served a full mission, it's whether they honor their Priesthood." I know that my ERM is worthy in every way to qualify for all the saving ordinances, and to love and cherish his wife and children forever. What more could a mother, or mother-in-law, ask for? To the young woman in this article I say, trust your heart and stand by your man.