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As parents in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we are striving to help our children develop STRONG TESTIMONIES and have PERSONAL EXPERIENCES with Jesus Christ, EVEN when we don't have time to prepare fancy lessons. Mother-daughter duo Leslie Johnson and Linsey Jensen share their experiences, giving LDS parents actionable tips and tricks and helping us gain the tools and confidence we need to step away from lectures and learn to teach Come, Follow Me in a way that allows our fa ...
 
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The other day my husband made the comment that God didn’t real give us much help when it comes to raising children. God taught us a lot of things, but parenting wasn’t one of them. I told him I disagreed. That the scriptures had all sorts of examples of how to parent. Like what? Well today’s episode we answer that question , like what? Today we sha…
 
Have you ever tried picking up half a stick? No matter how hard you try, the other end always comes with it. So it is with our choices. They all have a consequence. Good, bad or indifferent. Every action has a reaction associated with it. In a world where victim mentality is so prevalent, it is important we teach our children the power they have to…
 
Being a parent is hard. Sometimes we second guess ourselves, are we doing it right? Is there a better way? Sometimes we straight up get told we are doing it wrong (like in the story I share with you today), and sometimes, very infrequently, we get the confirmation that we are on the right track. In today’s episode I share a couple of stories about …
 
The month of December can be a hectic time and keeping up with your family scripture study can often feel like one more thing on your checklist to get done. In today's episode, Dixie Christensen shares how she is simplifying her scripture study to accommodate both Christmas and CFM. She shares some great ideas of how to use our December theme of “ …
 
Do you envision Christmas as a magical time with excitement and joy and love flowing through the air or do you think of Christmas as stressful, tiring, and hectic? How can we make Christmas be more magical, where we actually experience the spirit of Christmas and not the stress and bustle of the holiday season with the present buying, and the party…
 
There is a line in a primary song that says - God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be— Why would having a family help us become what God wants us to be? I truly believe that having a family is a gift from God and that it is within the family unit that we practice the many things we need to learn to become like God. Pes Nelson …
 
It's not enough just to teach our children the gospel, we also need to teach them how to teach others the gospel. As a novice mother I made the mistake of thinking that just because my children had grown up going to church every week, having family scripture study every day and Family Home Evening every week, they would automatically know how to gi…
 
What is driving you crazy in your family right now? Is it that the kids are fighting all the time? Is it 6 year old Abi who is afraid to try anything new and constantly needs your help to do simple tasks? Or Maybe it’s eight year old Max who loves to tease and harass the younger kids until they are crying and whining - causing constant contention. …
 
A few years back I was visiting with a non member friend of mine. We had just finished conference weekend and I was showing her pictures of the apostles and prophet who had spoken. In sincere curiosity, she asked me, “Why are they all so old?” I laughed not quite knowing how to answer that question. I have thought about that question over the years…
 
“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.”(Alma 37:6) Our guest today is living proof of what the Lord can do with small and simple things. Angie Killian didn’t grow up thinking she would be a famous songwriter. Her plans were to become a math teacher! But somewhere along the line, she listened as God presented another plan. A p…
 
Henry B. Eyring stated, “To ask and to answer questions is at the heart of all learning and all teaching” (“The Lord Will Multiply the Harvest” [evening with a General Authority, Feb. 6, 1998], 5–6; emphasis added). What does it mean that asking and answering questions is at the heart of all learning and all teaching. Well, this last week we hosted…
 
Pres Nelson once said this about women…. “To help another human being reach one’s celestial potential is part of the divine mission of woman. As mother, teacher, or nurturing Saint, she molds living clay to the shape of her hopes. In partnership with God, her divine mission is to help spirits live and souls be lifted. This is the measure of her cre…
 
Have you ever noticed how most of the scripture stories we tell are all about men? Finding those femine role models within the scriptures is not easy. Today I’ve invited my friend Amber Corkin to share with us all about her new book ,”Dear Divine Daughter: Inspiring Stories of Bible Women". She and her twin sister Aubrey scoured the bible for stori…
 
Conference weekend is a time for revelation and inspiration. As we prepare for conference this year, I want to replay our most popular episode of this program. "How to Recognize the Holy Ghost" with Julie Ferguson. Julie walks us through her experience of really learning all the different ways the Holy Ghost speaks to her. You will be amazed at how…
 
“True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. “The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. … That is why we stress so forcefully the study of the doctrines of the gospel” (Elder Boyd K Packer) In todays episode we share some examples of this inspired truth. Lis…
 
Have you ever had that time where your Aunt Susan or some other person wants to show you all the pictures she has of her last vacation full of people and places you don’t know and don’t care about? Or maybe you’ve been the one that experienced something totally amazing, but when you try to tell others about it you just can’t convey the impact it ha…
 
Anybody out there struggle getting their teens to participate with family scripture study? Are your invitations met with moans and groans and excuses of why they cant or don’t have time? Well my friend, you are in good company. Keeping your kids engaged in scripture study during their teens can often be a challenge. In today’s episode, we share wit…
 
Keeping your small children's attention during scripture study is no small feat! In today's episode we share our top 3 EASY tips of engagement for young kids. These 3 tips do not take any prep time or require any printing. Learn how to use your child's natural learning style to engage them in meaningful ways. If you want to dive deeper into how to …
 
In today’s episode we asked several mothers from our Fearless Mother’s group to share with us their favorite themes and what made them so memorable. Some of the most popular themes were “God Wants to Help Us”, “God Wants us to Be Happy”, “I Can Repent” and “I Can Choose Faith over Fear”. These are just a few of the themes that have helped change fa…
 
I was waiting for the panic to set in. I just realized that we had no teacher for RS I was responsible for teaching 30 women a 50 minute lesson and I had not even read the lesson for that week. But instead of fear, I was surprised how calm I felt. In this episode, I share how I was able to spontaneously give a 50 minute lesson with absolutely NO pr…
 
In today’s episode we share with you the power of systems. We look at how small and simple changes can have big results. We talk about how a system can reduce the amount of time you spend preparing and how your teaching becomes much more powerful and meaningful when used within a system. Take our quiz to find out which scripture study trap is holdi…
 
After a year and a half of being at home almost all the time because of Covid… emotions are running high in our household and there has been a lot of contention. I don’t know about you… but my kids have been getting really mad at each other recently. Today, I want to share a story of our one scripture study that has significantly helped solve this …
 
What is holding you back from having Family Gospel Study? If you’re like me, maybe it's just the lack of routine during the summer, or maybe you’re like my friend who is just too busy, or maybe you're like one our listeners who just doesn't know how to do it. Maybe you are having family gospel study, but you're wondering if it's even making a diffe…
 
As parents it is our job to prepare our children for the future. The more tools, and preparation we can give them, the greater chance they have to be successful. In today’s episode, I share how I taught 150 girls that God still loves them even when life isn’t fair. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/myteachingmatters/message…
 
Do you ever feel that feeling when you mess up that it's just not worth it now? For me it's when I’m trying to eat healthy and then I slip up and eat that bowl of ice-cream and then I think “Well I’ve already broken my goal to eat healthy so I might as well finish off this box of cookies, or eat this bag of chips” or whatever it might be. Even as I…
 
Today my daughter Hailey sent me a link to a SUPER CUTE you-tube video. I’ve been thinking about it all morning, replaying it over and over in my head, and to be completely honest, I may have even re-watched it more than once. The video has a message that struck deep in my heart, but I don’t think that was what was even intended. This video left me…
 
Growing up I loved stories. I remember during those long summer days when you were staying up late and playing outside all day long, my mother would often make us lay down for an afternoon nap. The only way Mom could get us to hold still long enough to fall asleep was to read us a few stories. This is where I learned the childhood classics of the T…
 
I hope I’m not the only one who feels bombarded with the craziness of summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer time, but at the same time, It’s been awhile since I’ve enjoyed the “Lazy Days of Summer”. Trying to keep up with regular family scripture study can be a challenge during the summer but with a few tips and tricks you can still successfull…
 
As intentional parents, we care about how we can influence and teach our children. Research shows that STORYTELLING is on of the most effective ways to influence, teach, and inspire. In today’s episode, we talk about the power of storytelling in connecting with and teaching our children. We explore how and why stories stick, and how we can use them…
 
I often get asked the question, "How old should my children be before I can start teaching them the gospel?" The answer might surprise you. Sister Joy D. Jones in her conference address from April 2021 entitled Essential Conversations, tells us that “There is a uniquely special time in children’s lives when they are protected from Satan’s influence…
 
Our youth have been saved and prepared to come to earth at this time when Satan has great hold upon the hearts of men. They have been taught in the premortal life all of the things they need to succeed during their time on earth. As parents, it is our sacred responsibility to help our children remember these things they were taught. We must take ad…
 
Let's face it. Summer is a difficult time to be totally consistent and diligent about family gospel study. But what if that were Okay? Summer may be difficult for regular sit down scripture reading and lessons, but it is the perfect time to strengthen your family in different ways! Embrace summer and the opportunity to connect with your children an…
 
What do you want your children to be when they grow up? Last week we had a zoom call with our Fearless Mother’s of Faith group. I asked a few of them a similar question. One of the Mom’s said she wanted her children to be resilient, and self reliant, another wanted her children to be confident in their talents were and use those talents to serve ot…
 
This past year, a friend of mine lost her son to suicide. It rocked their whole existence. It shook my foundation as I wondered what had happened to make this sweet, fun loving boy, feel the need to take his life? Unfortunately, I’m sure many of you listeners have stories similar to mine. The stresses and pressures faced by our youth today are unpr…
 
How many of us really know what is going on with our kids when they are at school? What kind of pressures are they having to deal with? What are the most difficult challenges they are faced with? In today’s episode, we get a sneak peak into the day in the life of a middle schooler. Corrine Kendall, a middle school/junior high counselor, talks to us…
 
Take a minute and think back on a happy memory you have with your family? What were you doing? How did you feel? What makes this memory special? I would venture to say that most of you were thinking of a time spent with your family doing something fun. Maybe a vacation you took together, a special evening together, or a silly time spent laughing an…
 
In the most recent general conference Sis Joy Jones talked about how having simple yet “Essential conversations” with our children can help prepare them for the future. Sis Jones states, "We can have fun helping our children build spiritual resilience at any age. It doesn't have to be complicated or time intensive. Simple, caring conversations can …
 
The closet was dark and Evelyn couldn’t see very well. What if she couldn’t find the string she was looking for because it was too dark? What if things were to fall out of the closet while she was lookin? What if she created a mess? or What if her new bike was too big and she couldn’t ride it, or what if she fell off? What if , What if, What if….. …
 
As parents, we have been commanded to teach our children to UNDERSTAND the doctrine of repentance, faith and baptism. How do you know if our children are understanding what we are trying to teach? What if your five year old came up to you with tears in their eyes and said “Mom, I feel uncomfortable inside, can you help me make it feel better?” Or y…
 
Do you remember back to your school days when you took a test and felt pretty good about it. Then you get your score back and you realize to your horror that totally misjudged how well you did. Your expected A turned out to be a frightening D? Hopefully you don’t recall too many of those experiences, but I think I’m not the only one who has experie…
 
What Message does the Lord have for your this General Conference? A year ago this April, Pres. Nelson said, "The purpose of this and every general conference is to help us to hear Him." If the purpose of our prophet and Apostle, is to help us hear Him, what is our role? What can we do to prepare to have their purpose fulfilled in our lives? Pres. N…
 
A few weeks ago my husband and I spent the night at his brothers home. He and his wife invited us to join them the next morning for their early morning scripture study. I was interested to share this time with another family to see how this process worked for them. We each took a turn reading a few verses from the assigned CFM reading, but after th…
 
It is common in the church to stand and testify that we KNOW the Church is True. But what does that really mean? Is it enough that our children know the church is true or is there something more that we are striving for? In the October 2000 General Conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks said this, “ It is not enough for us to be convinced of the gospel; …
 
Let’s face it, as busy mother’s we don’t have a lot of extra time just for ourselves. How do we find time to devote to our own scriptures study when the kids usually get us out of bed in the morning and we fall into bed exhausted shortly after they go to bed at night? Well, what if I were to tell you that you could actually have a meaningful script…
 
How we can teach our children intentionally but practically. You know what it is like to be a busy mother and yet want to make sure you are teaching your children in a way that is meaningful but doesn't stress you out in the preparation. Engaging our littles in gospel learning can be simple and fun. Singing songs, adding movement, repeating phrases…
 
As Fearless Mothers of Faith we want our children to understand their own self worth and who they are in the eyes of their Heavenly Father. We want them to have the spiritual confidence they need to stand up for truth and right. We want them to have the power they need to resist temptation and make good choices. What can we as intentional parents d…
 
As our children grow, the way that they learn and understand changes and develops. As parents, our teaching needs to grow with them, and our expectations need to change. What is that age where we can transition from wiggle songs and coloring pages, to real gospel learning and personal understanding? In today’s episode we talk about how to engage ch…
 
Teaching our toddlers can often be an exercise of frustration. They are in that stage where they want to be independent, they want to do things for themselves, but they haven't quite mastered the ability to do so yet. Their language is still developing so you can’t really hold conversations or reason with them very well. They are curious about ever…
 
As Fearless Mothers of Faith, we are looking for ways to improve ourselves and come closer to Christ. We welcome ideas and invitations to help us do that, but sometimes we are at a loss of HOW to actually go about doing that. Today’s guest Cami Moody shares with us a study guide she created after listening to Pres. Nelson’s invitation to Let God Pr…
 
In 2018 Pres Nelson issued a prophetic plea to the Women of the church, to shape the future by helping to gather scattered Israel. As part of that invitation, he talks about Fearless Mothers of Faith and the influence they can have. Who are these Fearless Mothers of Faith and what do they look like? Fearless Mothers of Faith are Mothers who trust i…
 
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