Author: Jeremy Goff

What Happened When 2 Mormon Missionaries Knocked On A Rectory Door!

“Chris Brown, the Catholic not the rapper” Four years ago I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was serving in the Manchester New Hampshire Mission. I had recently been assigned to work in the greater Ellsworth/Mount Desert Island area in Maine. The work was slow, many people would swear at us rather than talk with us. It was hard, even some of the local Christian Churches were hostile. One time while shopping at Wal-Mart we were accosted by a fellow Christian for about 5 minutes! He swore at us and told us that...

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The Most Important Reason For Trials That Mormons Almost Always Forget.

The Most Important Reason For Trials That Mormons Almost Always Forget   Far too often Mormons fall into the same trap as the Pharisees. Namely, when we see someone with a trial we think it is a sign of their sinfulness. This idea is false.  In John 9:1-3, when Jesus was asked, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” He replied neither had sinned. Jesus Christ was correcting the false cultural belief that sin is the only cause of trials.   The life of Jesus Christ itself is a testimony that bad things happen...

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8 Anti-Mormon Tactics That Satan Uses To Attack The Latter-day Saints

8 Anti-Mormon Tactics That Satan Uses To Attack The Latter-day Saints Satan is the father of lies and deception. He has many titles including the cunning one. Satan is master of language and convincing. After all, he was able to sway a third of the host of heaven to follow him. Whereas we do not normally study Satan it is wise to learn the tactics he is using against the Saints! President Ezra Taft Benson taught in General Conference: “A study of Satan’s methods can alert us to his seductions.” Ezra Taft Benson With that as the context, let’s...

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Why The Worst Dating Advice Mormons Give Is: “Only Marry A Returned Missionary.”

Why The Worst Dating Advice Mormons Give Is: “Only Marry A Returned Missionary.” Bad dating advice is as common as the flu during the winter. I’ve gotten all sorts of awful dating advice, but one takes the cake above all else. “Only marry an RM.” This the worse dating advice one can give a YSA. Not because serving a mission is bad, in a matter of fact, every able-bodied young man has been commanded to serve a mission! It is dangerous for many reasons, I will focus on three of them. *Disclaimer, I loved my mission in New England...

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How To Stop Noisy Children From Ruining Your Sacrament Meeting!

How To Stop Noisy Children From Ruining Your Sacrament Meeting! We’ve all been in church when it happens…A two-year-old starts to cry! Don’t they understand what they are doing? They are ruining Sacrament meeting for everyone! Whereas this is a dramatization, it illustrates what we sometimes think when a child starts making noise in church. I am a Young Single Adult or YSA. Because of this, I have mainly been in YSA wards over the past few years.  Something that always strikes me, is the utter silence in a YSA ward. We don’t have crying children, to some this would be perfect!...

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