Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

No big thoughts this week! And, no playdates either! :(

We will be enjoying the holiday with our families. Check back soon - and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Without Natural Affection"

We are completely shocked that there is even a debate over homosexuality.

The Apostle Paul spoke of one sign preceding the second coming. He wrote, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” (2 Tim. 3:1-5).

Homosexuals are individuals without natural affection. Don’t be deceived by Satan! It is NOT biology or whatever you want to argue. It is wickedness!

The attacks against people who are standing up for the sanctity of marriage are those who are “despisers of those that are good.”

Because of the awesome blessing of free agency, you can choose where you stand on this issue. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Marriages - Are they all real?

Ok. We want to know. Are you happy in your marriage?

Recently, we've had several experiences that have made us think. One of us had a good friend confess that she was considering a divorce. It was a huge shock because this friend and her husband appeared to have a great relationship.

Another one of us has a neighbor that has been separated from her husband for 6 months. It has been a mean, bitter, and nasty separation - according to the wife herself. And, yet, they were both a church for the first time in 6 months and they were flirting up a storm!

The three of us feel that we are very lucky in love. We each have wonderful husbands who are perfect for us. And, we want to believe that most people are just like us. We want to believe that most people have happy marriages - that it's not just a front.

So, we just want to know. Do you have a happy marriage? There are some 500 of you on Mormon Mommy Blogs! We'd love a comment of "yes" or "no." And, if you want to be anonymous, then you can send an email to We promise to keep all emails confidential. And, we'll let you know the results of our question.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The FAT Question

Once in a nutrition class in college, the professor put 10 outlines of female figures on the board. The figures ranged from very obese to stick thin. Then, the professor divided us by our gender. He had the women vote on which figure we thought was the most attractive and then he had the men vote.

The men chose the figure that in the dead middle. The women, overall, thought the figure was a little heavy. But, the men said it was curvy, sexy and healthy-looking. The women picked the figure that was in between the middle and the stick thin figure. However, the men said that figure was ok, but not as attractive as the heavier one.


So, here is the question of the hour. What drives women to worry so much about being fat? Do men want women to be super skinny? Or do we, as women, put undue pressure on ourselves?
As for us, we couldn't agree at our playdate. We would love everyone's opinion - especially any men out there!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

California - Vote FOR Proposition 8!

The debate over whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry is huge (to say the least). It is dividing us across the nation and, in some cases, in the same household.

Please know that we, the writers of this blog, have nothing against gays or lesbians. In fact, we have good friends that fall into that category that we love very much.

But, Proposition 8 has asked to stand up for what we believe. And, we believe that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." Furthermore, we believe failure to uphold this ideal of marriage "will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets."

So, come on California! The entire nation has its eyes on you!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mad Money

In our opinion, there is a very common mistake people make in their budgets. The problem is this - they budget every penny towards a bill, an expense, or a savings plan.

They don't leave any money to be irresponsible with!

Please repeat after me: I am not a machine.

"I am not a machine."

I will not flawlessly follow my budget every month.

"I will not flawlessly follow my budget every month."

When life gets crazy and tight, I need money that will keep me from going MAD.

"When life gets crazy and tight, I need money that will keep me from going MAD."

The concept of Mad Money: Give you and your spouse a little money each month to be completely irresponsible with! This is your money. The other person can say nothing about what you choose to do with it. Any amount will do - whatever you can spare!

If you want that Frosty, then you get it! If he wants comic books, then bite your tongue. All is fair with Mad Money. It is yours and you are accountable to no one.

We can't tell you how many financial fights mad money will save you from! We'd love to hear what you think about Mad Money. Please leave us a comment.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Money, Money, Money

Have you ever noticed that there are certain subjects most people will not openly talk about? Most people will not talk about money or money management. Why is that? Why is it a social suicide to talk about money?

Are we in some unvoiced competition of "who makes the most money" and we are afraid that we will lose? Are we afraid that people will judge us if they knew more of our financial situation? Would we behave differently if we did talk more openly about the subject? I don't know. All I know is that there is this unwritten rule that you don't talk about money. Well . . .


(Actually, one of us has a degree in finance, worked in internal audit, and has helped many friends and family with budgeting and money management! She will do most of the talking.)

The first thing we think is important to understand is this: "The anwer to money problems is NOT making more money. The answer is learning to better manage the money you have."

We would love to have others join in our discussion! If you have a question or experience you would like to share, then please leave a comment! Or you can just read and enjoy our conversations about money.