Helpful Articles for Parents and Young Men

Sons of Helaman, You are NOT Broken

You Are Special!

“You’re a special kind of broken.” At some point in our lives, most of us have been persuaded to believe powerful and self-defeating lies about ourselves.  Those lies probably included things like, “I’m not special. 

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Sons of Helaman

A Message to Latter-day Mothers

Dear Latter-day Mother: You have been weighing on my mind lately. As I have interacted with thousands of you through presentations, or when working with your sons, I have experienced the overwhelming love you have

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pain of pornography addiction, sad man outside of window

The Pain

You have tried everything. You are not stupid. You have decent self-discipline in almost all other areas of your life. You know better. It is not like someone has to motivate you to stop your misbehavior. You have hated it from the beginning… and still… it comes back again and again and again. It is almost impossible to talk to anyone about it….

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Bryton Peterson

“Today I am one of the coolest people I know”

Today I am one of the coolest people I know.  I’m an advanced martial artist, a skilled rock climber, a natural leader, and people and kids who meet me think I’m incredible almost immediately….A year ago, I felt like the ugliest scumbag to crawl the earth….

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Young man on computer

Does My Son Really Need Advanced Training?

The 4 Levels of Pornography Use and What to Do About It. It would be nice if we could hope that our loved ones will never be exposed to inappropriate media. Unfortunately, we have reached a phase in technology where it is no longer a matter of “if” but “when” and “how much”….

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sons of Helaman parent do's and don'ts suggestions, father talking to his son

Parent Do’s and Don’ts

Parent Do’s & Don’ts (The following are suggestions only. Most of these were created by the young men in the Sons of Helaman program.) Do: Involve both parents; mothers or fathers should not be alone in the support of their child. Find ways your child can work in exchange for…

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Young man texting on phone

Text Coaching

(This is an excerpt from the book Like Dragons Did They Fight by Maurice Harker, M. Ed (Get a free ebook copy.) I can’t tell you how many times I have had a mother contact

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