The Fatal Attraction of Genealogy

Written by Mark Cares Genealogy is being emphasized this month in the LDS Church. A couple of weeks ago, it held its annual RootsTech confer... (more)

Finding Peace in Imperfection

Written by Mark Cares Finding Peace in Imperfection This is the title of an article for young adults in the February 2017 edition of Ensign,... (more)

Address the Heart or the Head?

Written by Mark Cares The respected Christian historian, Philip Schaff, once said that unbelievers “are seldom convinced by argument, for ... (more)

“The Not Even Once Club” – Really?

Written by Mark Cares The Not Even Once Club is the title of a children’s book published and promoted by Deseret Books. It is written by W... (more)

In the New Year, Be a Living Commercial for the Good Life

Written by Mark Cares If you watch any TV, you can’t avoid them. I’m talking about commercials for weight loss. Most have people talking... (more)

Mormonism’s View of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son

Written by Mark Cares Here is how Mormonism explains why Jesus is called the Only Begotten Son of God. “Jesus was the only person to be bo... (more)

A Friendly December Challenge

Written by Mark Cares The month of December is unique. What other month is so devoted to holidays and preparing for them? Even before Decemb... (more)

Give Thanks for Confidence

Written by Mark Cares “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day”... (more)

Hiding the Danger

Written by Mark Cares We sometimes hear about companies not telling the public about a defect in their product which could cause serious inj... (more)

Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?

Written by Mark Cares This is the title of a talk given by Elder J. Devn Cornish at last month’s (October 2016) General Conference of the ... (more)

The Pressures Experienced by Mormon Missionaries

Written by Mark Cares One of our major initiatives is helping people witness to Mormon missionaries. In the last couple of years, we have he... (more)

A Strange Place to Find Peace

  Written by Mark Cares Ask Christians where they find peace and most will immediately point to Jesus. After all, he is the one whom Go... (more)

Credit for Trying

Written by Mark Cares At the last General Conference (April, 2016), Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, one of the 12 apostles of the LDS Church, gave... (more)

Mormon Temples Focus on the Dead

Written by Mark Cares Many non-Mormons don’t realize that the majority of work done in Mormon temples is for the dead. One of the main act... (more)

A Gospel that is Not Good News

Written by Mark Cares The most important article, each month, in the LDS magazine, the Ensign, is the “First Presidency Message”. It is ... (more)

Does Jesus Get You to the Trial or through the Trial?

Written by Mark Cares Over the years I have tried to find simple ways to illustrate the vast difference between biblical teachings and Mormo... (more)

Perfect Spiritual DNA?

Written by Mark Cares “A child’s spiritual DNA is perfect because one’s true identity is as a son or daughter of God.” Elder Neil L.... (more)

Heavenly Mother

Written by Mark Cares Mormonism teaches that we all have a heavenly mother.  But she was rarely mentioned by Mormons. One LDS hymn, “O My... (more)

Revelation through Feelings: A Blessing or a Problem?

Written by Mark Cares “From your perspective, what is the biggest difference between Christianity and Mormonism?” I posed this question ... (more)

Eternal Life

Written by Mark Cares As with so many other words, the phrase “eternal life” has a drastic different meaning in Mormonism than it does i... (more)