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Anger Management, Cub Scout Style

Just wanted to record a little episode about my youngest, Jacob, before I forget.



The other day, I walked to a neighbor's house to pick him up from Wolf Den. The scene was a little crazy as eight or nine 8-year-old boys ran around the front yard, laughing and roughhousing.

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a confrontation between two of the little Cubs. One boy was aggressively objecting that another had broken one of the many obscure rules to a made-up game they were playing. The "rule breaker" became increasingly agitated until he lost his temper and began to kick the first boy. At that moment, Jacob inserted himself directly between both of them. Looking the kicker in the eyes and holding him by the arms, he repeated over and over, "Calm down, Cohen, calm down!" The boy listened to Jacob and quickly stopped. Everyone went back to playing, forgetting what all the fuss was about.

Until Jacob was about 5 years old, HE was the one getting frustrated and kick…

FHE Lesson 4: LDS Teachings on Homosexuality

Source material for this lesson:

"Mormonism and Gender Issues / Same-sex Attraction," fairmormon.org "Navigating the Labyrinth Surrounding Homosexual Desire," Joshua Johanson, Proceedings of the 2012 FAIR Conference, Aug. 2012
"Why We Do Some of the Things We Do," Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 1999
"Same-gender Attraction," Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, Oct. 1995
"The Family: A Proclamation to the World," LDS.org


1. What is homosexuality, or same sex attraction (SSA)?

SSA is when a woman is attracted to other women, or a man is attracted to other men. They may also feel some degree of attraction to members of the opposite sex at the same time (bi-sexual), or they may only be attracted to members of their own sex.Joshua Johanson, who has SSA, explains: "According to the dictionary, homosexuality could refer to sexual orientation or behaviors. I think most of the miscommunication around this issue comes from confusing these two definition…