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Why I Support Traditional Marriage
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Posted on June 26, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

This blog post has led me to create a new website — www.discussingmarriage.org — that discusses these arguments (and many more) in depth. Please visit the website. Many thanks! The ongoing conversation about same-sex marriage has largely adopted the rhetoric… [click to read more]

Example of Rogerianism in the News
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Posted on March 4, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

Here’s an article from KSL this morning that illustrates Rogerianism in action: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=24264159&nid=1010&title=when-your-child-rejects-your-religion-dos-and-donts&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-4 Basically, the impression I get from this is that mothers shouldn’t even cry when their children depart the faith, because that’s not unconditional love. Borrowing from the verbiage… [click to read more]

Ideals and Family
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Posted on February 25, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

Many people complain about our focus on the nuclear family and different gender roles, because so many Latter-day Saints find themselves in situations where that ideal seems unreachable. Single parents, death of loved ones, same-sex attraction, divorce, never finding someone… [click to read more]

The 2 Sigma Problem
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Posted on February 6, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

Today, I would like to share my notes from an article I just read by the educator Benjamin Bloom. All quotations are from his 1984 article titled “The 2 sigma problem.” In the article, he describes a series of experiments,… [click to read more]

Critiquing Gospel Teaching
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Posted on January 20, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

I have a curse. I’ve been doing graphic design on the side for a number of years now. I’ve studied principles of composition, and so I know better than I used to how to make things look good. For example,… [click to read more]

Multi-age classrooms
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Posted on January 17, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

Salman Khan makes some fascinating remarks in his book The One World Schoolhouse: Arguable, this separation by age is the most powerful division of all, because it has allowed for the development of set curricula and ultimately arbitrary but consensual… [click to read more]

On “Trait” Personality Theories
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Posted on January 14, 2013 by Jeffrey Thayne

A friend of mine recently asked me, “How do you feel about Personality Type theories? What role do you think personality types play in disagreements/conflicts? How do you think they intersect with the Gospel?” I spent a lot of time on my… [click to read more]