On Monday, viewers who tuned into Dr. Phil might have been surprised when they received a rundown of a few gospel principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
An estranged father and son appeared on Dr. Phil on October 22, and during the accusations and contention that arose during the show, Dr. Phil invited Latter-day Saint and relationship expert Troy Dunn on the show to provide advice.
Along with his advice, Dunn shared "a few principles [of] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" to help this family.
"We believe in agency," Dunn said. "So the concept of agency, for those who aren't familiar with it, is that we believe and we believe that from the beginning of time everybody has the opportunity in life to choose their own path."
The second principle Dunn shared is that "we teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves," paraphrasing the prophet Joseph Smith.
For the third principle, Dunn quotes the phrase "exercise unrighteous dominion" from the Doctrine and Covenants. Amidst the anger and accusations, it was interesting that Latter-day Saint principles were taught on national television.