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From teaching girls about self-image to "letting your wife go," the best blogs this week sure hit hard. Don't miss these fantastic reads!
The media has played a big role in setting airbrushed, unattainable expectations for the "ideal" body. Just this week, Barbie was featured on the cover wrap for the 50th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit accompanying the tagline, "unapologetic." Whether or not the doll icon has something to apologize for we can't say, but we do know that the "doll that started it all" plays a big role in showcasing what sorts of images and expectations our little girls (and boys, too) are soaking up.
To help combat this phenomenon, parents have to take a strong stance and help their children, especially their daughters, create a positive, powerful self-image. From watching how you yourself use words like "thin" versus "healthy" to encouraging a positive dialogue throughout your extended family, these 8 vital tips (along with easy ways to implement them) will help you boost the self-image of the girls in your life. It may be the most important story you read this year.
Check out all the greatest stories from this week. We've got everything from funny Valentine's Day memes to LDS Olympic updates. Don't miss out on the hottest stories!
The story of Mark and Jamie Lynn started out like any other--the pair met at BYU on a blind date and the rest, as they say, is history. Only, their relationship took an unexpected and terrifying turn when Jenny collapsed one day while making lunch in their kitchen at home. After being rushed to the hospital, doctor's discovered she'd had a massive brain stem stroke--and was completely paralyzed as a result.
While Jenny miraculously survived the trauma, doctors said her quality of life made it not worth living, and advised Mark to take his wife off life support. With communication limited, Jenny spent all her energy telling Mark to leave her bedside and go to the temple.
LDS Olympians, temple updates, and Book of Mormon DNA theories all made headlines this week. Check out these great stories!
LDS Olympians In Sochi
LDS Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace will tear up the skeleton track in Sochi as she takes her last chance for gold. Photo from Pampers / Getty Images
Hidden among the 2500 US athletes competing in this year's Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, are 10 Mormons: David Bisset (bobsled), Torah Bright (snowboard), Erik Fisher, aka the Flying Fish (alpine ski), Chris Fogt (bobslead), Kate Hansen (luge), Jessika Jenson (snowboard), Eric Neilson (skeleton), Christian Niccum (luge), Steve Nyman (ski), and Noelle Pikus-Pace (skeleton).
From Josh Wright and Josh Groban to Jabari Parker, see who made an appearance in Mormon news this week!
Remember that time Josh Groban worked with the LDS makers of Kid History to shoot a hilarious video? Well, he's back in LDS news again, this week in a fun photo with LDS concert pianist Josh Wright!
Here's the quick version of the story: at his Carnegie Hall debut, Josh Wright played for a number of big-name stars, including Josh Groban, Piers Morgan, and many members of the Huntsman family. The picture itself was just a 10-second interaction backstage that Josh Groban was really cool about. Neat!
This week was a doozy in Mormon news! Find out how Mormons are involved with the Superbowl and Martin Luther King in the top stories from January 18 - 24.
With 15 temples around the would under construction, 2 being renovated, and 14 more announced, there's a lot going on in the world of LDS temples. We peeked at the contruction status for just 5 of these 31 temples in transition: the Córdoba Argentina, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Sapporo Japan, and Trujillo Perú Temples. Pop over to the full article to see pictures and read current projects for each of these, or get current information on the status of all temples under construction at LDSchurchtemples.com.