Kari Monet

By  Kari Monet
November 05, 2018 10:09 PM MST
To truly understand Tara and Jared Madsen’s story, you have to start in the present. Skip past the first five years of their marriage, when she felt lonely, confused, and disconnected from her husband. Get past the excruciating discovery of Jared’s pornography addiction and the infidelity to which it led. Skim the subsequent five years of recovery work they slogged through to get to this place. Because this place is a really good place.
8 Min Read
By  Kari Monet
September 18, 2018 09:19 AM MDT
I love that ministry in the Church helps me get to know people I never would have been able to otherwise—especially sisters who have experience and wisdom to share with me. Seven years ago, my visiting teacher Betty Owen sat and listened to me cry in frustration. There was just too much work to do and not enough of me. My four kids were running riot. My pregnancy made me slow and hot and tired. I had projects piling up, and my anxiety and depression were getting out of control.
4 Min Read
By  Kari Monet
February 08, 2018 10:00 PM MST
In college, my best friend and I always called it Singles Awareness Day, laughing at how hard it was to watch happy couples floating around on clouds of chocolate, balloons, and roses every year. How could we have known how boring red roses can get after a few years of true love? If you’re tired of the same old thing, here are a few ideas to make Valentine’s Day fun and romantic again.
3 Min Read
By  Kari Monet
January 19, 2018 10:15 PM MST
Ironically, the very methods we use to encourage purity in our children sometimes drive them into pornography addiction instead of helping them navigate inevitable exposure and missteps.
13 Min Read
By  Kari Monet
January 16, 2018 10:03 PM MST
Have you ever been surprised and frustrated by people whose phones go dead right in the middle of the day? It seems like such a basic thing to plug it in at night. But sometimes finding your charger is just too much at 11 p.m., or maybe you have an older phone that won’t hold a charge. Lucky for us lesser mortals, there’s power save, which rations power by cutting nonessential functions.
5 Min Read