We learned a lot about the Word of Wisdom when reviewing President Thomas S. Monson’s talk “Principles and Promises.” The talk itself isn’t even five minutes long, but President Monson’s teachings gave us more than enough to discuss. In this episode, we touch on how we explain the Word of Wisdom to non-members, concerns some members have over the use of legalized marijuana, and how in the world we get by without coffee. Reflecting on how we’ve seen the blessings of the Word of Wisdom in our lives was a great experience, and we hope you can gain as much from this discussion as we did!
Elder Bednar’s book where he discusses Doctrines, Principles, and Applications: https://deseretbook.com/p/increase-learning-david-bednar-82119?variant_id=15146-hardcover.
A good article covering Elder Bednar’s thoughts on Doctrines, Principles, and Applications: http://oneclimbs.com/2013/08/01/what-are-doctrines-principles-applications/
Study on Mormons and reduced death rates: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743507003258
Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/927691-what-is-success-to-laugh-often-and-much-to-win
Theme Music: Homeward Bound by Jonny Easton