Raising an Army of Helaman’s Warriors: A Guide for Parents to Prepare the Greatest Generation of Missionaries by Mark D. Ogletree, PhD and Kevin A. Hinckley, MA


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Raising an Army of Helaman’s Warriors: A Guide for Parents to Prepare the Greatest Generation of Missionaries

by Mark D. Ogletree, PhD and Kevin A. Hinckley, MA

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Turn your home into an MTC! Get them ready with this missionary-minded parents’ guide.

Licensed professional counselors and popular speakers Mark D. Ogletree and Kevin A. Hinckley help you keep your kids on the missionary track.

  • Determine whether you’re using discipline or punishment
  • Teach the principle of obedience and the blessings of work
  • Inquire of the Lord and receive answers from the Spirit
  • Model healthy communication between family members
  • Help your children prepare emotionally, physically, and spiritually

Their mission calls will be here sooner than you think. Start now so they can serve faithfully and honorably and spread the word to the world!


About the Authors:

Mark D. Ogletree has a MS in education and a PhD in family and human development. He taught in the Church Educational System for twenty-one years, serving as seminary instructor and principal, institute instructor, and the director of the Institute of Religion in Dallas, Texas. He has also presented marriage and family workshops in the private sector, as well as for BYU Education Week. Presently, Mark is an associate professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, where he teaches courses on living prophets and preparing for marriage. Mark has worked in private practice for over twenty years as a marriage and family therapist.

He has published several articles in the Ensign, in academic journals, and most recently teamed up with some other BYU professors and contributed to By Divine Design—a book on strengthening marriage and family relationships.


Kevin A. Hinckley is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. He received his MEd in counseling at Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in organizational behavior. He has developed numerous therapeutic programs, including in-patient and day-treatment programs for addiction and trauma recovery. He has worked closely with the LDS Addiction Recovery Program and is the creator of “The Naaman Project,” a day-treatment program for pornography addiction. A former bishop and institute teacher, Kevin has written five books. He is a regular presenter at Campus Education Weeks at BYU–I and BYU. He and his wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of four children and twelve grandchildren.


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