Like Dragons Did They Fight


Like Dragons Did They Fight

by Maurice Harker | LDS Homeschool Conference 2013

“This presentation bravely bridges the gap between the Spiritual and the Temporal (physical) factors of reoccurring patterns of unwanted behaviors.  It pulls the essential elements of many psychological theories and fits them into an eternal paradigm as can only be seen through the eyes of those who are inspired by God.  The participants will be taken on a journey from seeing the battle from high in the heavens to the gritty and sweaty clashing of swords a warrior must experience day to day.

We live in a time when many are in bondage before they are aware that there is a war.  As with many examples in world history, one cannot get out of bondage with just will power and thought control.  Warriors must be trained and then trained some more, in the classroom and on the field.  They must learn,  that in order to escape the bondage they find themselves in, as did warriors thousands of years before, like dragons did they fight!”


Maurice Harker is Founder and Director of the Sons of Helaman program.  He is the third of the nine sons of Ferrin and Wanda Harker. After having been raised primarily in South East Idaho, his family moved to Farmington, Utah, where he graduated from high school at Davis High in 1987. In high school, he excelled academically, athletically and musically. He served an LDS mission to Detroit, Michigan. He completed his Bachelor’s program at the University of Utah majoring in Psychology and minoring in Mathematics.

He married his wife, Nanette, shortly after graduation. At that time he became the adoptive father of his then 3 year old son, Nikolas, who had been born to his wife in a previous marriage.

In September of 2005, Sons of Helaman was created due to the influx of young men struggling with sexual addiction issues. The development and expansion of this program has been a major focus since then. In his ongoing private practice at Life Changing Services, Maurice specializes in marriage therapy (especially if sexual misbehaviors are part of the problem). He trains adult men to overcome sexual addictions. He works to help heal the wives of sexual addicts. He works with individuals fighting anxiety and depression issues.


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