Featured Author – Wendy Ulrich

Wendy Ulrich is the author of “The Temple Experience” released by Cedar Fort in August of 2012.

In her book, Ulrich discusses the meanings behind Temple Worship. She shows how when you’re used to instant Internet answers, it can take practice and patience to recognize the multiple meanings in sacred temple ordinances. Ulrich’s book is perfect for new and longtime temple worshipers alike, and will help readers use their temple experience and its rich symbolism to find healing and hope in their own lives.

Today more than ever before, the blessings of the temple are available to faithful Saints around the world. However, the ancient language of symbolism and storytelling used within the temple is so different from our reliance on fast-paced technology which offers us the instant gratification of quick answers. It can sometimes take a strong experience to shake us from our mundane, everyday routines, andmotivateus to look deeper for the divine.

Learn to:

  • plumb the depths of your dreams
  • find telltale clues in your trials
  • recognize and interpret the multiple levels of meaning in sacred temple ordinances
  • find healing and hope within the walls of the temple
  • personalize your journey back to our Father in Heaven

The Temple Experience is a book for people in search of themselves, which is to be in search of the Holy. Perfect for new and longtime temple worshipers alike, this invaluable volume will help you use the temple experience to see yourself more truthfully and seek God more trustingly.

About the author:

Wendy Ulrich is practicing psychologist and the founder of Sixteen Stones Center for Growth, LLC, a group of mental health professionals committed to building the emotional and spiritual resilience of LDS women and their loved ones (see sixteenstones.net).

Wendy Ulrich received her PhD from the University of Michigan and an MBA from UCLA. Then for many years was part of a private practice in Ann Arbor, where she and her husband,Dave raised their three children. Because James is a professor at the University of Michigan, they had the flexibility to trade off school, work, and childcare when their children were young, giving Wendy the rare privilege of giving birth to their third child in the middle of finals week at the end of her first year as a doctoral graduate student (not recommended).

Her first two books come out of long experience with the impact of self-blame in people’s lives. More recently, Dave and Wendy decided to collaborate on a new project, a book called The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations that Win (McGraw Hill, 2010).

Wendy loves powertools and really enjoys woodworking projects. She hopes some of the things she writes about can be powertools for others in finding meaning, self-acceptance, and a deeper sense of purpose in life.