Trending Now
Home » Personal

Personal

How to Beat the Natural Man in Spiritual Hand-to-Hand Combat

How to Beat the Natural Man in Spiritual Hand-to-Hand Combat

In a devotional to BYU-Idaho students in May 2016, licensed counselor Reed Hendricks said overcoming the natural man “is hand-to-hand combat that will stretch us to our very limits.” At some point in our lives, it is likely we have felt this way. Whether we are trying to overcome an addiction, facing the consequences of sin, or simply weighed down …

Read More »

My Lifelong Wrestle with Mormonism

My Lifelong Wresetle with Mormonism

This post was originally posted on Relationship Refinery. Below is an excerpt. Since I’ve at times been grumpy, tired, the bad kind of opinionated, and wrong about things, I haven’t felt like I’m the right person, in the right moment, with the right amount of faithfulness to be the giver of the things I’ll discuss below. I’m not a theologian …

Read More »

5 Things I’d Say to Someone Who Has Left the Church

5 Things I’d Say to Someone Who Has Left the Church

Featured Image | FreePik No matter your religion or belief system, it is always hard when someone you know makes the choice to leave. It can happen suddenly, seemingly without reason, or come at the end of a long journey. You may not know what to say or how to react when someone tells you they are leaving the Church. …

Read More »

How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety

Earlier this year, we published an article entitled How to Enjoy the Temple If You Have Anxiety. Many of our readers who related to the article mentioned their anxiety can also be triggered by the hustle and bustle of Sunday meetings. While anxiety and other mental illnesses can interfere with all aspects of daily life, many members feel especially guilty …

Read More »

What Breaking Through a Roof Teaches Us About Charity

What Breaking Through a Roof Teaches Us About Charity

Charity is one of the key principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Alongside the first great commandment to love God, Christ said the second was to “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39). In a general way, we all understand the need to have charity and what it means to love others. However, charity works on an individual level …

Read More »

The Best Way to Heal a Heart is to Use It

The Best Way to Heal a Heart is to Use It

The heart, as a symbol, is both powerful and universal. While we use the heart to make sense of many emotions and experiences, it seems most often the heart is used to describe what it means to be utterly broken. Just the words “a broken heart” can conjure up many images and encapsulates a breadth of emotions ranging from intense longing …

Read More »