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White Privilege: An LDS Perspective

White Privilege: An LDS Perspective

“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required.” (Luke 12:48) You know in testimony meeting when a person says they didn’t want to stand up and speak but felt that they needed to? That’s me right now. I don’t want to court controversy. I’m not a “kick the hornet’s nest” type of person. I don’t want …

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The Two Wolves | A Powerful Legend Mormons Will Relate To

The Two Wolves | A Powerful Legend Mormons Will Relate To

Within each of us are two wolves—one is good and one is evil. Throughout our lives, these two wolves fight each other for control of our hearts. Who will win? Nathan Mitchell, the actor who portrayed Joseph Smith, is currently the co-director of Anasazi Foundation—a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth. In this video, Nathan shares the Legend of the Two …

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5 Ways Mormons Can Combat Racism in Church

5 Ways Mormons Can Combat Racism in Church

In their recent statement on the horrific events of Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and another nineteen injured, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints quote President Gordon B. Hinckley and said: “No man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ. Nor can he consider himself to …

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How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing If You Have Anxiety

How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing When You Have Anxiety

Priesthood blessings are meant to be sacred moments of healing, comfort, and direction. However, many members struggle to reach out and ask for help in times of need. This is especially true of those with mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. Shame can make it extremely hard to trust others and be vulnerable. If you find it hard to …

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How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

Do you know someone who is feeling suicidal? Does someone you love want to end their life? What can you say? What can you do? How can you help them? If someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there are some simple—but profound—things you can do to help. Click on the video below to hear the inspired advice of …

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How to Use Your Patriarchal Blessing for Personal Growth

How to Use Your Patriarchal Blessing for Personal Growth

A patriarchal blessing is a sacred blessing given by a patriarch to a member of the church. In the blessing, the member receives personal direction from the Lord and his lineage in the House of Israel. The promises are eternal and, when studied consistently, a patriarchal blessing can bring peace, comfort, and protection. After years of reading your patriarchal blessing, …

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8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

Last week, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, died by suicide. When I heard the news, I spent the day listening to the music of the band that helped me deal with an abusive childhood and repeated trauma. I’ve thought about my own mental health journey and watching others I love struggle. I thought about the moments when I …

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A Big Lie Satan Tricks Mormons Into Believing

A Big Lie Satan Tricks Mormons Into Believing

When someone decides to stop going to the LDS Church typically it is because they have been offended or they feel judged by the shame culture. When this happens it becomes harder and harder to go to church. This is when Satan tricks them into believing that even though they know the gospel is true, they don’t need to actively live …

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Can Jesus Christ Heal MY Anxiety?

Can Christ Heal MY Anxiety?

We often talk about Christ’s power to heal us—both spiritually and physically—but can Jesus Christ actually help someone who struggles with anxiety? Carrie Wrigley, an LDS therapist, shares some thoughts on how Christ can heal those who are struggling with anxiety. “There is perhaps nothing that dispels anxiety completely, or more powerfully, than knowing that the literal God of Heaven, …

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