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25 Things To Say & NOT to Say To A Loved One Leaving the Church

25 Things To Say & NOT to Say To A Loved One Leaving the Church

Dr. Julie de Azevedo-Hanks, a popular blogger, author, and online mental health influencer, recently wrote a blog post for By Common Consent discussing personal agency and how to react when a loved one tells you they are leaving the Church. Rather than being a missionary opportunity, such times are actually moments to display respect and kindness. We’ve put the first …

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3 Things You May Not Have Known About the Restoration

3 Things You May Not Have Known About the Restoration

The Restoration was ushered in by the First Vision in the Spring of 1820. But God started preparing the world long before 1820 for the Gospel to be restored. Here are three things you may not have known about the Restoration. 1st. The Founder Of The First Baptist Church In America Prepared The Way For The Restoration Roger Williams did …

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The Five Wounds of Christ, The Pentagram, and Temple Symbolism

The Five Wounds of Christ, The Pentagram, and Temple Symbolism

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a temple-going people. With over 155 temples in operation around the world, millions of faithful saints gather in the House of the Lord to receive revelation and open the eyes of our understanding as we seek a personal and powerful relationship with Jesus Christ. Our temple experience is rooted …

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5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

According to LDS.org, “Religious freedom is more than just the freedom to believe what you want. It’s also the freedom to talk about and act on your core beliefs without interference from government or others, except when necessary to protect health and safety. It also allows people with similar beliefs to form religious organizations that govern their own affairs.” Members …

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How to Enjoy The Temple If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy The Temple If You Have Anxiety

For Latter-day Saints, attending the temple is meant to represent a beautiful communion with God. The House of the Lord offers peace, guidance, and a chance to be nearer to heaven than anywhere else in the world. However, some members of the Church who struggle with mental illnesses can find visiting the temple difficult. Various causes, including small rooms and …

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If Jesus Christ is Sleeping Through Your Storm

If Jesus Christ is Sleeping Through Your Storm

Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today. The depths of my sad heart are troubled. Oh, waken and save, I pray! Torrents of sin and of anguish Sweep o’er my sinking soul, And I perish! I perish! dear Master. Oh, hasten and take control! We have all had moments in our lives when the words of …

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5 Mental Health Resolutions for Latter-day Saints

5 Mental Health Resolutions for Latter-day Saints

When many people make resolutions for a new year, they often think about physical health, whether it is losing weight or eating healthy foods. However, our mental health is just as important. Maybe you struggle with a mental illness or you simply want to clear and brighten up your life. Here are five mental health resolutions infused with the spirit …

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Jesus Christ and the Loss of Joseph

Jesus Christ and the Loss of Joseph

Not much is known about Joseph of Nazareth. He doesn’t utter a word in canonical scripture. Only the Gospels of Matthew and Luke mention him as part of the Nativity story. The details included tell us he lived in Nazareth as a carpenter and received four visions instructing him in his marriage and family. Joseph disappears from narrative after Christ’s …

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Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

If you have been wronged, lied to, abused, or betrayed, you understand. Forgiveness, while a divine and necessary gospel principle, is hard. Sometimes, it may even feel impossible. If you want to start on the road to forgiveness, but don’t know how to begin, here are some practical ideas to help you get started. Pray for a forgiving heart. Forgiveness …

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