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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 …

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5 People in the Scriptures God Didn’t Save

5 People in the Scriptures God Didn't Save

Even though we know our time in mortality will require us to endure the refiner’s fire, it is in our nature to cry out for help when such times come. When the fires burn and the pain seems unbearable, we ask God to save us. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with this reaction; God commands us to cry out to …

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The Remarkable True Story of an LDS Woman Facing a Missouri Mob

The Remarkable True Story of an LDS Woman Facing a Missouri Mob

Artwork by Julie Rogers Amanda Barnes Smith tragically lost a husband and a son in the Haun’s Mill massacre. She had been miraculously inspired to know how to save another of her sons who had also been a victim of the violent attack. In the days after the tragic event, the women who remained were continually harassed by the Missourians. …

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New Mormon Message: Surviving Suicide

New Mormon Message: Surviving Suicide

Mormon Channel has released a new video entitled “Surviving Suicide.” The video tells the story of Hannah, a suicide survivor. Hannah tried to take her life at 17. Bullying and negative self-talk led her to believe that she wasn’t worth loving. Surviving her suicide attempt gave Hannah the chance to find out why that was far from the truth. Hannah …

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How to Have a Good & Godly Attitude about Valentine’s Day

How to Have a Good & Godly Attitude about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and the relationships that mean the most to us. However, there are many reasons we may not enjoy Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you have been perpetually single or you hate the commercialism that comes with flowers and chocolates. You may even wonder what the point of trying to enjoy Valentine’s Day is. However, …

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Hyrum Smith The Patriarch

5 Things You Did Not Know About Hyrum Smith The Patriarch

Left Painting by Del Parsons I love Hyrum Smith, I served my mission in Vermont and walked the hills were he was raised. We often extol Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and other early Prophets for their works and mission. But Hyrum is arguably the 2nd most important man of the restoration. Hyrum’s legacy may not be well known, but Joseph …

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How the Plan of Salvation is Like a Cookie Recipe

How the Plan of Salvation is Like a Cookie Recipe

Chances are when you hear the word cookie, something delicious and delectable comes to mind. It may be your great-grandmother’s favorite recipe or that picture perfect pin on Pinterest. Whatever you imagined, there is a surprising lesson we can learn about God’s plan of happiness from something as simple as a cookie. The Plan of Salvation The Plan of Salvation, …

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Inspired Questions God May Be Asking You

Inspired Questions God May Be Asking You

Perhaps it is simply part of our inquisitive nature. Or it may be a symbol of our struggle to fully rely on God. No matter the reason, most would agree: we ask God a lot of questions. Some questions are useful explorations into our faith and future; others are cries of desperation and confusion. While God and Jesus Christ cares about …

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What the Scriptures Say About Unrequited Love

What the Scriptures Say About Unrequited Love

Loving someone who does not love you back can cause exquisite pain. In the midst of such times, it may feel impossible to untangle your emotions and find peace. It can be especially hard as you strive to embody the gospel principles of charity and hope while also respecting someone’s agency, purifying your own motivations, and submitting to God’s will. …

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