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How to Control Intrusive Thoughts

How to Control Intrusive Thoughts

Thoughts are important. In the scriptures, we are commanded to let virtue garnish our thoughts unceasingly. President Ezra Taft Benson also stressed the power thoughts have when he said: “Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character—and our character will determine our eternal destiny.” So, what do you do when you are faced with intrusive thoughts …

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Discovering Charity If You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Discovering Charity If You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

As a child of God, you are beloved. God has given everything to you, including his most precious Son. His whole plan of salvation is all about you progressing and coming home to him. He sees you as an eternal being of infinite worth. In short, you are awesome. However, you live in a world that is less than awesome. …

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3 Things to Do When the Sacrament Has Become Rote

3 Things to Do When the Sacrament Has Become Rote

Each week, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partake of the sacrament, a sacred ordinance where bread and water are consumed as a symbol of Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice. The sacrament is also a time for those who have been baptized to renew their covenants, or promises, to follow Christ. While it is a wonderful blessing …

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This Simple Question Will Improve Every One of Your Relationships

This Simple Question Will Improve Every One of Your Relationships

Relationships are at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s plan of happiness. From temple sealings that bind families together forever to the powerful reminder that “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent,” relationships form an essential and eternal part of our lives. As …

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My Pain May Never End, But I’m Learning That’s Ok

My Pain May Never End, But I’m Learning That’s Ok

I’ve been thinking about pain this week. More specifically, my pain. The pain of abuse. The pain of depression and anxiety. The pain of grief and loss. The sort of pain that winds up unraveling you when you tug one little thread. I used to think it would get better one day. I thought I’d be better. I’m not saying …

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How to Educate Your Desires

How to Educate Your Desires

It is likely that if you paused right now, you could name at least one thing you really, really want. It could be something as simple as a taco for lunch or as a complex as a vulnerable relationship. Some of your desires may stem from the hunger of the natural man while others surely come from the deepest eternal …

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How to Enjoy Visiting Teaching If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy Visiting Teaching If You Have Anxiety

After publishing two articles, How to Enjoy the Temple If You Have Anxiety and How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety, we received many requests to continue the series and discuss other aspects of Church life. Today, we want to help those who may be struggling to do their visiting teaching because of their mental illness. Visiting teaching is …

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13 Ways People With Depression Can Help Themselves

13 Ways People With Depression Can Help Themselves

Recently, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has sparked conversations about mental illness and suicide. For those unfamiliar with the plot of the series, a teenager named Hannah Baker, after taking her own life, leaves behind thirteen cassette tapes detailing why she made that decision. The tapes are delivered into the hands of Clay Jensen, a boy with a flirtatious …

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