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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 …

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A Few Things to Ponder Over Disney’s “Exclusively Gay Moment”

A Few Things to Ponder Over Disney’s “Exclusively Gay Moment”

Unless you’ve been locked away in a tower for the last year, you’ve likely heard of Disney’s upcoming live adaption of Beauty and the Beast. You’ve also likely heard of the recent controversy surrounding Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment,” according to director Bill Condon, which will be featured in the film. For those who haven’t, here is a quick breakdown: …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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