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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 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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4 Practical Ways to Actually Develop Patience

4 Practical Ways to Actually Develop Patience

Patience. Just reading that word can make us feel anything but. In fact, patience seems to be an extremely elusive character trait for most people. It seems to be that the only way to develop patience is to just sit and wait it out. But are there ways we can consciously and actively develop patience? I think so. Here are …

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5 Unique Ways to Revitalize Your Scripture Study

5 Unique Ways to Revitalize Your Scripture Study

Scripture study plays a primary role in building faith and testimony. In the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord say, “Behold, I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures.” However, maintaining good habits and keeping our study spiritually fulfilling can be difficult. So much competes for our time and we can …

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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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