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How Forgiving My Abuser Brought Me Peace

How Forgiving My Abuser Brought Me Peace

It’s the little things I remember most. The screams when my mother made the wrong kind of spaghetti. The roar of the rain against the windshield as we went too fast on a winding road. The cold burn on my skin the day he punched me in the face with a ball of ice. The expansive hope that someone would …

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LDS Quotes To Comfort Sexual Assault Survivors

LDS Quotes Every Sexual Assault Survivor Should Read

According to statistics from RAINN, the United State’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, someone in America is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. One in six women will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape and nearly one in two women will face another form of sexual assault in their lifetime. These horrific statistics affect us all, including members of …

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What to Do If You Struggle With General Conference

What to Do If You Struggle With General Conference

For many members of the Church, General Conference is a much-anticipated time where revelation will be received and warm memories will be made. However, there are many members of the Church who struggle with General Conference. It may be for small reasons, such as the long hours of sitting, or it may be for much larger reasons, such as discontentment …

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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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My Lifelong Wrestle with Mormonism

My Lifelong Wresetle with Mormonism

This post was originally posted on Relationship Refinery. Below is an excerpt. Since I’ve at times been grumpy, tired, the bad kind of opinionated, and wrong about things, I haven’t felt like I’m the right person, in the right moment, with the right amount of faithfulness to be the giver of the things I’ll discuss below. I’m not a theologian …

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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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