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6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

The practice of fasting has been a commandment throughout ancient and modern history. Scriptural accounts of fasting abound and prophets today continue to teach this important principle of abstaining from food and sacrificing physical needs and comfort to draw near to the Lord and to serve. However, fasting would likely not be described by anyone as easy and there are …

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How The Kingdoms Of Glory Teach Us About Love

How The Kingdoms Of Glory Teach Us About Love

Recently I was studying the Kingdoms of Glory. As I read D&C 88:22-24 I had an epiphany. What if there was a correlation between the Kingdoms of Glory and their respective laws and love? What if the law we were abiding dictated our capacity to love or feel love? The more I studied the Kingdoms of Glory and love, the …

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Read This Epic Letter from an LDS Missionary Who Returned Home Early

Read This Epic Letter from an LDS Missionary Going Home Due to a Mental Illness

In April 2016, Jessie Carter was called to serve a Spanish speaking mission in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission. For Carter, it was a joyful experience after a long journey. For four years, she had been working to overcome obstacles that would allow her to serve. She didn’t tell her family when she sent in her final application and surprised them …

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You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Be A Good Mormon

You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Be A Good Mormon

We live in the age where everyone’s life is perfect. Or at least it looks that way. From the photos of models to the pictures on social media, everything and everyone life, dog, and family look flawless. Sometimes it even feels like everyone at church is perfect. They have amazing spouses, faithful children, and awesome testimonies. It makes those of us …

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Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

Seth Adam Smith is an LDS author, blogger, and YouTuber who is passionate about preventing suicide. Smith is a survivor of a suicide attempt, an experience which was chronicled in the Mormon Message, “Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.” As part of his latest effort to raise awareness and support for this very important cause, Smith …

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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

This past week, I’ve received numerous invites to fundraising events to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. It has truly been inspiring to see people around the world band together to help those in need. It has also made me think about my own “selective caring” habits when it comes to helping others. As a journalist, I was not only …

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The Most PAINFUL Painting of Jesus Christ’s Atonement

The Most PAINFUL Painting of Jesus Christ's Atonement

Most Latter-day Saints know that Christ atoned for our sins. But did you know that Christ actually felt YOUR pains AND sicknesses? That means, as sick as you’ve ever felt, Christ has felt that sick. In this interview, famous LDS artist, Liz Lemon Swindle, talks about being sick while painting “Gethsemane,” and shares the remarkable insight she learned from Elder …

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Splitting the Sky: Courtney & Rachelle

Splitting the Sky: Courtney & Rachelle

Splitting the Sky is a YouTube documentary series featuring stories of predominately LDS women. The series seeks “to find and share authentic stories of faithful women and by so doing open our connection to God, ourselves, and each other.” Recently, the series interviewed Courtney and Rachelle. Through the interview, the two women tell the story of how they met, married, …

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