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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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3 Types Of “Testimonies” The Prophets Have Told Us To Avoid

3 Types Of “Testimonies” The Prophets And Apostles Have Told Us To Avoid

Testimony meeting is not meant to be an open mic event. It is not the appropriate forum for people to go on rants, confessions, publicity stunts or calls for attention. These are NOT testimonies. In a matter of fact, the prophets have actually told us the types of testimonies that are not appropriate. But just as important as knowing how …

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You Can’t Ruin God’s Plan For You

It might surprise you to hear this but God doesn’t have a “plan B.” You can’t ruin His plan for you. You might think you’ve made too many mistakes—too many wrong turns—but you can ALWAYS turn around and find your way back home. Watch the video below to see Ganel-Lyn Condie, an LDS speaker and author, use the PERFECT analogy …

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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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Ending the WAR Against Our Bodies

Ending the WAR Against Our Bodies

The way we live has a PROFOUND impact on our bodies and our minds. In a recent interview, Carrie Wrigley, an LDS therapist, said that Western Culture is essentially at war with the body. And she believes that the way in which we are living is actually causing—or encouraging—symptoms of depression. Said she: “We are literally living in a manner …

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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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5 Things Every Single Mormon Needs To Remember

5 Things Every Single Mormon Needs To Remember

As I talk with single Mormons around the nation I often hear the disappointment and sometimes despair about their dating and marriage prospects. In a church that is so heavily focused on the family, a single member can often feel out of place and not understood. I know because I’ve felt this way. As a YSA when you compound being …

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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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Understanding The Relationship Between Grace And Works

Understanding The Relationship Between Grace And Works

Immortality, salvation, and eternal life are used interchangeably in Christianity and sometimes Mormons also use them interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. Understanding their true meaning allows us to understand better the commandments and other Christians. But more importantly, understanding the difference between salvation and exaltation is key to understanding the relationship between grace and works. “Christians have …

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