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Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

A new video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follows a woman who experienced the traumatic pain of childhood abuse. When Erin was growing up, home was never a safe place for her. She was physically, mentally, and sexually abused by the person who was supposed to protect and take care of her. For years, she struggled …

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Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

“For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no …

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The Devil, A Butter Knife, and My House Upon a Rock

The Devil, A Butter Knife, and My House Upon a Rock

Have you ever felt like your entire life was on fire? We’re not talking about a cozy fireplace with roasting marshmallows or a grease fire shooting out of an oily pan. It’s a wildfire, angry and violent and spreading, billowing out at a breakneck pace to consume everything in its path. It’s utter devastation. I’ve been there and it hurts. …

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The Symbolism of Salt in the Sermon on the Mount

The Symbolism of Salt in the Sermon on the Mount

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ tells his followers that they “are the salt of the earth,” but if the salt loses its flavor, “it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out.” As much as we love our sodium intake today, the symbolism of salt has deep meaning in the ancient Jewish culture and would …

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5 Things to Forsake So You Can Follow Christ

5 Things to Forsake So You Can Follow Christ

As Christ called his disciples to follow him, the scriptures say they “forsook all, and followed him” (Luke 5:11). Christ also gave the following admonition that “whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). Today, we have the same opportunity. Though we do not forsake fishing nets and walk …

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What It Means to Make the Lord’s Path Straight

What It Means to Make the Lord's Path Straight

In Matthew 3, John the Baptist offers the following invitation: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. What does this mean? How can we make the Lord’s path straight? More importantly, what does this look like in our individual lives? As with most things, there are multiple meanings and layers to be revealed with pondering and study. We’ve gathered three …

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Killing Isaac: When God Requires the Hardest Sacrifice

Killing Isaac: When God Requires the Hardest Sacrifice

The gospel of Jesus Christ is one of optimism and hope. We hold onto the good news of the gospel and rightly so. After all, “men are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). However, we can also mistakenly avoid and even belittle the hard truths of progression in our determination to find this joy. It’s rarely intentional. Our …

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Michael Mclean Discusses Crisis of Faith in New Video

Michael Mclean Discusses Crisis of Faith in New Video

In a new video published on Mormon Channel, Michael Mclean opens up about a crisis of faith that lasted for nearly ten years and how we can endure when we feel nothing from heaven. The crisis of faith began when Mclean’s son came out as gay. Mclean wanted to support his son and prayed for guidance. The crisis of faith …

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