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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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How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety

Earlier this year, we published an article entitled How to Enjoy the Temple If You Have Anxiety. Many of our readers who related to the article mentioned their anxiety can also be triggered by the hustle and bustle of Sunday meetings. While anxiety and other mental illnesses can interfere with all aspects of daily life, many members feel especially guilty …

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What Breaking Through a Roof Teaches Us About Charity

What Breaking Through a Roof Teaches Us About Charity

Charity is one of the key principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Alongside the first great commandment to love God, Christ said the second was to “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39). In a general way, we all understand the need to have charity and what it means to love others. However, charity works on an individual level …

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The Best Way to Heal a Heart is to Use It

The Best Way to Heal a Heart is to Use It

The heart, as a symbol, is both powerful and universal. While we use the heart to make sense of many emotions and experiences, it seems most often the heart is used to describe what it means to be utterly broken. Just the words “a broken heart” can conjure up many images and encapsulates a breadth of emotions ranging from intense longing …

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5 People in the Scriptures God Didn’t Save

5 People in the Scriptures God Didn't Save

Even though we know our time in mortality will require us to endure the refiner’s fire, it is in our nature to cry out for help when such times come. When the fires burn and the pain seems unbearable, we ask God to save us. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with this reaction; God commands us to cry out to …

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The Remarkable True Story of an LDS Woman Facing a Missouri Mob

The Remarkable True Story of an LDS Woman Facing a Missouri Mob

Artwork by Julie Rogers Amanda Barnes Smith tragically lost a husband and a son in the Haun’s Mill massacre. She had been miraculously inspired to know how to save another of her sons who had also been a victim of the violent attack. In the days after the tragic event, the women who remained were continually harassed by the Missourians. …

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New Mormon Message: Surviving Suicide

New Mormon Message: Surviving Suicide

Mormon Channel has released a new video entitled “Surviving Suicide.” The video tells the story of Hannah, a suicide survivor. Hannah tried to take her life at 17. Bullying and negative self-talk led her to believe that she wasn’t worth loving. Surviving her suicide attempt gave Hannah the chance to find out why that was far from the truth. Hannah …

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How to Have a Good & Godly Attitude about Valentine’s Day

How to Have a Good & Godly Attitude about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and the relationships that mean the most to us. However, there are many reasons we may not enjoy Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you have been perpetually single or you hate the commercialism that comes with flowers and chocolates. You may even wonder what the point of trying to enjoy Valentine’s Day is. However, …

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