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5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

5 Times Jesus Christ Demonstrated Support for Religious Freedom

According to LDS.org, “Religious freedom is more than just the freedom to believe what you want. It’s also the freedom to talk about and act on your core beliefs without interference from government or others, except when necessary to protect health and safety. It also allows people with similar beliefs to form religious organizations that govern their own affairs.” Members …

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How to Enjoy The Temple If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy The Temple If You Have Anxiety

For Latter-day Saints, attending the temple is meant to represent a beautiful communion with God. The House of the Lord offers peace, guidance, and a chance to be nearer to heaven than anywhere else in the world. However, some members of the Church who struggle with mental illnesses can find visiting the temple difficult. Various causes, including small rooms and …

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If Jesus Christ is Sleeping Through Your Storm

If Jesus Christ is Sleeping Through Your Storm

Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today. The depths of my sad heart are troubled. Oh, waken and save, I pray! Torrents of sin and of anguish Sweep o’er my sinking soul, And I perish! I perish! dear Master. Oh, hasten and take control! We have all had moments in our lives when the words of …

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5 Mental Health Resolutions for Latter-day Saints

5 Mental Health Resolutions for Latter-day Saints

When many people make resolutions for a new year, they often think about physical health, whether it is losing weight or eating healthy foods. However, our mental health is just as important. Maybe you struggle with a mental illness or you simply want to clear and brighten up your life. Here are five mental health resolutions infused with the spirit …

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Jesus Christ and the Loss of Joseph

Jesus Christ and the Loss of Joseph

Not much is known about Joseph of Nazareth. He doesn’t utter a word in canonical scripture. Only the Gospels of Matthew and Luke mention him as part of the Nativity story. The details included tell us he lived in Nazareth as a carpenter and received four visions instructing him in his marriage and family. Joseph disappears from narrative after Christ’s …

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Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

If you have been wronged, lied to, abused, or betrayed, you understand. Forgiveness, while a divine and necessary gospel principle, is hard. Sometimes, it may even feel impossible. If you want to start on the road to forgiveness, but don’t know how to begin, here are some practical ideas to help you get started. Pray for a forgiving heart. Forgiveness …

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5 Reasons We Struggle With Our Eternal Potential

5 Reasons We Struggle With Our Eternal Potential

One of the most fundamental truths of the gospel can be found in the words of a beloved Primary song: “I am a child of God.” As children of God, we learn that we are loved by Him and that by following His plan we can gain eternal life. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said, “Brothers and sisters, the most …

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Was Jesus Christ Really Born in December?

Was Jesus Christ Really Born in December?

Since the time of Pope Julius I, when he officially declared the Mass of Jesus or “Christmas” would be celebrated on December 25, Christians around the world have used this day to honor the birth of the Savior. Even though Christmas and the month of December will forever be linked, was Jesus Christ really born in December? Here’s what Church …

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What Does It Mean to Worship God?

What Does It Mean to Worship God?

Every day leading up to Christmas, the Church is inviting us to serve and live as Christ did! There are 25 different ideas for the 25 days of Christmas. Today, December 4, features the principle that we can worship God just as Christ did. Truly, even as a master healer and teacher himself, Christ did everything to glorify the Father. …

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