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This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

According to recent statistics, nearly 7% of all Americans will experience a major depressive disorder in their lifetime. Members of the Church are not immune from this statistic. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke of the serious nature of mental illnesses in his General Conference talk, Like a Broken Vessel. We sense the complexity of such matters when we hear professionals …

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5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the first to admit it: we are a peculiar people. It is natural in many ways to find ourselves separated and different from the rest of the world. While it shouldn’t be our main focus to try and appease the questions and standards of men, we can do …

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Having Faith When Things Don’t Go as Planned

I have faith that I will be healed. I have faith that I will be quickly delivered through my trial. I have faith that I will not lose my loved one. I have faith that whatever comes my way will surely pass. It is great and wonderful, even easy at times, to have faith that things will go the way you want …

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10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

Death may be a natural part of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation, but this knowledge doesn’t make the loss any easier. Grief and mourning still occurs, no matter our beliefs about life after death. From the beginning, God has given us counsel and direction through these difficult times. Living prophets and apostles speak today to continue this tradition of love …

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Why Mormons Are So Happy

If you were to ask anyone about the Mormons, you’ll hear a lot of things. Chances are, you’ll get questions in return. One of the most common, however, may surprise you: Why do Mormons seem to be so happy all of the time? I do not know all the answers to that question, but I have heard stories. And I know …

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Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

One of the most popular parables found in the Bible is the story of the prodigal son. It is easy to understand why. The parable, which tells of a son who squanders his inheritance, leaves his family, and then returns feeling ashamed, mirrors our own mortal probation in many ways. We all fall short of the glory of God in …

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10 Rare Facts About the Prophet Joseph Smith

In a vision from the angel Moroni, Joseph Smith was told “that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.” We see this in our day; people all around …

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What I Realized About Forever

We’re expecting our second child any day now! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days looking forward to this pregnancy being over. I can’t count all the different parts of my body that ache so badly, I’ve lost count how many nights it’s been that I have barely slept at all and had to force …

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How Following Ammon’s Example Leads to Success at Work

How Following Ammon's Example Leads to Success at Work

In today’s modern world, more Latter-day Saints are looking to gain momentum in their careers than ever before. This is especially true of young single adults. With so many people vying for positions and promotions, how can we succeed in the workplace? It may seem surprising, but the scriptures offer us some great examples about how to be dedicated, effective …

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When It Hurts to Go to Church

When It Hurts to Go to Church

Maybe you are struggling with infertility and it hurts to see all those inevitable pregnant bellies and new babies. Maybe you have been the subject of gossip and don’t want to show your face. Maybe you are struggling in your marriage (or separation, or divorce) and can’t stand to hear another lesson on eternal marriage. Maybe you feel like an …

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