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Why Temporal Happiness Is So Addicting

Why Temporal Happiness Is So Addicting

Tell me, does this sound familiar? Groggily, you wake up each morning. You reach over to swipe off your alarm and end up spending fifteen five minutes checking your notifications. Eventually, you make it to work. You work. A lot. When you’re done working, you grab dinner on the way home and start the mental battle between your favorite drama …

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What I Wish I’d Put on My “Husband List” as a Young Woman

What I Wish I’d Put on My “Husband List” as a Young Woman

Like many young women sitting in Sunday School, I felt a sense of giddiness when we were instructed to think of the qualities we wanted most in a future spouse. You likely remember the lesson. We giggled and planned and made commitments to dating within our standards and finding a spouse that would help lead us to God. I was …

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We Want Repentance to Clean Us Right Away…But Sometimes We Need to Soak

We Want Repentance to Clean Us Right Away...But Sometimes We Need to Soak

The doctrine of repentance is beautiful. No matter how many mistakes we have made or how weak we feel, we can find forgiveness and peace because of Jesus Christ. We become completely clean and we become perfected through the process of repentance. This is exciting and glorious! Elder D. Todd Christofferson even said repentance is a gift and there should …

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President David O. McKay’s Vibrant Vision of the Spirit World

President David O. McKay’s Vibrant Vision of the Spirit World

Did you know that many early members of the Church experienced vibrant and detailed visions of the Spirit world? One of them was President David O. Mckay while touring the Polynesian Islands. This is his account. In May of 1921, President David O. McKay was traveling by boat to Apia, Samoa, when he saw into the spirit world and saw …

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7 Mistakes Returned Missionaries Make And How To Avoid Them

7 Mistakes Returned Missionaries Make And How To Avoid Them

Going on a mission is one of the best learning and growing experiences a young man or woman can have. Tt tests and tries us in ways we have never experienced before. However, the hardest part of a mission is often coming home and adjusting to life as a ‘returned missionary’ (RM). Finding the right balance after returning from a mission …

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Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Jesus Christ offered many invitations to his followers throughout his mortal ministry. However, one resonates more clearly and simply than the rest: Come, follow me. At first glance, it seems simple enough. Follow Christ. Follow God. They love us and want good for us. Of course we will follow them. At second glance, we all realize how hard it can …

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A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father’s Day

A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father's Day

Dear Heavenly Father, You are all that a daughter or son needs. You are kind. You are merciful. You demand respect, but acknowledge weakness. You sacrifice for us, and even your Son was given to make up for our shortcomings. We may be confused at times, but you have a plan for all of us. It is a plan of …

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How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

In his most recent General Conference talk, Elder D. Todd Christofferson illustrated the important connection between fathers on earth and our understanding of God. Perhaps the most essential of a father’s work is to turn the hearts of his children to their Heavenly Father, he said. When a father is righteous and loving, he is able to teach his children …

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