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Stepping Into Your Very Own Princess Story

Stepping Into Your Very Own Princess Story

You’re walking through the checkout line and there she is, just like always. Her royal highness Princess Kate, gracing yet another magazine cover. Of course, she’s dressed head to toe just like a fashion icon. (Where does she even get all those hats?) One glance at her and the thought slips unbidden through your mind: your life is nothing like …

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When Sunday Doesn’t Come: Waiting (and Waiting) Upon the Lord

When Sunday Doesn't Come: Waiting (and Waiting) Upon the Lord

“Maybe you’ve been duped.” I blinked uncomfortably back at my therapist. I knew we had reached that point in the session where you have to confront the thing that makes you feel terrible and wretched. “I don’t think I have,” I mumbled back, finding myself almost agitated that my LDS therapist (who I’d been meeting with for over a year) would …

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How To Know If You’re Breaking The Sabbath

Have you ever looked forward to a general conference because you were certain in your mind that the apostles were going to address some of the crazy issues that are taking place in the world? “There’s got to be some big announcement this time” we might say. “Maybe this is the year we’ll be asked to ‘flee to Zion,’” you …

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10 Dating Tips for Mormons With Mental Illnesses

10 Dating Tips for Mormons With Mental Illnesses

In a culture where dating and marriage are often viewed as the holy grail of life experiences, single members of the Church who face debilitating mental illnesses can often feel the quest is utterly hopeless. However, building and maintaining healthy relationships is possible through our own efforts and the efforts of a loving Savior who once said, “Let us love one …

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How Coming to Christ Through the Book of Mormon Changes Everything

How Coming to Christ Through the Book of Mormon Changes Everything

In 1990, President Henry B. Eyring gave an address to Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Educational System. He shared an experience he had when his boys were still in high school. He explained that his son, Matthew, had been called to serve on the seminary council and had just returned from a meeting in which they were determining …

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Be Ye Therefore Perfect – Easier Said Than Done

Imagine that you are asked to run two miles. You are told that by the end of the journey you will feel accomplished and better than you have ever felt before. As you approach the end of the second mile, bystanders start cheering you on, clapping excitedly, and tell you that you only have three miles to go. At the …

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The Danger of Clinging to the Iron Rod

At nine p.m. on a beautiful night two summers ago, I found myself paralyzed against a cliff that was a good 130 feet above a winding canyon road. A head lamp bounced sporadically around my neck, and bats swarmed around me, nicking my helmet with their wings and feet. My hands were soaked in sweat, making it difficult to grip, …

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5 Edifying Discussions to Have When Someone Is Questioning Their Faith

5 Edifying Discussions to Have When Someone Is Questioning Their Faith

Today, many Latter-day Saints are experiencing the mists of darkness described in the Book of Mormon as those things which “hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.” As a friend or family member of someone who is seriously questioning their faith and standing as a member …

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3 Ways We Accidentally Make God Our Enemy

3 Ways We Accidentally Make God Our Enemy

God is never meant to be our enemy. Even a quick study of restored Gospel truth reveals our Heavenly Father is truly committed to the work that is glorifying his children. So invested in our success is God that he “gave his only Begotten Son” so we may have everlasting life. However, Satan would have us believe God is anything …

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5 Things Severus Snape Can Teach Us About a Mighty Change of Heart

5 Things Severus Snape Can Teach Us About a Mighty Change of Heart

With the sad news of the passing of beloved stage and screen actor Alan Rickman, fans around the world are remembering his roles and his influence. For the younger generation, Rickman has a special standing as the popular Harry Potter character Severus Snape; for many in the LDS community, the series has often inspired gospel thought. From the humorous “Who …

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