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A Simple Solution to Complicated Problems

With tears in her eyes, Emily looked at Brent. His words turned her world upside down. Feelings of betrayal and hurt consumed her. Ten years of marriage were suddenly interrupted by her husband’s unfaithfulness. Her eyes flooded with tears. She couldn’t help but wonder a million questions like “what do we do now?” “what do I say?” and “what about …

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What Would You Say to the Son of Laban?

What Would You Say to the Son of Laban?

Something unusual happened to me last Sunday. Our high councilman’s wife spoke and she knocked it out of the park. It was, hands down, one of the best talks I’ve heard in a long time. She began gruesomely. Imagine she said, we were out for a run in the morning and we notice something strange in the street. Upon closer …

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Sisters in Sobriety: Never Walk Alone in Addiction Recovery Again

Sisters in Sobriety: Never Walk Alone in Addiction Recovery Again

As I have reflected on the complicated illness of addiction, I have come to see that the difference between someone who succeeds in recovery and someone who doesn’t has a lot to do with the support that individual has.   Just as the disease itself is a progressive one, so is the process of healing.  When the change of heart, …

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Meet Brandi Walton: Convert & Daughter of Lesbian Parents

Brandi Walton recently caught attention in and out of of the Latter-day Saint community when she shared her feelings about the recent changes in Church policy regarding children living in same-sex households. Brandi’s mother and father divorced when she was one, and at the age of three, her mother started dating women. Brandi’s personal experience growing up in a family …

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6 Inspiring LDS Stories Centered on Military Service

6 Inspiring LDS Stories From Military Service

On Veterans Day, and in similar celebrations held around the world, we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces. Many LDS members around the world have fought for the freedom of their countries, including apostles and prophets. Enjoy these inspiring stories about those who have served and what it taught them about …

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I Am The Daughter of Lesbians, And I Am A Mormon

Today my heart is breaking. Not because my church has decided to make children of homosexual couples wait until they’re eighteen to be baptized, but because so many of my brothers and sisters are struggling with the decision, some even going so far as to say that the decision has destroyed their testimony in the truthfulness of the church. I …

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Joseph Smith is No Longer Entirely Alone in the World

Joseph Smith is No Longer Entirely Alone in the World

Initially, Joseph Smith was the sole witness of the reality of the ancient record (the Gold Plates) from which sprang the Book of Mormon. This was a great burden of loneliness and peculiar solitude for an uneducated man in his twenties. From the fall of 1827 until the summer of 1829 he wasn’t allowed to show the plates to another …

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Fighting Stigma of Mental Illness Music Video Released

Fighting Stigma of Mental Illness Music Video Released

  Earlier this week we reported on the #IAmStigmaFree campaign started by Ashley Sargeant, featuring numerous women with profound mental health challenges. They are determined to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness. You can watch all of their stories and learn more about how the campaign got started here. Today, in culmination of their effort, the women have created …

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17 Women are Determined to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness

17 LDS Women Determined to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness

  A new project, #IAmStigmaFree, features women, most of which are LDS, sharing their personal stories of living with mental illness. Featuring women who struggle with addictions, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and more, the campaign is made up of a number of videos where each woman discusses her struggles and how she fights to overcome them. This new project was created …

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