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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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This is Why I’m Single.

This is Why I’m Single.

  This article by Ariel Szuch was originally posted on her blog. Below is an excerpt.  This stage of life, where I am only responsible to take care of myself, is a gift for me to learn important life skills, figure out what I really want, and cultivate my interests. It’s not just about focusing on myself and having a …

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Animals and the Afterlife: Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?

As dog owners that might be a little too obsessed with our dog, Jake, I really enjoyed this article from LDSLiving. I dread the day that Jake decides to go lick faces in heaven. In the meantime, I’ll let him lick my face here on earth. I remember the first time I went to put a dog down. Her name …

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How Living the Gospel Enhances My Sexuality and Spirituality

How Living the Gospel Enhances My Sexuality and Spirituality

This article was written by Danielle Beckstrom for LDS Living. Below is an excerpt.  You see, growing up I wasn’t one of those girls who was highly conscious of the opposite sex growing up. I was one of those run-around-and-kick-a-ball kind of girls, not one of those run-around–and-try-to-kiss-a-boy kind of girls. I was just a bit of a tomboy and …

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Child Draws Angels Near President Monson During Conference

Child Draws Angels Near President Monson During Conference

Wile the news of three apostles being sustained during General Conference seemed to be the big news, two other visitors have been garnering a great deal of attention recently on social media. Who you ask? Two angels, that is. Towards the end of President Monson’s final address he appeared to have difficulty standing, and at one point was leaning on the …

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Why No One Stood By President Monson’s Side

Why No One Stood By President Monson's Side

After Greg Trimble’s post about wanting to go up and support President Thomas S. Monson went viral, one author learned more about what was going on just behind the pulpit. Below is an excerpt from the post at ILovetheBookofMormon.org, which can be read in its entirety here. “Most of you probably did not see what was happening behind President Monson …

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President Monson…I Wish I Could Have Come and Held You Up

President Monson...I Wish I Could Have Come and Held You Up

If you were watching general conference this Sunday morning, your heart probably melted as you watched President Monson’s physical strength begin to fail on him in front of the entire Church. He started strong, and then all of the sudden it was as if an entire lifetime of church service came crashing down on to his shoulders. It’s the first …

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