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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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Dealing With Depression as a Latter-day Saint

Dealing With Depression as a Latter-day Saint

It was 1835. In a small Illinois town, a young man who had been living on his own was now moving in with the Green family, and just about everyone in town knew why. The Greens were worried about him. Bowling Green, the father of the house, had witnessed the boy’s behavior for weeks – and it wasn’t a pretty …

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Elder Scott Made Me Want to Be Someone’s Jeanene

Elder Scott Made Me Want to Be Someone’s Jeanene

Once I was done madly hitting buttons on my computer and breaking the news, the first thing I thought after hearing about Elder Richard G. Scott’s passing this week was a single word. Jeanene. They were finally reunited. While deep feelings of love, respect, and admiration are evident among all of the apostles and Church leaders, there was something about …

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Physical vs Electronic Scriptures. Which is better?

The words of ancient prophets have been written on metal plates, papyrus, clay tablets, parchment, stone, and paper since the beginning of time. The Lord has commanded His servants to record histories so they can be passed down from generation to generation. Recently, there has been a major transformation in how these histories are recorded and passed down. The age …

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An Open Letter to My Brothers and Sisters Who Struggle with Suicide

An Open Letter to My Brothers and Sisters Who Struggle with Suicide

I wanted to write a post for those struggling with suicide and depression. I could tell you a list of my suicide attempts, a list of my prescriptions, my therapy groups, the facts that validate my own experience. But those things are not important. What is important is you. And because I want you to remain, I would much rather …

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Understanding & Preventing Suicide With a Gospel Perspective

Understanding & Preventing Suicide With a Gospel Perspective

Suicide. It’s a hard word to say. Even after sixteen years, it still feels like acid in my mouth. Before certain social situations, I practice how to say it. He died by suicide. He passed away through suicide. He lost his life to suicide. Never committed. My father wasn’t a criminal. But no matter the language I use or how …

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That Ugly “S” Word

That Ugly “S” Word

By Maureen Crimin Einfeldt Our daughter, Megan Christine Einfeldt was a lovely young woman. She was funny, smart, clever and witty. She was energetic and athletic while at the same time, gentile and demure. She was an accomplished musician, a recognized scholar, an honored teacher, a published writer and a gifted linguist. She was talented and exceptional in so many …

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The Most Googled Porn Star of 2009 Shares Her Story

The Most Googled Porn Star of 2009 Shares Her Story

Earlier this year, we shared Fight the New Drug’s (FTND) video of Greg, one of the most popular porn stars of all time speaking out against the porn industry and pornography. FTND is an anti-pornography website who is here “to speak out on the harmful effects of pornography using only science, facts, and personal accounts.” This month, FTND released a new …

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Here’s What I’m Adding to the Topical Guide: Loneliness

Adding to the Topical Guide: Loneliness

“It was good.” In scripture, these words are used multiple times by the Father to denote His approval of the Creation. From the arrival of light and darkness, earth and sea, to the abundance of plants and animals, the majesty unfolding could likely be described in grander terms. Yet, the meaning is clear. The Plan of Salvation unfolded, the exaltation …

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