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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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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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