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5 Ways to Defend Your Beliefs Without Getting Defensive

5 Ways to Defend Your Beliefs Without Getting Defensive

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where others were questioning your beliefs? Unfortunately, these situations are prone to get heated and contentious. When something we love is being attacked, we want to rise up in defense of it. How can we defend our beliefs without getting defensive and angry? These five ideas will help us share our testimonies …

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Discovering the Balance Between Discipleship & Allyship

Discovering the Balance Between Discipleship & Allyship

In a world full of extremes, it’s not easy to find your place when you don’t feel fully formed. Others often want us to be roaring as loud as they are (and in the direction of their choice). Sometimes, in the middle of our messy, messy lives, things are more complicated than that. For example, as millions of people honor …

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3 Ways to Amplify Women’s Voices Without the Women’s Session of General Conference

3 Ways the Church Could Amplify Women’s Voices Without the Women’s Session of General Conference

Many Latter-day Saints around the world are part of an on-going discussion about how to amplify the voices of women within the Church, especially as it relates to leadership positions. Earlier this week, the Church announced it would discontinue the Saturday evening session of General Conference, which allowed for annual women’s and priesthood meetings. Some have wondered how this change …

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15 LDS Quotes on Friendship

15 LDS Quotes on Friendship

Friendship is an important gospel principle. Whether you are giving a talk, teaching a class, or just wanting to know how to be a better friend, here are 15 of our favorite LDS quotes on friendship. Brothers and sisters, I believe in angels! We are all here today, a giant army of angels set apart for these latter days, to …

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How to Be Anxiously Engaged Without Being Anxious

How to Be Anxiously Engaged Without Being Anxious

In Doctrine and Covenants 58:27, the Lord invites His disciples to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness.” In today’s modern world, the word “anxious” has a lot of negative connotations. Our efforts to do good can often turn toxic when faced with rampant perfectionism …

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3 Things Latter-day Saints Still Need to Do to Address Mental Illness

3 Things Latter-day Saints Still Need to Do to Address Mental Illness

In recent years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done an inspiring job of addressing mental health issues among members. New resources have been released and the topic is more frequently addressed without shame or stigma. However, there is still much more to be done to help our brothers and sisters who struggle. Here are three things …

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President Nelson’s 5 A’s of Stewardship

In 1971, when he acted as the Sunday School General Superintendent, President Russell M. Nelson gave a talk in Manchester, England, about stewardship. Stewardship is defined in Gospel Topics as “the responsibility to administer or attend to the assignments one receives in a calling or to take care of those things with which we are blessed from God, including families, …

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What Are the 5 Covenants We Make in the Temple Endowment?

In Latter-day Saint temples, members of the faith make sacred promises to God through symbolic ordinances. One of the ordinances of the temple is called the endowment. The Church has described the temple endowment as “a gift from God whereby He bestows sacred blessings upon you.” Just as God promises to bestow these sacred blessings on us now and in …

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How to Find God’s Light in Dark Times

How to Find God’s Light in Dark Times

In the Doctrine and Covenants 50:24, we learn that “God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” The idea of living a life full of light is a beautiful one. It may also seem unattainable when so much darkness exists around us. …

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3 Ways to Find Joy in Repentance

3 Ways to Find Joy in Repentance

Jesus Christ calls His disciples to repent. The Bible Dictionary tells us that repentance “denotes a change of mind, a fresh view about God, about oneself, and about the world.” This includes the process of “turning of the heart and will to God, and a renunciation of sin to which we are naturally inclined.” Repentance is not optional. It is …

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