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5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

LGBTQ Latter-day Saints have often faced judgment and ostracism as they’ve tried to come to terms with who they are in the Church. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to love all of God’s children while still standing firm in our faith. This balance isn’t always easy, but it is possible. If you are looking for a way to …

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Finding God’s Love When You Hate Yourself

Finding God's Love When You Hate Yourself

There was no singular experience that made me realize the staggering depth of my own shame. Rather, the realization dawned after numerous culminating moments over many years. I always knew self-worth was a struggle I’d face; I grew up in abusive circumstances and I had a great awareness of how sensitive it made me. Yet, I was somehow unaware of …

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Thoughtful Answers to the Important Question “What Lack I Yet?”

Common Answers to the Important Question "What Lack I Yet?"

In Matthew 19, a rich young man approaches Christ with an important question. It is one we all have likely asked at some point in our lives. He asks, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Christ exhorts him to keep the commandments, specifically mentioning some of the Ten Commandments. However, this rich young man …

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What the Good Samaritan Teaches Us About Crossing Roads

What the Good Samaritan Teaches Us About Crossing Roads

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a touching reminder to love without limits. All become our neighbors when we become disciples of Jesus Christ. However, in our human frailties, learning to embody charity can seem overwhelming or difficult.   Luckily, one particular phrase from the parable gives us a good place to start. In the parable, both the priest …

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Here’s One Invitation to Act from Every General Conference Talk

General Conference for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a time to receive revelation and learn how to refocus our lives on the Savior. However, after two entire days and many hours, discovering specific ways to act in order to experience growth can be difficult. While the gospel isn’t certainly a checklist of to-do items, …

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Why I Hope No Changes Are Announced at General Conference

Why I Hope No Changes Are Announced at General Conference

I love the principle of a living, breathing Church. We receive revelation from a prophet and get to watch the grand destiny of the Church unfold. It’s exciting and inspiring. We are truly alive in Christ! Members of the Church for the last year have watched as multiple changes have reinvigorated the daily lives of many. Ministering. Priesthood quorum changes. …

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Tragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

Tragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

When Tory and Deedra Russell lost their son Austen in a tragic accident involving Troy’s truck, they struggled to get through a single day. In a new video from the Church, the Russells share how simple ministering efforts, such as an invitation and ride to a weekly ward basketball game, eased their burdens of grief. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who …

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Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

A new video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follows a woman who experienced the traumatic pain of childhood abuse. When Erin was growing up, home was never a safe place for her. She was physically, mentally, and sexually abused by the person who was supposed to protect and take care of her. For years, she struggled …

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