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School Bombing Survivor Converted after Priesthood Blessing

School Bombing Survivor Converted after Priesthood Blessing

On May 16, 1986, David Young and his wife, Doris, quietly and methodically took control of Cokeville Elementary. Ten-year-old Amy and her fellow fifth-graders were unknowingly drawn into the crisis when Doris Young came to the classroom and told them there was an emergency and everyone needed to gather in the first graders’ classroom. “I felt immediately uncomfortable,” Williams recalls. …

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Modesty Is For Men Too and We Need to Talk About It

Modesty Is For Men Too and We Need to Talk About It

By Blake Oakey of Millennial Mormons Modesty is an incredibly fascinating topic within Mormon culture. Discussions rage like wildfires across the internet and into our Relief Society and Sunday School lessons. This poignant idea of how to dress and act is deeply impressed into the minds of every young girl who enters the waters of baptism, and makes her way through Beehive, …

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What My Scriptures Taught Me About My Depression

What My Scriptures Taught Me About My Depression

By Rachel Morrow of Mormon Buzzz. “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things …

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Hurt By Church

What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Hurt By Church

This article was originally posted by Jonathan Hollingsworth at Relevant Magazine.  Below is an excerpt. A few years ago, I had my first experience with spiritual abuse. Compelled to serve God in a radical way, I dropped out of college, gave away all my possessions and moved to Africa, only to be manipulated, controlled and taken advantage of by the …

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I Told Christ I Had Leprosy. Here’s How He Responded.

There is a joke in my family about our skin. More specifically, my siblings and I berate our mother for a promise she made to us when we hit puberty. “By the time you go to college, your skin will clear up,” she told us. “I promise.” Needless to say, it was an empty promise and we never let her …

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What It’s Like To Be An Early-Returned Missionary

What It's Like To Be An Early-Returned Missionary

 The following is a letter from my good friend Kristan Whitney. Kristan was called to serve in the Marshall Islands mission and was given an honorable medical release before her expected eighteen months were up. I asked her to share her thoughts about her experience and what she would like others to know about life as an early-returned missionary. Here …

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Sin is Like Snow

Sin is Like Snow

My favorite time to run is when its snowing. This may seem crazy to some, but when it snows I feel a closeness to God that I cannot describe. His presence seems to envelope my soul as I run through the tiny tender mercies that shower the ground. Whenever I run, no matter the season I find running to be …

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