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4 Things to Consider When You Struggle With General Conference

4 Things to Consider When You Struggle With General Conference

For many, General Conference is a feast of inspiration and direction from heaven. However, there are also many who experience feelings of pain, loneliness, and even anger as they listen to the messages. The reasons for these feelings are varied and unique to the person. Regardless of the cause or trigger, how can we reconcile some of these feelings with gospel …

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The Biggest General Conference Rumor No One’s Talking About

The Biggest General Conference Rumor No One's Talking About

Have you heard? We’re switching to a two-hour church block! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name! Missionaries will wear casual clothes! There is going to be so many new temples! Rumors always float around as a General Conference weekend approaches, but there seems to be a bit more spark to things this time. Maybe it has something to …

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Does the Book of Mormon Have Literary Merit?

Does the Book of Mormon Have Literary Merit?

A new video from Book of Mormon Central dives into the oft-heated discussion about the literary merits of the Book of Mormon. In sharing the video, the site states, “The following video demonstrates that the Book of Mormon’s redundancies are actually sophisticated literary features which, in many cases, are similar or identical to literary techniques used by ancient Hebrew authors. …

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5 Powerful Book of Mormon Scriptures on Agency

5 Powerful Book of Mormon Scriptures on Agency

Agency, or the ability to make choices, is essential to God’s plan. By using our agency wisely, we grow closer to Jesus Christ and prepare for eternal life. The Book of Mormon provides many powerful teachings about agency. By studying these scriptures, we can be empowered as we act for ourselves each day. 2 Nephi 2:16 Wherefore, the Lord God …

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3 Ways to Add “Miracle-Grow” to Your Seed of Faith

3 Ways to Add "Miracle-Grow" to Your Seed of Faith

Throughout scriptures, the process of acquiring faith in Jesus Christ and his gospel is often compared to a seed. Even if our faith is as small as mustard seed, we can move mountains. As we nourish our faith, it will enlighten our understanding and become delicious to us. These are truly beautiful representations of faith! However, just as seeds can …

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The Name of Christ Means Nothing If It’s Not Written In Our Hearts

Though members of the Church have often sought to distance themselves from inappropriate nicknames and references in regards to their faith, this mission came into sharper focus as President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a statement concerning the name of the Church. In the statement, President Nelson called for …

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If You’ve Ever Been Troubled By Polygamy, Read This!

If You’ve Ever Been Troubled By Polygamy, Read This

It is painful for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to think about polygamy. Not only does it conjure thoughts of persecution and misunderstanding from society at large, but the doctrine of plural marriage can also stir up deep and painful questioning. This questioning can become even more painful when members speculate about plural marriage …

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5 Personal Thoughts on LDS Mission Policies

5 Policy Changes to Improve LDS Missions

There is no doubt about it: missions are different for everyone. So many variables are involved, from the missionary to the mission president to the area to the companion and beyond. To try and create a standardized set of guidelines to help all missionaries in all situations is a fairly impossible task. I have so much respect for those who serve …

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Why Don’t You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Why Don't You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. – LDS.org A common myth about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we place an emphasis on …

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