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The Three Motivations Behind Obedience: Fear, Duty, and Love

The Three Motivations for Obedience: Fear, Duty, and Love

In Abraham 2:24-25, Heavenly Father describes one of the purposes of our mortal probation. We will make an earth whereon these may dwell; and we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them. Are we willing to obey God’s commandments? Are we willing to sacrifice to do so? …

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5 Things Forgiveness is NOT

5 Things Forgiveness is NOT

To forgive is divine, or so the saying goes. It’s a true statement, rooted in both ancient and modern scripture. “For if ye forgive men their trespasses,” Christ tells in Matthew 6:14, “your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Gordon B. Hinckley once said, “If there be any who nurture in their hearts the poisonous brew of enmity toward another, …

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Start a Discussion With Satan

Whatever You Do, Don’t Start a Discussion With Satan

It sounds like an absurd idea, having conversations with Satan. After all, he is the Evil One. The Destroyer. The Adversary. The Father of All Lies. The Tempter. The Deceiver. The Defiler. The one who seeks to make all men as miserable as he is miserable. So why would anyone want to sit down and talk with him? Express our …

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How We Can All Be Like the 5 Foolish Virgins

How We Can All Be Like the 5 Foolish Virgins

Featured image courtesy of flickr.com In Matthew 25, the Savior gives the parable of the ten virgins, likening the kingdom of heaven to the five wise and five foolish virgins hoping to meet the bridegroom. Half brought extra oil for their lamps and half did not. The night went on and they all fell asleep. When the bridegroom finally arrived, …

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The Principle of the Poor Spot of Ground

The Principle of the Poor Spot of Ground

The allegory of the olive trees, found in Jacob 5, features a vineyard, a servant, and a master. As the servant and the master labor to bring forth good fruit from the tame and wild olive trees, a set of branches is put in the nethermost region of the vineyard. When the tree brings forth good fruit, the servant is …

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Is This Thought from Me or from God?

Is This Thought from Me or from God?

Imagine. You’ve been praying about an important decision for quite some time. Then, suddenly, a thought comes to your mind. Perhaps it feels like an absolute answer. Perhaps it’s a step to take in one direction or another. That’s when another thought comes to mind. Is this a prompting from the Lord? Or is it just me? Am I just …

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5 Ways to Beat Your Cell Phone Addiction

5 Ways to Beat Your Cell Phone Addiction

In his recent devotional to young adults, Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke about both the dangers and benefits of social media and technology. He shared on his official Facebook page: “As I mentioned in the #LDSdevo tonight, my earnest plea is that all of us will evaluate how and when we use the internet and social media. The bright-line test should …

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How to Have Faith When You Feel Forsaken

How to Have Faith When You Feel Forsaken

One of the most pivotal experiences in the life of Jesus Christ occurred in the final moments of his mortal life. At the apex of his suffering on the cross, he cried out to his Heavenly Father: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Through gospel teachings, we learn of the absolute necessity of this moment. Elder Jeffrey …

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Is God Mad at You?

Is God Mad at You?

In the book of John, Christ tells his disciples: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Understanding the nature of God is essential to moving forward in life. However, even with restored gospel truths, many struggle with the fear that God is actually an angry God. …

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10 LDS Quotes That Show the Lord Wants Us to Date

10 LDS Quotes That Show Dating is the Lord’s Method for Finding a Spouse

Over a year ago, I attended an LDS conference that briefly reviewed some findings of dating and marriage among the group known broadly as millennials. As a person who falls into that age group, I was fascinated by the discussion and offered up some thoughts. Recently, I was surprised to see my article gaining traction again. I am grateful for …

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