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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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The Difference Between Choosing to Be Happy and Choosing Christ

The Difference Between Choosing to Be Happy and Choosing Christ

  You can choose to be happy. Such a short, yet controversial phrase. At best, it can empower positive action and thought. At its worst it can feel like a crippling impossibility. For those facing immense trials or challenges, being told they can choose happiness is often seen as making light of their struggles or dismissing very real emotional and …

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God Doesn’t Make Our Decisions. He Sanctifies Them.

God Doesn’t Make Our Decisions. He Sanctifies Them.

It is one of the most common questions we ask: what do I do? Often, this question is directed towards God and it is almost always connected to important life choices. Where do I go to school? Should I serve a mission? What career should I pursue? Should I marry this person? We can work ourselves up into a frenzy …

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5 Ways Mid-LDS Singles Can Meet and Make New Friends

5 Ways Mid-LDS Singles Can Meet and Make New Friends

For many mid-LDS singles, meeting new people can be difficult. Long gone are constantly changing college classes and frequent activities designed to help people connect. Chances are, if you’re a mid-LDS single, you’ve see the same ten people every day at work and the same ten people at Church. Sure, you can always turn to the internet, but a lot …

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Why Temporal Happiness Is So Addicting

Why Temporal Happiness Is So Addicting

Tell me, does this sound familiar? Groggily, you wake up each morning. You reach over to swipe off your alarm and end up spending fifteen five minutes checking your notifications. Eventually, you make it to work. You work. A lot. When you’re done working, you grab dinner on the way home and start the mental battle between your favorite drama …

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What I Wish I’d Put on My “Husband List” as a Young Woman

What I Wish I’d Put on My “Husband List” as a Young Woman

Like many young women sitting in Sunday School, I felt a sense of giddiness when we were instructed to think of the qualities we wanted most in a future spouse. You likely remember the lesson. We giggled and planned and made commitments to dating within our standards and finding a spouse that would help lead us to God. I was …

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We Want Repentance to Clean Us Right Away…But Sometimes We Need to Soak

We Want Repentance to Clean Us Right Away...But Sometimes We Need to Soak

The doctrine of repentance is beautiful. No matter how many mistakes we have made or how weak we feel, we can find forgiveness and peace because of Jesus Christ. We become completely clean and we become perfected through the process of repentance. This is exciting and glorious! Elder D. Todd Christofferson even said repentance is a gift and there should …

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Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Jesus Christ offered many invitations to his followers throughout his mortal ministry. However, one resonates more clearly and simply than the rest: Come, follow me. At first glance, it seems simple enough. Follow Christ. Follow God. They love us and want good for us. Of course we will follow them. At second glance, we all realize how hard it can …

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