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When Christ Broke the Bread, He Was Breaking Himself

When Christ Broke the Bread, He Was Breaking Himself

All four New Testament Gospels tell the account of Christ feeding his five thousand followers with only five loaves of bread and two fishes. Examined more closely, we can learn a lot about the Atonement and how truly wonderful it is from this experience. After the beheading of John the Baptist, Christ boarded a ship with his apostles to seek …

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The 3 Temptations of Christ and What They Teach Us

The 3 Temptations of Christ and What They Teach Us

In times of great sorrow or pain, we often find consolation in the knowledge that Jesus Christ knows exactly what we’re going through. Not only does the Atonement provide him with a complete knowledge and understanding of our suffering, but he himself faced loss, betrayal, and temptation. The Temptation of Christ One particular experience from the Savior’s life directly pits …

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When You’re Not a Mother

How to Celebrate Mother's Day When You're Not a Mother

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to honor the women who have made a lasting impact on our lives. However, for many, the holiday can serve as a reminder of unfulfilled dreams and painful longing. Whether you’re single and wondering if the possibility of a family will ever be available to you or if you’ve tried desperately for years to …

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The Brass Serpent and Our Modern-Day Unbelief

The Brass Serpent and Our Modern-Day Unbelief

It is a story referenced in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It is a story that can sound pretty scary, especially when “fiery flying serpents” are mentioned. It is a story that can also leave us dumbfounded. “How could they not look?” we exclaim. “It is such an easy thing to do!” The Israelites, as they were …

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How Satan Created Shame + 5 Ways to Combat It

How Satan Created Shame + 5 Ways to Combat It

Insidious. Destructive. Powerful. These words describe one of the most commonly used tools of the adversary. Known as shame, this tool was one of the very first used by the great beguiler to try and alter the relationship between man and God forever. Sadly, it is a very effective tool. But what is shame and how was it introduced? More …

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10 Ways to Radically Improve Our Experience in Church Classes

10 Ways to Radically Improve Our Experience in Church Classes

Confession time. I really struggle attending Church classes. On a whole, I find myself intellectually and spiritually dulled. It is a rare occasion when I walk out of Sunday School and feel I’ve really learned something and had my Spirit stirred. As I’ve strived to improve my Sabbath day and make the most out of my classes, I’ve recognized there …

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When Sunday Doesn’t Come: Waiting (and Waiting) Upon the Lord

When Sunday Doesn't Come: Waiting (and Waiting) Upon the Lord

“Maybe you’ve been duped.” I blinked uncomfortably back at my therapist. I knew we had reached that point in the session where you have to confront the thing that makes you feel terrible and wretched. “I don’t think I have,” I mumbled back, finding myself almost agitated that my LDS therapist (who I’d been meeting with for over a year) would …

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10 Dating Tips for Mormons With Mental Illnesses

10 Dating Tips for Mormons With Mental Illnesses

In a culture where dating and marriage are often viewed as the holy grail of life experiences, single members of the Church who face debilitating mental illnesses can often feel the quest is utterly hopeless. However, building and maintaining healthy relationships is possible through our own efforts and the efforts of a loving Savior who once said, “Let us love one …

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5 Edifying Discussions to Have When Someone Is Questioning Their Faith

5 Edifying Discussions to Have When Someone Is Questioning Their Faith

Today, many Latter-day Saints are experiencing the mists of darkness described in the Book of Mormon as those things which “hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.” As a friend or family member of someone who is seriously questioning their faith and standing as a member …

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3 Ways We Accidentally Make God Our Enemy

3 Ways We Accidentally Make God Our Enemy

God is never meant to be our enemy. Even a quick study of restored Gospel truth reveals our Heavenly Father is truly committed to the work that is glorifying his children. So invested in our success is God that he “gave his only Begotten Son” so we may have everlasting life. However, Satan would have us believe God is anything …

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