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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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How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

In his most recent General Conference talk, Elder D. Todd Christofferson illustrated the important connection between fathers on earth and our understanding of God. Perhaps the most essential of a father’s work is to turn the hearts of his children to their Heavenly Father, he said. When a father is righteous and loving, he is able to teach his children …

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The Forgotten Fathers of the Stripling Warriors

The Forgotten Fathers of the Stripling Warriors

In the Book of Mormon, a group of converted Lamanites made a covenant with God to never take up their weapons again. Even as their enemies descended down to slaughter them, they refused to shed another drop of blood. However, in the midst of their possible destruction, their sons volunteered to fight in their behalf. They had not made the …

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This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

According to recent statistics, nearly 7% of all Americans will experience a major depressive disorder in their lifetime. Members of the Church are not immune from this statistic. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke of the serious nature of mental illnesses in his General Conference talk, Like a Broken Vessel. We sense the complexity of such matters when we hear professionals …

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5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the first to admit it: we are a peculiar people. It is natural in many ways to find ourselves separated and different from the rest of the world. While it shouldn’t be our main focus to try and appease the questions and standards of men, we can do …

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10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

Death may be a natural part of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation, but this knowledge doesn’t make the loss any easier. Grief and mourning still occurs, no matter our beliefs about life after death. From the beginning, God has given us counsel and direction through these difficult times. Living prophets and apostles speak today to continue this tradition of love …

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Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

One of the most popular parables found in the Bible is the story of the prodigal son. It is easy to understand why. The parable, which tells of a son who squanders his inheritance, leaves his family, and then returns feeling ashamed, mirrors our own mortal probation in many ways. We all fall short of the glory of God in …

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