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To My Black Brothers & Sisters in Christ…I’m Sorry.

To My Black Brothers & Sisters in Christ...I'm Sorry.

Last week, a false news release tricked thousands of Mormons and made them believe the Church had officially apologized for racism in its history. It hurt and angered many, especially among the black LDS community. Zandra Vranes even spoke for an hour and a half in a powerful Facebook live video about how the false story “retraumatized” many members who …

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Using Love Languages to Minister: Words of Affirmation

Using Love Languages to Minister Words of Affirmation

Since 1995, Gary Chapman’s theory of the five love languages has helped bring people together, inspiring attentiveness and clarity when it comes to expressing our feelings. According to Chapman, there are five main love languages and a person will feel the most loved when they are served according to their love language. The five love languages are: Receiving Gifts Quality …

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Go Ahead. Be a Burden Sometimes. You’re Supposed to Be.

Go Ahead. Be a Burden Sometimes. You’re Supposed to Be.

I struggle with sharing my struggles. There are a lot of reasons why and they will likely sound familiar. There never seems to be a good time. It is hard to find the words to say. You don’t know how others will react. Vulnerability is scary. Why is it so hard? I think it has something to do with the …

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Using Love Languages to Minister: Quality Time

Using Love Languages to Minister: Quality Time

Since 1995, Gary Chapman’s theory of the five love languages has helped bring people together, inspiring attentiveness and clarity when it comes to expressing our feelings. According to Chapman, there are five main love languages and a person will feel the most loved when they are served according to their love language. The five love languages are: Receiving Gifts Quality …

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Keeping a Window Open for God

Keeping a Window Open for God

Closed doors are painful. We may want to burst it open and journey towards something better. We may want to be let into a place we feel locked out of. We may even feel we’re at heaven’s door and God isn’t answering. These times can be harrowing and, if we are not careful, can lead to spiritual exhaustion and paralysis. …

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Using Love Languages to Minister: Receiving Gifts

Using Love Languages to Minister: Receiving Gifts

Since 1995, Gary Chapman’s theory of the five love languages has helped bring people together, inspiring attentiveness and clarity when it comes to expressing our feelings. According to Chapman, there are five main love languages and a person will feel the most loved when they are served according to their love language. The five love languages are: Receiving Gifts Quality …

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Will Ministering ACTUALLY Work? A Skeptics Thoughts.

Will Ministering ACTUALLY Work? A Skeptics Thoughts.

In the most recent General Conference, major changes were made to how members of the church serve one another. The new initiative is called ministering and is “a newer, holier approach to caring and ministering to others.” I was excited and inspired. Then, in all honesty, I was skeptical. Really, skeptical. On the whole, my home teachers and visiting teachers …

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God Could Have At Least Made Me Beautiful

God Could Have At Least Made Me Beautiful

On a lonely night, I curled up in bed and thought of all the ways I was too damaged to be loved. Maybe you’ve been there too. I had a list in my mind of all the things I had been through and how they had negatively impacted me. I thought of how badly I wanted to find my help-meet …

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We All Believe This MISCONCEPTION About How God Works

We All Believe This MISCONCEPTION About How God Works

There is one conversation I have had over and over again. I’ve had it at the end of a long temple shift with a fellow ordinance worker. I’ve had it over a huge plate of carne asada nachos with my best friend. I’ve had it with God in my closet, collapsed on a pile of dirty clothes. Two things are …

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