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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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The Powerful Principle of The First Thought

The Powerful Principle of The First Thought

Are you scared to serve? Sometimes, helping those around us can be intimidating or nerve-racking. We don’t want to be a bother. We don’t want to embarrass someone. We don’t know what to do. Have you even had the experience where you had the thought to do something good, but then decided against it? We start thinking of all the …

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The Agony of Agency: When God Lets Terrible Things Happen

The Agony of Agency: When God Let’s Terrible Things Happen

In Sunday School recently, we discussed the story of Cain and Abel. As we reached the tragic conclusion that left one brother dead and another forever cursed, a classmate said something I’ll never forget. “God cared more about the agency of Cain than the life of Abel.” It was a strong statement and one I’ve thought a lot about. I …

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6 Things LDS Temple Workers Want You to Know

6 Things LDS Temple Workers Want You to Know

Latter-day Saint temples are sacred places where members of the church make sacred covenants, received revelation, and seek after God. For the past four years, I have had the joy of working as an ordinance worker in the temple; I get to officiate in the ordinances and help those who visit the temple have a good experience. There is a …

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Thoughts & Prayers CAN Do Something. Here’s How.

Thoughts & Prayers CAN Do Something. Here's How.

On June 13, 2016, one day after the horrific shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and another 58 wounded, I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with grief. Helplessness. Exhaustion. I expected all of these. Sadly, I also expected to be overwhelmed by something insidious that should never be so tied to tragedy: contention. It’s commonplace these days when …

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