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'How I Lost and Regained My Faith': LDS Man Shares 18 Lessons He Learned

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Yesterday the Mormon Channel released a new video describing the journey of Rich Millar, a returned missionary who learned through personal experience what it's like to lose your faith and the struggle to find it again. The video was originally inspired by a post Millar made on Facebook about the lessons he learned from his journey, which was re-posted on Deseret News. Visit the Deseret News article for inspiring insights and stories that go along with each point, or watch the video below.

Lesson No. 1: Cynicism creates a numbness toward life

Lesson No. 2: We are not alone

Lesson No. 3: Instant gratification is counterfeit happiness

Lesson No. 4: Commandments/laws/rules help you learn

Lesson No. 5: You're not the exception to the rule

Lesson No. 6: It's the daily little decisions in life that determine your destiny

Lesson No. 7: You can be guilt-free and clean of your past mistakes

Lesson No. 8: Surprise! Everyone who goes to church is not yet perfect

Lesson No. 9: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Artistotle

Lesson No. 10: You get as much out of something as you put in

Lesson No. 11: The Book of Mormon will help you come unto Christ

Lesson No. 12: Weird is a relative term, and often things are only weird to us when we don't understand them. 

Lesson No. 13: LDS members don't think they're better than everyone

Lesson No. 14: Working in the Lord's vineyard is awesome

Lesson No. 15: Listen to wise advice and learn from others

Lesson No. 16: Don't let what you don't know keep you from following what you do know

Lesson No. 17: Listen to your conscience

Lesson No. 18: I want to share my happiness with others