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The Perfect Lie Satan Wants Church Members to Believe (and Why We Do)

How many of you can relate to this incredible story posted on LDS.org?

I remember being 15 years old, sitting in Sunday School class. The teacher had just passed out a piece of paper with the question “Where do you see yourself in 15 years?” Easy. This was my list:

  • Successfully graduated from college.
  • Married to the man of my dreams.
  • Be the mother to 4–5 kids, each two years apart.
  • Living in my beautiful custom home.
  • Running a successful business from home (just when the kids sleep).
  • I’ll read my scriptures every morning right after my 5:00 a.m. workout (training for triathlons and marathons) before the kids get up.
  • We’ll have family scripture study and prayer every day.
  • I’ll make healthy meals every night and take extras to my neighbors or those in need.
  • I’ll finally have stopped eating sugar and carbs altogether and will have conquered skinny.

I sat back in my chair, completely satisfied with the long list I had just made. I took a deep breath, dreaming of what it would feel like to be living a life where I felt enough, had enough, and did enough—a life that seemed, at that moment, full of contentment and happiness.

Little did I know, that day in Sunday School I bought into one of Satan’s greatest lies—the perfect lie.

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