"Written by Josh Searle"
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How Our Fear of Condoning Sin Keeps Us from Loving Others

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Occasionally I get a letter from a concerned parent about their child in a gay relationship or leaving thei...

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2 Words We Should Never Think When It Comes to Challenges and Loving Others

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I've lived much of my life deciding whether or not people deserved my compassion. And I had a fantastic for...

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The Dream I Had About a Funeral That Showed Me We Are the Links in God's Miracles

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What do you do when you have a dream that someone you know on the other side of the world gets cancer, dies...

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When I Was Assaulted by a Redneck in a Parking Lot (+ the Spiritual Lessons It Taught Me)

by Josh Searle | Mormon Life

One day while entering a grocery store, I noticed an elderly woman leaving with a loaded grocery cart. I ge...

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One Dangerous but Common Way of Thinking That's Keeping Us from Experiencing Heaven Right Now

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When I thought of heaven, I visioned a physical location where my true happiness would finally start. It wa...

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How My Deceased Mother Answered My Father's Desperate Prayer in a Dream

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Shortly after my mother committed suicide by setting our home on fire, my father, younger brothers, and I t...

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Why It's Okay to Admit I'm Struggling Being Faithful Today

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Yup, that’s me in the above picture raising my hand. I too, struggle with being faithful. I wish my persona...

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Feeling Down? Then Don't Bless Your Food

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

That title is correct. Feeling down? Don't bless your food. I was in Taiwan teaching English to a Buddhist ...

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When President Hinckley Told a Muslim and Jewish Story (+ What We All Need to Learn from It)

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

So much content on social media and in person-to-person interaction is filled with hate. Black vs. white, d...

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How My Anger Towards the Quorum of the Twelve Was Washed Away

by Josh Searle | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Josh Searle was one of many gay Mormons whose stories were featured on the Church's website, mormonandgay.l...