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A Message to Those Tired of Being Single

by Zack Oates | Mormon Life

It was the week before I met my fiancée—but for all I knew, I was going to be waiting another 10 years. I f...

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You're Looking for Happiness in the Wrong Places

by Zack Oates | Makes You Think Mormon Life

My wife and I recently went to Austin, Texas, to go to a concert with another couple. We got to the venue a...

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The 3 Simple Words My Grandma Brought Me from the Spirit World

by Zack Oates | Mormon Life

My grandma was in a coma for nearly 10 days. She had flatlined a few times and doctors said that things wer...

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In the Friend Zone? Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic

by Zack Oates | Mormon Life

“I thought it was over,” he exhaled. “I mean, she said that I was her friend…her friend !” It had been a ro...

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6 Reasons Marriage Won't Make You Happy

by Zack Oates | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“Zack, you just can’t understand the happiness I feel—because you’re single.” My friend had been married fo...

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Marriage Isn't As Big a Deal As You May Think

by Zack Oates | Mormon Life

It was late, and my wife and I were getting ready to go to sleep. I rolled over and looked at her. “What?” ...

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​5 Steps to Grow and Not Just Go

by Zack Oates | Makes You Think

A man was hiking through the forest when he saw something half-way up a tree. Looking up, he saw another ma...

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Why We'll Never Be Prepared for What's Next—And That's Okay

by Zack Oates | Mormon Life

A few years ago I signed up for a marathon. When I decided I would run the 26.2 miles, I couldn’t even jog ...

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How My Frustration Was Washed Away By a Box of Goldfish Crackers

by Zack Oates | Makes You Think

I was fuming. The details are not important, but I was treated so rudely by a potential business partner th...

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My 3-Word Formula to Choose Your Love—And Love Your Choice

by Zack Oates | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“Choose your love and love your choice.” When Thomas S. Monson made that statement, I thought I understood ...