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FHE: The First Article of Faith

by LDS Living Staff | Lesson Helps

Get all the lessons here. Thought: “I testify that our Savior lives. He is the Only Begotten of the Father,...

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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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Watch This Strikingly Beautiful Cover of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

by LDS Living | Videos Mormon Life

Check out this gorgeous rendition of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" performed by LDS musician McKenna Breinholt ...

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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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What I Learned from Almost Falling Off a Cliff & What Mozart Already Knew

by Zack's Bowl of Oates | Mormon Life

MR says: What does Mozart have to do with rock climbing? Both teach us that impossible walls of advers...