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25 Ways to Power Your Life with Conference All Year Long

by Debra Sansing Woods | April 7, 2018 | Fun Makes You Think

Every six months, we have the opportunity to tune in to new sessions of general conference where we can rec...

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10 Things LDS Singles Wish You Knew

by Debra Sansing Woods | Mormon Life

As a single Latter-day Saint, church experiences are different from the “norm.” I took some time to talk wi...

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9 Ways to Support Blended Families in Your Ward

by Debra Sansing Woods | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Few of us grow up thinking, “Someday, I want to be part of raising a blended family,” especially in the LDS...

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The Unexpected Thing That Happened After I Learned My Visiting Teachee Didn't Like Me

by Debra Sansing Woods | Mormon Life

I’m convinced that every sister in the Church has a best friend in her ward or branch that she hasn’t made ...

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How a Request from My Dying Father Changed How I Understand Gratitude

by Debra Sansing Woods | Makes You Think

It was early on a Sunday morning in January and the fifth-floor cancer wing of the East Texas Medical Cente...

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9 Ways to Love and Support Childless Members in Our Wards

by Debra Sansing Woods | Mormon Life

As a mother of five children, ages 13 to 25, I am in the thick of parenthood and deeply appreciate the ongo...

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When a Spouse Loses Their Faith

by Debra Sansing Woods | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What is it like to be on the gospel path with your spouse—attending church together, serving faithfully in ...

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12 Ways to Support Part-Member Families in Your Ward or Branch

by Debra Sansing Woods | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Many LDS families have a parent or spouse who is less-active or not a member of the Church. But that doesn’...

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12 Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Someone with Mental Illness

by Debra Sansing Woods | Mormon Life

If someone you love struggles with mental illness—whether it’s depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia...

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For All the "Evil Stepmothers"

by Debra Sansing Woods | Parenting

Most of the stepmothers I know didn't grow up thinking, "Hey, someday I'm going to be a stepmom. I can't wa...