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6 Powerful Love Lessons from a Former LDS Mid-Single

by Jessica Carter | Mormon Life

I was a divorced mother of two in my late thirties when I first entered the LDS mid-singles scene. Those ye...

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What My Mom Taught Me About Gossip Without Saying a Word

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think Mormon Life

During my Young Women years, I heard many lessons on the hurtful effects of gossip. In my 14-year-old brain...

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9 Signs He's Not "The One"

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Why do women (or men, for that matter) stay in relationships that aren’t quite right for them? True, no rel...

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6 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The holidays can be an especially difficult time if you are recently divorced. If you’re facing the holiday...

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No, Modesty Shouldn’t Take a Break on Halloween

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What is it about Halloween that makes people feel okay about showing more skin than usual? I love dressing ...

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How We Teach Our Kids to Hate Speaking in Church (Without Meaning To)

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think Mormon Life

As a youth speaker stood and began her very first sacrament meeting talk, I realized she sounded just like ...

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Should You Tell Your Kids about Past Sins?

by Jessica Carter | Mormon Life

We’ve all done things in our lives that we aren’t proud of. But as kids get older and face increasingly dif...

What (and What Not) to Say to the Recently Divorced

by Jessica Carter | Makes You Think

So, what should you say to someone who is recently divorced? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you nav...

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When Your Child Doesn't Fit the Mormon Mold

by Jessica Carter | Mormon Life

My 15-year-old son has long, shaggy hair that comes to his shoulders. And most of the time, he refuses to w...

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Are Single LDS Men Really A "Menace to Society"?

by Jessica Carter | Mormon Life

A quick Google search will show that Brigham Young is overwhelmingly credited with some version of the foll...