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My #1 Favorite Church Book of All Time (And It's One You've Probably Never Heard of)

by By Common Consent | Mormon Life

When I was growing up in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Church books were a big thing in our house. We lived in O...

Look Out, World!

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At the recent FAIR conference in Utah, some interesting data were shared. Guess what? People don’t like us....

Missionary Dear John Letters

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A significant part of the plot of The Best Two Years revolves around Dear John letters (or tapes) received ...

Confession as a Spiritual Practice

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Amy Tan wrote in The Kitchen God’s Wife ‘this was how you [come] to love someone… One person [lets] out the...

Do Mormons get married too young?

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Once a group of us ladies were playing the game “Two Truths and a Lie,” and one woman told the following tr...

The Most Patriotic Fast and Testimony Meeting Ever

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Toronto (actually Pickering), Ontario, Canada, July 2, 2006. I don’t have any way of actually measuring lev...

Updating the RS/PH Manual Mid-Year?

by By Common Consent | Lesson Helps

Last night I noticed a change on lds.org. I’m not sure when it happened, but a new page has been added call...

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Why I Think the 'Footprints in the Sand' Poem is Misleading

by By Common Consent | Makes You Think

There is a famous American story about a vision in which a man sees his life in review, matched with two pa...

Powerful Monuments to Service

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My uncles tease (more than half seriously) that my grandmother can’t drive past a cemetery without getting ...

Gospel Doctrine D&C Lesson 30: Why Do We Redeem the Dead?

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Section 2 is largely a quotation of the fathers/children/hearts text from Malachi. I like this passage for ...