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Why Trying So Hard to "Get It Right" Isn't Christ's Plan for Us

by Jessica Grimaud | February 11, 2019 | Makes You Think

“I just want to get it right.” I buried my head in my hands, suddenly realizing the source of all my anguis...

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Ask a Latter-day Saint Therapist: How Can I Keep My Kids from Defying Me?

by Jonathan Decker, LMFT | January 11, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group . To submit a question for Jon...

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When Is Submission Good and When Is It Dangerous?

by Sherrae Phelps | December 15, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Submission has a bad reputation. As Elder Jeffery R. Holland has said, “You can be certain that with some i...

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3 Reasons It Can Be Dangerous to Believe God's Love Is the Only Thing That Matters

by Jon Cooper | December 8, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I saw a post a while ago that has stuck with me for months. This post referenced a choice someone had made—...

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Were We Foreordained in Our Premortal Life? A Look into How God's Time and Calls Work

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "The Life Before" | August 30, 2018 | Makes You Think

Everyone who believes in God at all believes that He knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow. But if ...

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Sister Jones Challenges Latter-day Saints to Do 3 Things to Bring Empowerment, Joy into Their Lives

by Danielle B. Wagner | August 21, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“I believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is our Heavenly Father’s practical guide for happy living,” Sist...

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Family Counselor: How to Allow Your Children to Have Agency, Especially When They Choose a Different Path

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I remember many years ago, long before I had children, attending a religious lecture by a prominent religio...

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The Heartbreaking 3 a.m. Phone Call I Received from My Son + What It Taught Me About Parenting

by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Several months ago, I received one of those phone calls most parents hope they never receive. This phone ca...

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One Phrase Church Leaders Never Say Anymore + Why

by Jannalee Sandau | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Most of us are probably familiar with the term "free agency" from Sunday School classes or children trying ...

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How to Choose Between Good and Good—And Be Confident in Your Choice

by Michelle Wilson | Makes You Think

When I was 17, I found my first job at an ice cream parlor, and I loved it. The employees got to eat as muc...