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Youth Theme Insight: The Life-Changing Power of the Word "If"

by Dennis Gaunt | April 27, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I love words. Like, seriously love them. You know the person who starts off their sacrament meeting talk by...

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Why "Free Agency" Doesn't Exist and Why It's Important for Parents to Realize That as They Teach Their Children

by Stephen D. Nadauld, excerpted from "Why God Lets Us Choose: How Agency Explains the Way Life Works" | March 30, 2019 | Makes You Think

The great misconception of "free" agency is that one can have the privilege of choice and somehow avoid the...

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What Nephite History Teaches Us About Pornography + 2 Ways to Combat It in Your Own Life

by Dr. David T. Morgan | Makes You Think

The end of the Book of Mormon contains one of the most gruesome scenes in all of recorded scripture. If you...

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

by Jessica Grimaud | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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" | 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 | 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...