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A Story from Elder Uchtdorf That Taught Me How We Might Have Misunderstood Sin and Repentance All Along

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | September 27, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In the January 2017 Ensign , then-President Uchtdorf lovingly prepared a message for members of the Church:...

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Former YSA Bishop Shares 3 Insights for Supporting Singles in the Church

by Katie Lambert | June 11, 2019 | Mormon Life

The first year Dr. Robert Ferrell spoke at BYU Education Week, he was surprised to find his classroom was p...

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How One Couple Went from Working for the CIA to Serving a Mission for the Church

by Church News | Makes You Think Mormon Life

They were world-traveling career CIA administrative employees who had lived in Ecuador, Macedonia, Argentin...

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12 Hilarious and Horrifying Singles Ward Stories All Latter-Day Saints Can Relate To

by LDS Living Staff | Humor Fun

From dating to ward activities, there are a variety of awkward opportunities that arise when you put a grou...

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Why We Shouldn't Focus on Avoiding Sin

by Robert Reynolds, adapted from "Unstuck: How the Savior Frees Us from Our Favorite Sins" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

We know we shouldn’t think about sin because “as [a man] thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). ...

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3 Ways to Combat Shame + the Difference Between Guilt and Shame and Why It Matters

by Wendy Ulrich, adapted from "Weakness Is Not Sin" | Makes You Think

Godly sorrow, or mature guilt, is a constructive emotion. We are  guilty of sin, and so feeling  ...

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Church Is for Sinners So Let's Embrace Each Other Where We Are

by Jason F. Wright | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Recently I visited with a friend who hasn’t stepped inside a chapel in years. This genuinely good guy belie...

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A Latter-day Saint in Prison: How I Found Freedom Behind Bars

by Author's Name Withheld | Makes You Think Mormon Life

It’s a Sunday morning, and I’ve just finished breakfast. I decide to go for a walk while listening to the M...

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6 Ways God's Grace Turns Our Weaknesses into Strengths

by Dr. Wendy Ulrich, excerpted from "Weakness Is Not Sin" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In response to our humility about our weakness, God offers to “make weak things become strong” unto us (Eth...

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How to Conquer Your "Favorite Sins" For Good

by Robert Reynolds | Makes You Think Mormon Life

We each have our own “favorite sins” that, for some reason, we can’t seem to shake. So when we lose hope an...