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How an Unanswered Childhood Prayer Strengthened Me as My Mother Was Dying

by Wendy Ulrich, excerpted from "Let God Love You" | March 22, 2018 | Makes You Think

When I was about five years old, someone gave me a small, iridescent butterfly pin with hinged wings that f...


The Miracles That Kept This Mormon Missionary Alive After the Brussels Bombings

by Katie Lambert | March 22, 2018 | Makes You Think

Disclaimer: The details included in this story and in Mason Wells's book about his injuries and experiences...


Why Scriptures Sometimes Contradict Each Other and What Do When That Happens

by Terryl and Fiona Givens, excerpted from "The Crucible of Doubt" | March 22, 2018 | Makes You Think

How do we react when someone uses the scriptures as a weapon? And how do we overcome the contradictions we ...


A Powerful Reminder for When Someone Misbehaves at Church

by Marion D. Hanks, excerpted from "Pure Love" | March 21, 2018 | Makes You Think

Marion D. Hanks recounts a story of a man who accosted him one day on Temple Square. In answer to Elder Han...


5 Harmful Body Image Myths to Stop Believing

by Jaci Wightman | March 21, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Call me crazy, but I believe we can be at peace with our physical bodies. That we really can feel comfortab...


10 Crucial Questions Every Mormon Should Ask Their Fiancé Before Marriage

by LDS Living Staff | March 21, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Wedding season is here. The weather is warming up and the invitations are increasing. And while this is a g...


The Hebrew Meaning of "Covenant" That Will Change How You Understand Them

by Jack M. Lyon, excerpted from "Understanding Temple Symbols" | March 20, 2018 | Makes You Think

In our modern world, where people purchase steaks and roasts in neatly sealed packages at the supermarket, ...


The Beautiful Meaning Behind the Sacred Phrase "Eternal Lives"

by Adam S. Miller, excerpted from "Letters to a Young Mormon" | March 20, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Dear S., Early in section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants, a well-known passage from the Gospel of John g...


Why Spiritual Checklists Are Burning You Out

by Ester Rasband, adapted from "Confronting the Myth of Self-Esteem" | March 20, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Some of us devote our lives to doing everything the instruction book outlines and then consider good feelin...


4 Things We Know About God's Glory and Intelligence

by Andrew C. Skinner, adapted from "To Become Like God: Witnesses of Our Divine Potential" | March 19, 2018 | Makes You Think

What do we know about God's glory and intelligence? Here are four insights from prophets ancient and modern...