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Shima Baradaran Baughman

Shima Baradaran Baughman is a professor, author and distinguished fellow at the Wheatley Institute where she studies religion and human flourishing. She has authored and coauthored three books and over thirty articles, some of which have been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and other media outlets. She is originally from Iran and has five children: Kian, Darian, Milo, Joon, and Teza. She enjoys hiking, hunting for antiques, and is slowly learning how to golf to keep up with her husband, Ryan.
Follow her on Instagram at Closer to Jesus Christ with @shimabaughman and on TikTok @closertojesuschrist.

June 12, 2024 02:19 PM MDT
Do you remember what crushes were like when you were younger? What if we approached our relationship with God with that same enthusiasm?
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March 12, 2024 09:59 AM MDT
It would be hard to overstate the lasting impact the decision to attend the temple once a week has had on our marriage and on my life.
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December 05, 2023 04:08 PM MST
Two simple invitations at Christmastime changed Shima Baughman's life. One helped her come to know Jesus, the other helped her learn to love as he would.
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