Divorce

March 07, 2021 10:00 PM MST
In the most recent addition to LDS Living’s video series Real Questions, Scarlett has a pressing matter that has been weighing on her mind:
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October 01, 2020 03:38 PM MDT
Many notices were released for those in leadership callings over the course of September 2020.
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April 24, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
Cardin was driving home from taking a friend to the airport feeling like she was in a dark space when suddenly she looked up at the rainy sky and saw a rainbow—and that rainbow brought her a feeling of peace.
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April 18, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
When we are confronted with a big decision in our lives—many times the first thing we do is pray for an answer. When we receive personal revelation or confirmation on the matter, we can move forward knowing Heavenly Father is supporting us.
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July 12, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
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June 25, 2019 09:30 AM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in May 2016.
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April 19, 2019 12:34 PM MDT
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February 14, 2019 04:03 PM MST
Being single in a family-centered church can be extremely lonely at times.
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January 18, 2019 02:51 PM MST
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December 07, 2018 01:37 PM MST
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2018 04:15 PM MST
After losing his grandfather and struggling through a divorce, Matt was at a low point in his life. As a divorce attorney, he had seen the way marriages and families collapsed and divided. But when one woman told Matt she believed in marriages that lasted not only through this life but through eternity, he had to know more. Check out this powerful video from mormon.org.
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Some may think that because divorce has become easier to obtain than it was previously, it has become less traumatic. They are wrong. My own experience and those of others I’ve come to know document that the pain is still present. Those with children who are contemplating divorce and believe the hurt will be only a minor, short-term inconvenience are wrong too. Today, 13 years after divorce, there are few days in which there is not a practical and painful reminder that I am a divorced man.
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August 04, 2018 12:05 PM MDT
Several years ago, I decided to leave the banking executive world to pursue a career as a mental health professional. I did this for two reasons: 1) I wanted to feel like I was doing more with my life than managing home loans and 2) I was inspired by the wise counsel of a dear friend who, when I asked her why she chose to be a psychologist, said, “There are many difficult things individuals have to go through in life, but they should not have to do it alone.”
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June 29, 2018 01:49 PM MDT
What a powerful testament of how even small acts of kindness can bolster those who most need to feel the love of the Lord in their lives: "On one particularly difficult Sunday, I was feeling invisible and unimportant. I felt that I didn’t belong in a ward with so many “normal” families. So as soon as I led my children to their Primary classes, I found myself walking toward the exit. I didn’t know where I would go; I just wanted to disappear. But before I could slip away, a kind brother in my ward put his arm around me. . . ."
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By  Yvonne Liu
June 11, 2018 02:25 PM MDT
Named one of Country Music Television’s “Next Women of Country” for 2018 and listed among the “2018 Artists to Watch,” 20-year-old country singer Abby Anderson is not only a rising country star, she is also an active believer in Christ and in the LDS faith.
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By  LDS Living
May 22, 2018 03:10 PM MDT
In just three and a half years, Latter-day Saint musician Calee Reed went from a newlywed with a new baby to a single mom trying to make it on her own after a difficult divorce.
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April 13, 2018 09:39 AM MDT
Divorce is always, always hard—even when, as President Hinckley has said, it is now and then justified. Here is how we can make the impact of divorce on temple covenants more understandable to our children.
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February 21, 2018 03:52 PM MST
We hope these ideas will help you reach out in love and understanding to those going through a divorce.
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February 09, 2018 03:51 PM MST
“Just as I have tried to help people understand and they have wanted me to help people understand that my story isn’t anyone else’s; Josh’s story isn’t anyone else’s either and nobody can make any assumptions on any other mixed-orientation marriage based on his,” says Laurie Campbell, a Lesbian Mormon who married a man and whose story is featured on lds.org.
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By  LDS Living
January 18, 2018 05:23 PM MST
In a new "His Grace" Mormon Channel video, Meggan discusses the pressures she felt within her family and Church culture to make her marriage work, even when everything was falling apart. But then, when divorce became inevitable, she found a way to find healing through our Savior.
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By  LDS Living
December 28, 2017 09:56 AM MST
With another year coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the stories that influenced us and showed us the power of the gospel. And what better way to do that than by watching these uplifting stories of faith and encouragement? From overcoming the loss of loved ones to learning how to make the members of your ward feel a little more included, these videos are an excellent reminder of the love the Savior has for all of us and how we can better help each other this coming year.
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By  LDS Living
July 28, 2017 06:50 PM MDT
"What happened?!"
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December 15, 2016 07:05 PM MST
The holidays can be an especially difficult time if you are recently divorced. If you’re facing the holidays for the first time as a divorced person, try the following tips to brighten the season.
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June 09, 2016 06:34 PM MDT
I distinctly remember the feeling of walking into church that first Sunday after having filed for divorce. Holding tightly to my two-year-old’s hand, I headed into sacrament meeting to a row near the overflow section and prayed that no one would talk to me. Nothing had changed, and yet everything had. My husband and I had been separated for months, but I had never opened up to friends or ward members about my marital struggles.
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May 30, 2016 12:00 PM MDT
For more on this topic, see "Elder Robbins: How to Build a Love That Lasts Forever."
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May 28, 2016 12:00 PM MDT
For more on this topic, see "Survey Reveals What It's Really Like to Be Divorced in the LDS Church."
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October 26, 2015 03:20 PM MDT
MR says: For many going through the heartbreak of divorce, infertility, or singleness, Church can be a painful reminder that their family does not fit the type usually talked about in lessons and sacrament talks.
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By  Nate Sharp
March 06, 2015 10:47 PM MST
I remember the night I first learned my parents were getting divorced as if it were yesterday. It was my final winter semester at BYU, and I was in the process of figuring out where I would end up for graduate school the next fall. The news about my parents was as devastating as it was surprising. In more ways than I can now describe, it was the night the whole world felt like it came crashing down on me. Of course, I had friends both inside and outside the Church whose parents were divorced; I just hadn’t ever imagined it could happen to my family.
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September 24, 2014 09:05 AM MDT
So, what should you say to someone who is recently divorced? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you navigate some emotional landmines while still offering your heartfelt support.
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September 12, 2014 06:56 PM MDT
Many soon-to-be-weds think marriage ensures blissful butterflies and rainbows. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but we definitely don’t anticipate life after marriage to be as hard as it really is. There are many reasons for that, one being the fact that you are now part of a team and you have to learn to work together. With a team, things are easier, right?
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September 28, 2011 03:41 PM MDT
Many years ago, two of my friends stood at the altar and were married before God, friends and family. Like any newlyweds, they were madly in love and saw nothing but children, happiness and loyalty as far as their loving eyes could see. It turns out their eyes couldn't see as far as they thought. During a recent discussion with my wife, the woman confided that her husband had an affair.
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