November 12, 2021 08:00 AM MST
If we’re willing to learn how, losses and their accompanying grief and mourning have the power to draw us closer to the Lord and to one another.
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September 30, 2021 01:56 PM MDT
Loss changes us—even if we’ve known a particular loss is coming, the actuality of it can be difficult and jarring. Our grief experience can start out with feelings of devastation, but when we allow grief into our lives, it invites healing and can lead to healthy and positive life shifts, including deeper empathy for ourselves and others.
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May 14, 2021 01:39 PM MDT
My husband not only served faithfully and powerfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he quite literally gave his life while doing so. He was serving as the bishop of our ward in Ohio when he passed away. He loved the youth and was always anxious to be with them. When the young men planned a camping and rappelling trip, he gladly volunteered to help.
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March 05, 2021 03:30 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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January 25, 2021 09:20 PM MST
When Steven Sharp Nelson, cellist for The Piano Guys was just 2 years old, his mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She outlived all medical prognoses but passed away 18 years later. However, at a recent TEDx event, Nelson testified of the power of music to bring those we love back to us.
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September 12, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
Heidi Swinton was a young journalist with big dreams when she felt led to start a family, but five years passed and she and her husband still had no children.
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Grief is part of our life here on earth and can come from a variety of sources. However, that doesn't make it any easier. We all want to help our friends and family who are grieving, but sometimes it's hard to know how to help. Each person's grief is as unique and personal as their life, but we've compiled a few suggestions that we hope can help you as you comfort the ones you love.
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July 22, 2019 09:03 AM MDT
Author's note: This article was originally published by the Deseret News in January 2015. It has been updated and republished here with permission.
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May 16, 2019 09:07 AM MDT
“I feel like I am constantly living in an alternate universe.”
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March 14, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
When tragedy hits, it is human nature to want to help. We bring food; we do laundry; we offer childcare. We want to connect! Some people do this through service; others do it through commiseration. We often feel the need to relate to the person suffering by sharing our own experiences.
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March 13, 2019 09:59 AM MDT
Hanging in Tammy Hill’s home are three photographs: one of Tammy and Mark Mulford on their wedding day, one of Jeffrey and Juanita Hill on their wedding day, and one of Jeffrey and Tammy with their combined family of 12 children. Written in vinyl lettering on the wall beside the images are the words “All because four people fell in love.”
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March 01, 2019 06:49 PM MST
Less than three weeks after a missionary unexpectedly passed away after collapsing during a soccer game with peers, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with the missionary’s parents in their Sao Paulo, Brazil, ward meetinghouse and in their home to console them in their grief.
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February 11, 2019 12:00 PM MST
Kyra* knew something was wrong as soon as she turned on the lights and saw her husband, lying still in bed. “That moment is forever ingrained in my head, seeing that he just didn’t look right, that he wasn’t there. Something was wrong,” she says. “There are no words to describe that moment.”
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January 08, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Heather Pinegar and her family were camping in Arizona for a family reunion when their lives changed forever. They were preparing for their long drive back to Texas when Mick, Heather’s 15-year-old son and an avid dirt biker, asked if he could go on one last ride before they headed home. He loved going on rides after rainstorms, and after receiving consent from his parents, he went on his way.
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January 04, 2019 06:45 PM MST
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September 13, 2018 03:59 PM MDT
Grief and heartbreak are a part of life. We have all experienced loss in one way or another, but that doesn’t soften the blow when we lose a loved one or experience tragedy.
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November 01, 2017 05:35 PM MDT
When we study the words of God's prophets and apostles, we will find extremely personal messages that will uplift us, even in the darkest of times.
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October 05, 2016 12:11 PM MDT
During September, which was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Church launched new resources to help those struggling with suicidal thoughts and their families. In addition, the Ensign in September featured the story of a member who experienced suicidal thoughts,shared an article to help others understand suicide, and explained how families can create suicide-prevention safety plans. In addition, both the Friendand New Era wrote articles to help childrenand teens know how to deal with depression or help others who struggle with it.
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September 10, 2016 09:28 AM MDT
Shortly after Gina Penny-Headen's father passed away, she was pulled over for going 65 mph in a 55 mph zone.
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May 06, 2016 02:30 PM MDT
This is written for the childless mothers, the heart-heavy mothers, the single mothers, and the grieving mothers. We want you to know for Mother's Day, you are not forgotten.
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March 16, 2016 01:20 PM MDT
"No matter how many times my mind takes me back to that horrible life altering moment, it is not all darkness. Because you reached out to help, you offered a ray of light in the bleakest moment I’ve ever endured," Deborah Greene wrote in a letter to the strangers at Whole Foods who surrounded her, supported her, and loved her after she learned of her father's suicide.
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