May 16, 2024 01:27 PM MDT
“In all of those moments of grief that come back, I feel God is there to catch me in them—over and over again.” —Jenedy Paige
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May 10, 2024 09:46 AM MDT
UVU President Astrid Tuminez grew up in the slums of the Philippines. She credits her mother’s faith to pulling her family out of poverty.
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May 03, 2024 10:08 AM MDT
Lament—which is different than murmuring—is just as crucial to a covenant relationship with God as faith, praise, and gratitude.
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April 23, 2024 07:08 AM MDT
After a long battle with cancer, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye recently passed away. We share this excerpt from her recent book as a tribute to her incredible life of scholarship and discipleship, for which we will be forever grateful.
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April 08, 2024 07:42 AM MDT
“I was steeped in the positive-mindset mentality … so, when sadness and grief came—and they did—I harbored a sense of shame for these feelings.”
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April 01, 2024 11:32 AM MDT
Imagine that I were to offer you a free painting of Jesus Christ. If you could choose any of the below six images to hang in your home, which would you choose?
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November 17, 2023 03:24 PM MST
Ashley Hatch shares how she overcome the sharp disappointment of not being included on the US Women’s National Soccer Team World Cup roster.
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November 01, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
When cancer left her a widow at 36 years old, Jen struggled to connect with the Savior. How could He understand her pain?
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August 31, 2023 09:39 AM MDT
Does God orchestrate our hardships in order to strengthen us spiritually? Or do all these bad things happen because we have fragile mortal bodies and mortality is just fraught with accidents?
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June 03, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
As I look back at my life during the past year and a half since my husband died, I can clearly see that I’ve been distracted by a lie, one that has caused me to sometimes lose focus on two truths I know.
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May 25, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
On the day of Kevin and Lindsey Rolfe’s sealing, due to the ovarian cancer Lindsey was battling, she was very nauseous and very fatigued until she was wheeled into the sealing room.
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February 17, 2023 09:00 AM MST
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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October 28, 2022 11:46 AM MDT
Artist Jenedy Paige knows a thing or two about strength; she’s competed on American Ninja Warrior four times. But the greatest strength in life comes from a relationship with Christ.
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June 07, 2022 12:18 PM MDT
"I found some new gems in the story of Ruth and Naomi that have changed my outlook on my own female friendships."
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May 26, 2022 01:09 PM MDT
On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Elder David A. Bednar made a statement about the school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas.
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April 21, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
After my grandpa's death, I received a wilted bouquet of daffodils held together by a brown rubber band, but in my eyes, it was a personal delivery from God.
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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."
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March 05, 2021 03:30 PM MST
While knowledge of the plan of salvation provides comfort and hope, the absence of someone loved is deeply felt. And it’s good to feel it, even if it doesn’t feel good. How can we best manage those feelings?
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January 25, 2021 09:20 PM MST
“Isn’t it true that our life’s most sublime melodies tend to be written during the dark symphonies of our struggle?”
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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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May 26, 2020 11:08 AM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square has released a new music video for the hymn, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”
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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
When Kyra announced her pregnancy on Facebook, she also had to announced her husband’s unexpected death. But peace would come.
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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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