June 03, 2024 04:38 PM MDT
“When we read or hear the admonition ‘be ye therefore perfect’ (Matthew 5:48), we may think it means to make no mistakes. But such a level of performance simply is not possible.”
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April 03, 2024 10:24 AM MDT
“I hoped to gain clarity on the matter with my fiancé, and I did, just not in the way I expected.”
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March 28, 2024 04:21 PM MDT
I was totally blown away when Elder Patrick Kearon used the word perfect in a way that was immediately comforting, reassuring, and even beautiful.
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January 27, 2022 12:00 PM MST
Throughout the countless hours of hearing the music and lyrics repeated in the background of my day, there are important lessons that I am grateful my son is (hopefully) learning.
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January 14, 2022 10:50 AM MST
Here are four suggestions to change your social media experience so that it positively influences your life.
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December 28, 2021 11:18 AM MST
If you’ve ever wondered whether you have what it takes to make it to the celestial kingdom, then Robert L. Millet has a message for you.
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October 22, 2021 04:59 PM MDT
The Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) presidents told me two things: 1. Our son was being sent home from the MTC. 2. We needed to get on a plane as soon as possible to come get him. My heart was flooded with simultaneous emotions of bewilderment, anxiety, and sadness.
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July 25, 2019 03:24 PM MDT
Recently my youngest child, Koleson, was given some simple yard work responsibilities. (You're welcome, kiddo!)
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February 02, 2019 11:00 AM MST
It’s a phrase I’ve said to myself many times before: “With God, you are enough.”
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January 25, 2019 10:32 PM MST
I didn’t change my Facebook profile picture for eight years.
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By  Jon Cooper
October 20, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
These 3 false doctrines can become like a spiritual sickness that cause us to see ourselves in unhelpful ways.
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By  LDS Living
May 23, 2018 02:56 PM MDT
Oh FHE. Sure we start out with good intentions. And it should be simple. A prayer. A lesson. A treat. So easy, right?
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February 22, 2018 03:56 PM MST
The gospel isn’t a celebration of God’s power to work with flawless people. The gospel is a celebration of God’s willingness to work today, in our world, in our lives, with people who clearly aren’t. To demand that church leaders, past and present, show us only a mask of angelic pseudo-perfection is to deny the gospel’s most basic claim: that God’s grace works through our weakness.
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January 27, 2018 01:24 PM MST
If I were to ask which of the Lord's commandments is most difficult to keep, many of us might cite Matthew 5:48: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
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November 02, 2017 12:33 PM MDT
In the Church, we often struggle with the idea of perfection. The Savior's command to "be ye therefore perfect" is a tall order. And in the age of Instagram and Pinterest—where everything is cropped and photoshopped to "perfection"—it might seem like perfection is far beyond our grasp.
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By  LDS Living
October 03, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
The satisfaction that comes from self-improvement can be eclipsed by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, or feeling like our best is not enough.
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September 23, 2017 11:30 AM MDT
I'm exhausted by hate. And it is not the hatred that instigates genocide, burns villages, and breeds terror. That hatred breaks my heart, but it moves me to reach out, to fight back with love, and to rid myself of dangerous prejudices.
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September 19, 2017 12:29 PM MDT
What a great reminder that no one is perfect and we don't need to compare ourselves to those we think might be.
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May 05, 2017 09:06 AM MDT
There was nothing leading up to Mother’s Day 2006 that indicated impending doom. There was no foreboding music playing ominously; no dark clouds. In fact, that morning there were birds chirping and the light of warm, yellow sun spilling through my bedroom windows. Had the beautiful conditions of the day been any indicator, the day I’m about to describe would not exist in our family’s folklore. But alas, Mother’s Day 11 years ago will forever be known as the day I landed face down on the floor of the chapel, on top of my 3-year-old, in the middle of sacrament meeting, with my skirt flung over my head.
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April 27, 2017 02:18 PM MDT
There are so many things I love about our Church culture—our outgoingness, our willingness to serve, our focus on the Savior and others, and the fact that no matter where I go, I instantly have a community I'm a part of.
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February 15, 2017 09:47 PM MST
Instead of setting the unrealistic ideal of perfection as our goal, we should strive to follow Gordon B. Hinckley's counsel of focusing on a little bit at a time: "Each of us can do a little better than we have been doing. We can be a little more kind. We can be a little more merciful. We can be a little more forgiving. We can put behind us our weaknesses of the past, and go forth with new energy and increased resolution to improve the world about us, in our homes, in our places of employment, in our social activities."
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By  Zack Oates
January 03, 2017 10:00 PM MST
So you’ve set some goals to be better and, like every other year, at least a few will be dragged through the winter months before becoming fertilizer to the spring flowers of forgetfulness. And yet, goals are one of the things in life that we need to stay spiritually alive, whether we accomplish all of them or just a few.
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October 29, 2016 03:30 PM MDT
How many of you can relate to this incredible story posted on
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By  LDS Living
August 27, 2016 03:04 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints—we're so often our worst critics. We strive so hard to reach the standards we are taught through the gospel, but when we slip or stumble sometimes we forget that we also need to be patient and forgiving to ourselves.
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June 11, 2016 01:15 PM MDT
Perfection: it's a difficult charge and a label that's impossible to live up to, but it's a standard so many of us set for ourselves only to find inevitable and sometimes crushing defeat. So what do we do? Hold back? Set the bar low? Here's one LDS woman's story of struggle and how she found a balance between pushing herself too far and giving up entirely.
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February 13, 2016 03:25 PM MST
What beautiful thoughts from this post:
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December 15, 2015 10:30 PM MST
Who can travel to remote corners of the world, run an award-winning, internationally recognized business, and still make plenty of time for his wife and kids?
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September 01, 2015 03:00 PM MDT
MR says: As Latter-day Saints, sometimes we can be a little too hard on ourselves because we expect perfection now. Here are a few things we need to remember when we get frustrated or impatient with ourselves.
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May 13, 2015 06:59 PM MDT
Gaylamarie Rosenberg and Denise Lindberg spoke to a women’s conference audience Friday, April 30, on how to strive for perfection without feeling guilty about being imperfect now.
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February 09, 2015 02:53 PM MST
“You’re such a perfectionist!”
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June 10, 2014 06:50 PM MDT
When I was 14 years old I received my Patriarchal Blessing. This is a very special blessing for Mormons which is given by a man holding the priesthood office called “Patriarch”. We believe the words spoken by the patriarch come directly from God, exclusively to us. So, it becomes our own personal scripture. The Patriarchal Blessing is considered sacred and personal, so we do not discuss it at length with others.
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