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‘The way we talk about missions in the Church needs to change,’ says one BYU student who was unable to serve

by LDS Living Staff | June 15, 2021

When Brigham Young University student Gabrielle Shiozawa submitted her papers to serve a mission in June 20...


Not a traditional mission but my mission

by Emily Jensen, Contributor | Makes You Think

About a year ago, I remember learning in seminary about a man named David W. Patten . In 1838 the Lord call...


Missionary Who Came Home Early Twice Talks Danger of Comparisons, Guilt

by Jason F. Wright | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In 2015, I wrote about Logan Groll of Winchester, Virginia, who came home from his mission early —twice. Hi...


Latter-day Saint NFL Player Talks Depression and How God Is Nearby and Anxious to Deliver Us

by LDS Living Staff | Mormon Life

Four months after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL kicker Matt Gay has been featured in his f...


An In-Depth Look Into Why Missionaries Return Home Early + How They Can Find Hope

by Deseret News | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Nate Clyde lost 18 pounds in the Missionary Training Center. Suzy Thornock developed an eating disorder a f...


“I'm Ready to Go Back”: NFL Player Shares His Journey Back to the Church and Temple

by Church News | Famous Mormons Mormon Life

"There were so many things that I was able to learn on my mission that helped me when I started going back ...


The Scripture That Transformed How This Early Returned Missionary Understood His Worth and God's Love

by Drew Young | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When I returned home early from the mission after two months of service, I was fatigued, ill, and discourag...


Latter-day Saint Psychologist: 3 Spiritual Strategies for When Trials Seem Overwhelming

by Dr. David T. Morgan, Contributor | Makes You Think

When I was younger, I remember hearing people say, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” I quickly fo...


Church Video Features Raw Story of Crippling Anxiety, Finding God's Grace: "It's Okay to Be Broken"

by LDS Living Staff | From the Church Videos Mormon Life

When Cole experienced crippling anxiety on his mission that kept him from sleeping, he began to pray a...


13 Tips for Helping Early Returned Missionaries Adjust to Post-Mission Life

by Kristine J. Doty-Yells, PhD | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In 2002, my oldest son returned home from his mission after only five months. I was shocked, confused, and ...