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Sister Missionary Serving in Africa: How Do We Keep Going When Our Hearts Are Weary?

by Meridian Magazine | Mormon Life

When I arrived at my little flat in Lilongwe, Malawi as a new missionary with new shoes and a fresh-out-of-...


Two Things Most Mormon Women Want

by Mormon Women Stand | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The world always clamors for our attention. As covenant women, we have to be diligent with how we spend our...


What the Scriptures Taught Me About Difficult Pregnancies

by Deseret News | Makes You Think

This weekend was basically one giant meltdown for me. I am sneakily suspicious of the hundreds of pregnancy...


What Should You Do When Church Is Boring?

by Whatsoever Is Good | Mormon Life

“Why are you still here?” It’s a thought that I have more than once during the third hour of Church. Sacram...


Why I Wish People Would Stop Saying 'I Prayed About it, and You're Not the One'

by LDS Smile | Makes You Think

“I don’t think we should date anymore, because I prayed about it and you’re just not right for me” This is ...


Mission Possible: Finding Solutions for Missionaries with Mental Illness

by Meridian Magazine | Makes You Think

I have had the privilege of serving as a psychiatrist for forty years.  They were years when psychiatr...


10 Forgotten Truths Joseph Smith Taught

by Whatsoever Is Good | Makes You Think

1.“I say to all those who are disposed to set up stakes for the Almighty, You will come short of the glory ...


What I Learned the Hard Way: How to Protect Your Family on Instagram

by Deseret News | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I have been a little apprehensive about writing on this topic, but I feel its important to share my experie...


How I Hold a Calling, Take Care of My Kids, Work Part-Time, Volunteer, and Still Get the Laundry Folded

by Segullah | Mormon Life

I’m not quite sure how to say this without sounding full of myself, so I’m just going to say it: people oft...


A Letter to a Young Mormon: What Sin Really Is

by BYU Studies | Makes You Think

Dear S., Being a good person doesn’t mean you’re not a sinner. Sin goes deeper. Being good will save you a ...