Pornography: I say it. I talk about it. You should too.

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who went out to college. She met a young man. Though she for a long time only saw him as a friend, her feelings finally turned into something more and they fell in love.  They had many conversations about their pasts. He told her that he…

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Gratitude can change your life for the best

I shared this talk in my church congregation on December 17, 2006, not long after the hardest experiences I have ever had in my life up until that point, and probably ever in my life, until now. The talk’s topic was gratitude. I always thought that it was an inspired topic, for through studying it…

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Are Mormons Christians: A question that can only be answered by a Mormon

I remember like it was yesterday sitting in my 9th grade history class. We were studying different Christian religions and my teacher brought up Mormons. A boy in class, one I happened to have a crush on at the time, shook his head and said, “Mormons aren’t Christians. They wrote their own book.” I, a 14-year-old Mormon girl, was too…

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Reminiscing about a miracle

Since yesterday my mind has been filled with memories of my youngest baby, who is one year old today. I have felt sad that he is growing up so fast. I have also felt excitement about celebrating this wonderful milestone today. Mostly, though, I have felt an overwhelming gratitude to my Heavenly Father for the miracles…

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Sabbath Day Light: A promise to receive answers

My family is currently on vacation in Williamsburg, VA, so this Sunday morning we worshiped with fellow Latter-day Saints from the Jamestown area. At the beginning of our first meeting, a visiting local church leader gave us a promise. He promised that if this coming weekend, we watch all four sessions of General Conference, we will receive…

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