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Everyone in the world needs answers to life's great questions. Thus we made Real Life Answers: a blog about our own experiences and life answers. Here you’ll find many different snapshots taken from the lives of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly referred to as "Mormons." We hope that as you explore our stories, you will find answers that will build your faith in God and Jesus Christ. This blog is not the Church’s official blog or website. The official Church site is, which we fully endorse.

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Can we find a holy grail of coping to lighten our burden? Is there a light at the end of our tunnel?

How Can I Be Positive in a Negative Situation?

By Elana B

  Life can make you sick, literally and figuratively. Staying positive, seeing the glass as half full, finding the silver lining in the cloud ...

The waves became so enormous that they came over the bow of the boat and flooded towards the back.

Does God Answer Prayers?

By Erik M Over a year ago, my family, a friend and I went boating at a lake. It was a beautiful afternoon and the water was nice and warm. We skied...

Active belief seems just as scriptural as passive belief.

Is Mormon Doctrine Christian?

I was quite surprised when an Evangelical friend told me I was not a Christian, given that the official name of the Mormon Church is "The Church of Je...

In those ensuing moments and in the weeks and months to come, death seemed like the most final and absolute thing that could ever happen.

How Can We Cope with the Death of a Loved One?

By Tyler S. I was born in a religious home. I went to church every Sunday. By the time I was eleven I was well versed in the teachings of the churc...

Aging and dying
Sure, there’s so much more I want to see and do and accomplish. But it’s always going to be like that.

Aging and Dying: Gradual Graduation into God’s Presence

By Marci M

I’m here to tell you that death isn’t the end. Not for my mom, my friends, for you or for me. That means that all my life I’ve been aging: movin...

Who better to go to than an all knowing being for our questions about life?

How Much Should You Pray?

By Matthew L. When I was 13, I do not remember ever saying a prayer, except for the Lord's Prayer at a First Christian Reformed church where my fam...