Step 6: Change of Heart – Aram’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery

"I couldn't remember truly asking God to remove my character defects.  I just thought to myself, if he were standing in front of me now, what would I want him to say.  I'd want him to just take it and say, 'Thanks, I've got this.' Instead, at that moment, I heard a question: 'Will you let me take this?' I realized that I had done all this work to be relieved of this misery, and that question completely changed the trajectory of my recovery and my life." So Aram experienced a change of hea...
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Successful Single Parenting

Divorced and widowed parents with small children have an overflowing plate - often feeling their daily life is overwhelming.  This program from BYUtv shows the lives of several single parents, and gives sound insight into how to cope with such huge challenges by demonstrating how these people did it: Successful Single Parenting    
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The Common Journey

I usually try to avoid the heavy subjects, but they are always confronting us, and can’t be avoided, really. When you’re young you think you’ll live forever. Occasionally something will happen to jolt that unwarranted perspective, but for the most part, the thought of death is fleeting. It happens to other people, not to you. As your life marches on, however, that drumbeat gets louder and louder. I dated a girl in high school (just a couple times actually) who recently passed away, and...
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Not Understanding Helps Me Understand

by Lori F. I am continually surprised by the way new things happen in the same old situations. Despite the Teacher’s assertion that there’s nothing new under the sun, there’s still a lot of new light being shed. We attended an Easter service at the Kiel (Germany) ward of our church, and there was a lot I didn’t understand. I know several dozen words in German, perhaps even a hundred. But only a few of the ones I know came up in conversation or in the service, and they were positively swamp...
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Coping With Juanita’s Passing

By E. Jeffrey Hill In 2001 everything looked good for our family—our nine children (ages 4 to 23) were all doing well, I loved my job as a university professor, the house was paid for, and we had good health. It would be clear sailing to retirement in just 15 years.  Or so we thought! Then my wife Juanita noticed a lump in her breast.  The doctor’s diagnosis was devastating—the tumor was 10 cm and there was only a 50 percent chance for long-term survival.  Our whole world changed overnight! ...
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My Autistic Nephew Saved a Man’s Life

By Terri B Elliot has autism, is seven years old, and is very strong and curious. He has been known to find his way into unlocked back doors and explore the homes of unsuspecting neighbors. He is quite the escape artist and doesn’t have a sense of danger. Molly, my sister, prays every day for God to protect her son and help her keep him alive. The up-high lock on the basement sliding glass door that kept Elliot inside, broke and was waiting a replacement. Usually it was almost impossible f...
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