What Lessons Does a Father Teach?

I held my father in my arms as he died. I cried because I loved my father. He was always there during my life when I needed him. I was glad that I could be there when he needed me. My father loved his children and it upset him when my youngest brother, Josh, was shot and killed by a drunken man. My father knew that Josh would be his son again because he understood that the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives the hope and promise that our family will be together again after this life. He taught me that ...
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Why Do Guys Struggle?

I don’t have to search long on Google (such as here, here, or here) to find studies that statistically prove that men are failing. The slump of masculinity is infecting boys and men at an alarming rate. There is a virus spreading through our schools, our relationships, and our workplaces. I really worry about what is happening to the definition of my gender. Are talent, intelligence, and expertise out of style? Did the idea of winning the loyalty and love of the girl of our dreams become insigni...
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What does God See in Me?

By Colton F. “Why can’t I please my dad”?  Growing up, I often had this thought crossing through my mind over and over.  I’ve tried so hard and yet I never seemed to be what my father wanted me to be.  This continuous conflict affected my relationship with him.  I constantly fought and argued with my dad; sometimes those arguments were pretty heated.  Words spoken were harsh; some disagreements resulted in chairs and walls needing repairs.  One day after a particular loud argument, I screamed...
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How Can We Grow Closer to Those We Love?

By Kimball B. A little over a year ago, I returned home from college. Summer had just begun and my plans were to start working, save up some money for the future, and then go from there. It was tough for me to leave college because the friends I made there were some of the best friends I had ever had in my life. Once I stepped off the plane and moved back into my old bedroom, I didn't see too much of a point with picking up my old job again and working when I was perfectly fine with staying hom...
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How Do I Build Strong Relationships?

By Emily W. When I was growing up, my dad loved sharing little life lessons whenever he could. He often found the best opportunities while we were gathered at the dinner table. One of his favorite analogies, in particular, had to do with a spoon. He would pick up the one next to his plate, hold it up, and say, "Have you ever looked carefully at your reflection in a spoon?" At that point, I'd roll my eyes in a "Yes, Dad, I know this story" kind of way. Despite my disinterest, he would continue, ...
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