What If Things Aren’t Working Out? Final Words

  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman If things aren’t going well and you are doing all you can, don’t get overly discouraged and don’t let it weigh you down with doubt, discouragement, depression, and despair and giving up on eternal marriage or God’s commandments. Think of Nephi. In 2 Nephi 4 we see a very discouraged Nephi. He had just lost his beloved father. His brothers were again trying to kill him. He understood the plan of salvation as well as anyone in his day and certainly ...
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What If Things Aren’t Working Out? Change and the Principles of Faith and Repentance

  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman   In the last article we suggested some ways to change dating styles that aren’t working for you. But this can be difficult. Some things we need to change are very ingrained. Changing can make you feel vulnerable.  Many times changes are just not that easy to make. So it can seem easier to change not at all, or very little. But for many of us, major changes need to be made that indeed aren’t easy. If we don’t make them, we simply aren’t going to be...
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The Refiner’s Fire

Two sons, her daughter, her husband.  All had cancer.  Three died. "The refiner’s fire is not a comfortable place to be. It involves intense heat and repeated hammering. But it is in the refiner’s fire we are purified and prepared to meet God."  This woman's faith grew through these terrible trials, and she provides hope and compassion to others.   The Refiner's Fire
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Step 5: Confession – Jessica’s Story about Food Addiction Recovery

250 pounds, 4 feet - 10 inches tall, this woman had been addicted to food all her adult life.  But she had other problems.  The loss of her family, and things she had to confess and get off her soul.  With the help of the Savior, she was able to get herself to where she is today.  Physically, she's lost weight until she's almost unrecognizable from the person she was before - and spiritually, she's at peace. Jessica's Story
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Finding God and the Messiah

In this inspiring 9 minute video a Jewish man tells how he sought God, and in finding Him he also found that Jesus was the Messiah the Jews have long sought.  His quest started when he embarked on an odyssey that took him from Buffalo to southern Oregon to Mexico to San Francisco, and back to Oregon.  Searching all along the way, he truly fulfilled the words of the song, "If with all your heart ye truly seek me, Ye shall ever surely find me."  And he found two life-long and dearest friends a...
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