How Can Religion and Science Work Side by Side?

By Cynthia A “The glory of God is intelligence, or in other words, light and truth.” I was brought up by parents who are both scientifically-minded and devoutly religious. As I grew older, I was surprised to discover that many people believe that science and religion must, by definition, contradict each other. It sees a false dichotomy to my view. They don’t need to be at odds because they serve almost entirely separate purposes. Science is largely concerned with uncovering the what and th...
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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: moving towards graduation into the next world, to live with God once more. We lived with Him before this life; we’ll live with Him again. As the decades pile up, I begin to notice the effects of aging. I begin to notice my body wearing out, piece by piece. I used to be able to stretch farther than that; I used to be faster at that; I used to...
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How Do I Show My Children that I Love them?

By Andrew R. Recently, while I was at work I got a phone call from my wife. She sounded a little upset as she told me that the toilet was clogged and that she did not know what to do. I asked what had happened and she told me that my three-year-old daughter had flushed something down the toilet. I became frustrated when I asked my daughter about this. She did not want to talk nor did she initially want to take any responsibility for her actions even though she had admitted to my wife that she...
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What Can Those with Special Needs Teach Us?

By Tyler C. My younger sister means the world to me. She has cerebral palsy. She was born with this disease and has grown up with it. It gives her struggles on a daily basis. There is no cure. She has had so many difficulties in this life, yet she shows so much courage through it all and has overcome many challenges that an average person would not have been able to do. She is my hero. When we were first growing up I actually didn’t get along with my sister very well. It didn’t register wi...
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What Did My Departed Loved One Teach Me?

By Patricia P The phone rang early that morning in our Japanese hotel room. My husband said a few words to the caller and then handed the phone to me. Who could be calling so early? Who could be calling at all? We were halfway between our temporary home in Asia and our permanent home in the US, on our way to a wedding, and our first reunion with Dad in almost five years.  And then the phone conversation filtered in to my confused brain, “Your father has died.” My father died? That can’t be...
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What Causes Doubt and How Can I Overcome It? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 4)

By Michael T. The causes or circumstances of spiritual doubt can be many and often differ from person to person.  For example: You may have gone through busy or challenging periods of life, a consequence of which might be that you don’t feel particularly close to God or the Church or the gospel. There may be uncertainties and unknowns in your life and you may feel that you lack God’s direction. You may have faced adversity, disappointment, and trials through which you’ve sought God's ...
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