What is the Antidote for Loneliness?

Many thousands of lonely people daily pay online sites in the hope of connecting romantically. Electronic gadgets keep the eyes of their users averted from the people around them; in return, the ignored feel invisible or, at least, discounted. People lose jobs and the relationships they provided, and then compound their alienation by withdrawing even further in shame or anger. Many people do not have the means to participate in social situations they would otherwise choose, and then erect a wall...
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Does Prayer Make Life Easier?

By Julia G Here we go again! I wake up, look around my room and everything’s packed up in boxes. I guess we’re ready to move. The big truck opens the back door for us to fill that empty space. I’m used to by though, I’m 21 years old and I’ve moved about 14 times. And although I don’t consider myself as a numbers person, what they imply practically defines who I am. I’m a traveler, a learner of cultures—and a 20-year-old still coping with change. It’s the same every single time: we get to o...
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How Does God Bless Our Military and Their Families?

By Kimberlee F. Being an Air Force wife, I don't have much control when it comes to my future. I usually don't know when, how, or where we are going next until right before it happens. I often feel my life is being held by a string as if I were a puppet, not knowing where the master's hand will move me next, or even what he will move next. Things have a way of happening at the least of convenience. It has not been easy, by any means, but I have found a way to have joy and fulfillment in it. ...
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Why Hasn’t He Parted the Sea…continued

By Barbara Previously, I wrote on adversities and posed this question, “Why hasn’t He parted the Sea for me?” In attempts to answer this question, I turned to passages of scripture in which prophets have pleaded to the Lord for intervention. I found that there are many instances in which the Lord does not resolve problems like He did with Moses when He parted the Sea. For example, the Prophet Joseph Smith while incarcerated in Liberty Jail in 1839 for advocating religious freedom pleaded to t...
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