“You Can’t Close My Heart”

On June 14, 1989 the government of Ghana froze the activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and of the Jehovah's Witnesses.  This inspiring video shows how the Mormons coped with the government prohibition of their meetings for the 18 months the ban was in effect. "We don't need to blame any government for what happened to us. No one. It is the Lord who allowed it to happen for his own purposes."  The Mormons there became much stronger individually and c...
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A Heart Transplant for Chris – Making a Tough Decision

by Dianne N. On June 28, 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked, Benjamin Franklin made these comments: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”… While the scale is entirely different, I agree with Franklin’s conclusion, that it is wisdom to appl...
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The Kevin Hines Story

This man is in the 1% who survived a jump from the Golden Gate bridge, and he learned how very precious a gift life is. He thought no one cared, but he soon knew that everyone cares. "The very millisecond my hands left that rail the only thoughts in my mind were, 'What have I just done?'  I prayed, 'God please save me I don't want to drown! I made a mistake.'" "The depression was gone.  The only thing I wanted to do was survive. I learned very clearly that suicide is never, nor ever sh...
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Step 11: Personal Revelation – Lindsay’s Story on Heroin Addiction Recovery

"I knew I didn't want to live that life anymore, but I didn't know how to get out of it. I felt so unworthy of God's love. But I remembered how I grew up, it all came flooding back, and a song I sang as a child in church came flooding back:" 'Heavenly Father, are you really there, and do you hear and answer every child's prayer?' "And that was the first prayer I ever uttered in recovery. It was a song. Now prayer is my lifeline, it's the blood of my existence." Her reunion with her daug...
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Marriage Preparation – Dealing with Eating Disorders

By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Helpful Information: An eating disorder is a complicated mental illness/addiction that strikes many people. In America alone, over 24 million people suffer from anorexia or bulimia at some point in their lifetime. This is especially true if we have perfectionistic tendencies—a common trait found in people with eating disorders. As most people know, the biggest danger with an eating disorder is the damage to the body. Some experts suggest that ...
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Step 1: Honesty – David’s Story on Sex Addiction Recovery

"If we turn our lives over to Him, we can draw on all the powers of heaven to change.  And that's my testimony."  So David took the first, vital step to overcome his addiction, by being honest and no longer trying to hide it.  And then he was on his way to recovery. This very inspiring video relates the story of a man who went through agony, but was able to succeed: Step One
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