Category: adversity

Embracing Imperfection

My missionary is home . . . early. For many of you ...

Why Fight It?

“Gay marriage is going to happen, so why fight it?”  “Legalization of ...

Into the Wilderness

I've been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past ...

Poverty and Prosperity

Recently, we studied Section 124 of the Doctrine and Covenants, where ...

When You Lose Sight

The door slides open after she knocks. Tentatively she pokes her ...

Addiction Recovery for Real Life

Addiction comes in many forms. It would not be a stretch ...

Peace and Depression: Accountability, Repentance and the Atonement

I am struck regularly by how many members fail to focus ...

To Mormon Moms Dealing with Depression or Anxiety

This guest post was submitted by Beca Mark to educate and ...

Are Good Men Perfect?

This guest post was submitted anonymously for our Father's Day series. Back ...

Your Life is So Easy

Some years ago I was Young Women President shepherding a group ...

Choose Higher Ground

My missionary son wrote his first p-day letter Monday. It was ...

Born That Way

For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has ...

It Is Finished: Death on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the ultimate celebration of life - the glorious ...

Brad Wilcox, Continuous

In a delightful pair of books, popular LDS author and speaker ...

Spiritual Education Through Sin

We are often told that the only thing that we truly ...

God’s Greatest Hits: Moses v. Satan

Years ago I worked as an academic adviser at the University ...

Called to Fall

Half a year and most of a lifetime ago our world ...

Gospel Friendship

President Gordon B. Hinckley said that every convert needs three things: ...

Enjoying the View

Please welcome Brenda Madore, who has published with us as a ...

Do God and Satan Negotiate My Trials?

As a group of editors, we find there are questions that ...

Healing

This last essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Michelle. A ...

My Path Down the Rabbit Hole

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is anonymously contributed. My wife ...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is from Melissa Horsley.  The ...

Understanding a Roommate with Schizophrenia

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is written anonymously, with ...

Understanding Schizophrenia

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is written by Judy ...

What is Schizophrenia?

This research essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. From the ...

How Do We Embrace Those with Mental Illness?

We're learning so much about mental illness, let's see if we ...

Choosing Treatment through Revelation

This essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. One of the ...

Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by Tresa Edmunds, ...

What is Real? Living Without Diagnosis

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series was anonymously contributed.  As a wife, ...

Understanding P0rnography Addiction

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Dr. Kevin ...

Understanding Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and OCD

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by author Robison ...

Panic, OCD, Grandma, and Me

This essay is a part of our Peculiar Minds series. I learned ...

The Well of Depression

This essay is a part of our Peculiar Minds series. The darkness ...

How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed: An LDS Perspective

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Sarah ...

Asperger’s and Autism

This research essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. Asperger's Disorder was ...

Different Issues for Children

This research essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. Identifying mental disorders ...

Understanding Dementia

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series comes from Cassandra.  It’s ...

Understanding Asperger’s

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Kathy ...

The Diagnosis

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series, is anonymous. I'm sitting ...

Understanding PTSD

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Robin ...

Resources

This post is part of our Peculiar Minds series. Please read ...

Is Mental Illness a Latter-Day Plague?

This forum question is part of our Peculiar Minds series. Throughout preparing ...

Peculiar Minds

This is the first essay in our 10-day series, Peculiar Minds. When ...

Faith in Love

Valentine's Day is nearly here, in case you haven't seen the ...

Can I Do Good with a Bad Attitude?

I have a testimony of the gospel and of my Savior, ...

The Three Tests We Must Pass?

I have been having a great time digging through Avraham Gileadi's ...

The Road IS Long

Last month the Lord promised me help when I needed it, ...

Reflections on Meekness: Being Gentler With the Ones We Love

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

In the Tunnel

I have heard that those who suffer from depression often feel ...

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

My oldest daughter couldn't find a building for her young mothers ...

I’m Being Tried?

I've been listening to NPR's Morning Edition series "Losing Our Religion" the ...

Growing Sin

I don’t like the word repent. Short and chopped at the ...

Praying for Charity

Please welcome Maria Farb, who is guest posting with us. “...pray unto ...

Motherhood – Service of the Highest Order

The most service I ever do is my day in and ...

A Fresh View of Repentance

The Bible Dictionary defines repentance as: "a change of mind, i.e., a ...

God is There. Somewhere.

The interesting thing about trials is that the ones we think ...

Poem: and when that morning comes

when elijah abel raises brigham young from the dead he'll put his ...

A Storm of Anger

Lying here in the dark I hear the rumbling of a ...

Embracing Grace

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me - ...

Pool Covers and My Hurricane Husband

Please welcome Emily Christensen who is guest posting with us. I got ...

To Taste the Atonement

I never lamented about the vicissitudes of time or complained of ...

Too Proud to be Served?

We had a flood.  It was a little flood really, at ...

Carrying His Load

I had an interesting insight during a prayer one morning a ...

Sleep Is Over-Rated

No, this post is not about early-morning seminary.  Just thought I ...

Peoria Tree of Life

with Richard Shook, artist This year I’ve had the opportunity to watch my ...

Defining Faith

In my experience with grief I often read about how faith ...

Arriving Elsewhere

There is an ocean of ideas that flow through my writer’s ...

Faith Enough to be Healed

Over 15 years ago I had the privilege of visiting teaching ...

Digging Deep Wells

I sat in the evening session of Stake Conference last month ...

The Wonder of Warts

It is a basic medical truism that in order to be ...

Return and Bring Me Word

(Last week.) Once again, the supervisor has put off starting my son ...

On Being Forever Broken

I work very hard at trying to be positive.  I am intentional ...

If Jesus Wrote a book about the Garden of Gethsemane, would you read it?

Mark lived a dichotomous life. As an on again-off again drug ...

Judge Not, or In Other Words, What I Learned When I Was Hanging From a Rock

Awhile ago my husband and I broke out our rock climbing ...

The War of Animal Instincts

Recently, I remarked to my sister that I attract people with difficult ...

Messengers from my Father

I could use a revelation. An angel would be good. The other ...

“If God Only Knew…”

All people face trials or tests of the divinity that is ...

Is Faith Your Personal Story?

Everyone has a story. Not very many people record it, especially ...