Category: atonement

Embracing Imperfection

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

Faith to Forgive Grievous Harms: Accepting the Atonement as Restitution

There is a podcast, Mormon Discussion, that I listen to on ...

Gender Roles in the Plan of Salvation

This is a theory, a try at understanding. It is my ...

Saving Souls

  Joseph said we Are meant to save Souls.   I feel inadequate In the task.   How can ...

Change

Slowly drifting far away within the wood of bonded clay breaking bands with ...

Why I Write

On a recent vacation to North County San Diego, my family ...

Relapse, Repentance and Redemption

We tend to think of relapse in terms of addiction, specifically ...

ARP and Me

Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a recovering co-dependent and ...

Addiction Recovery for Real Life

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

My Testimony of “The Prince of Peace”

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son ...

Peace and Depression: Accountability, Repentance and the Atonement

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

Seeing God Among and Within Us

The Book of Mormon includes the following statement from Alma, the ...

Walking the Path to Charity through the Atonement

From a workshop presented at my stake’s women’s conference. Because we are ...

When is Your Appointment?

Over a blissfully free-from-work-and-school holiday break this winter, my eight-year-old daughter ...

Born That Way

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

Sex as a Sacrament

This is the fourth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  The gospel of ...

Know Ye Not That Ye Are the Temple of God?

This is the second in a 7-part series, A Compound in One. Latter-day saints are ...

Agency: Guns, Gays and Abortion

With all the tumult about same sex marriage, gun rights, and ...

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 ...

Mercy: “Judge Not, that Ye Be Not Judged”

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

Be Ye Therefore Perfect

Matthew 5:48 quotes Jesus Christ as saying, "Be ye therefore perfect, ...

Spiritual Education Through Sin

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

Becoming More Merciful

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

Covenant Motherhood: A Review

Our friend Stephanie has written a beautiful, accessible treatise on the ...

Redeemed

I am not a poetry person. Oh, I enjoy reading it, ...

Called to Fall

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

An Interview with the Author of “Covenant Motherhood”

Today we're publishing an interview with author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen, whose ...

Humility and Forgiveness

Which one of us has had a stone lobbed at us, ...

That for Which I Hunger and Thirst – and the Place of Blogging in My Pursuit

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

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 ...

What’s So Great About Water?

During my first year of college at Cal State University, Northridge ...

The Road IS Long

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

On Losing Our Religion

NPR ran a series recently called Losing Our Religion.  Jen posted ...

In the Tunnel

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

Lies That Separate Us From God

There are many lies that can keep us away from God.  ...

The Paradox of Spiritual Debt

[Over the next few Sundays we are publishing a series from ...

Growing Sin

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

Thoughts on Spiritual Poverty

[Over the next few Sundays we are publishing a series from ...

A Stream of Testimony

As the old year ends and the new begins, the editors ...

Greater Love Hath No Man than This

I have thought a lot in the past about the idea ...

Mary and Christmas

It's getting cold outside, where I live. The nights are getting ...

Salvation in This Life

Those who crucified Jesus did so because they could not accept ...

Seeing God in the Caterpillars Among Us

I was struck by something a while ago that I have ...

A Fresh View of Repentance

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

The Map: Imagine If

My second daughter is a senior in high school.  She wrote ...

“Remember” as a Missionary Principle

My mind is prone to wandering to and fro trying to ...

Embracing Grace

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

Are Things What They Are, or What We Are?

All is quiet. Sitting, body aching, part of me crying for ...

To Taste the Atonement

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

Appraising Souls

One of my favorite talks from the October 2012 General Conference ...

Carrying His Load

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

Faith Enough to be Healed

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

Living Imperfectly

The second time I was called as bishop, my oldest son ...

On Being Forever Broken

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

Enough

As a woman, a Mormon, a mother, a human - I ...

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 ...

With Willing Hands

"The meeting that unfolded has to be the worst meeting in ...