Category: trials

Embracing Imperfection

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

Into the Wilderness

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

You Are Not Alone

Early in my young adulthood a genetic predisposition to depression and ...

When You Lose Sight

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

Change

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

Impressions of Ephraim’s Rescue

Last night my family (and half of our stake and outlying ...

Peace and Depression: Accountability, Repentance and the Atonement

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

Pros of Prozac: A Book Review

Honestly, as a woman who suffers from anxiety and depression, and ...

Learning to Be Okay With (and Maybe Love) Mother’s Day

"I hate Mother's Day." I did not say this, but I have ...

Your Life is So Easy

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

When is Your Appointment?

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

Called to Fall

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

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 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 ...

A Reader’s Story of Hope

One of our faithful readers read Free at Last in our Peculiar ...

Understanding P0rnography Addiction

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

Free at Last

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series was submitted anonymously. The ...

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 ...

Does Committing Suicide Consign Someone to Hell?

This forum question is a part of our Peculiar Minds series. Many ...

How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed: An LDS Perspective

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

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 ...

Anxiety Disorders, including PTSD

This research essay is part of our Peculiar Minds series. Anxiety Disorders are broadly ...

Peculiar Minds

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

What Shall I Give in Exchange For My Soul?

I am drawn to simple, yet profound statements: one sentence sermons ...

Gospel Protection in a Poisonous Culture

I came to conference this time hoping for real answers to ...

The Three Tests We Must Pass?

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

Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness

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

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 ...

The Gift of Weeping

This is the sixth in a series by our writers and ...

Praying for Charity

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

When the Road Veers to the Right

Have you ever experienced a point in your life when something ...

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 ...

More Questions than Answers

For most of my life I have lived the gospel. Not ...

A Storm of Anger

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

Dia de Los Muertos

Halloween coincides with the Mexican festival Dia de Los Muertos (Nov ...

Our Matriarch

My maternal grandmother is 90 years old. She has been a ...

Carrying His Load

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

Reconciling the Conflicts between Science and Religion

I grew up with a father who loved science, religion, and ...

My Pavilions

President Eyring's words from Sunday morning General Conference hit me right ...

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 ...

The War of Animal Instincts

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

“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 ...