Sorting of Incoming Ideas: Insights from the French Fry Machine Metaphor

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We have been discussing the origin of ideas, thoughts, and information that come into our minds. I have met many who struggle with understanding why it is vital to become skilled at pre-sorting, or discerning the substance and origin of these ideas before processing them.  The following metaphor has helped many to understand the concept […]

Seeds and Weeds: Attending to our Psychological Garden

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Planting and Protecting your Psychological Garden 1. Personal Growth and Self-Reflection: Self-improvement often begins with introspection and personal revelation. Taking time to reflect on your goals, desires, and personal identity can lead to profound growth. 2. Planning and Time Management: Organizing your time and planning your activities are critical for achieving your self-improvement goals. It’s […]

A Window into The Men of Moroni: Masters of Self-Improvement and Inspiration

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In a world where self-mastery and personal growth are paramount, there exists a remarkable group of men who have come together under the banner of “The Men of Moroni.” Their journey towards self-improvement, spiritual enlightenment, and success is a testament to the power of determination, teamwork, and faith. In this blog post, we delve into […]

Understanding Sexual Self-Mastery and Sons of Sacrifice

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Sexuality is experienced differently by different people. No two people experience their sexuality in quite the same way. Some want more romance, some like more touching in a different way, some want emotional connection, some are attracted to their own gender. Sexuality is as unique and individualistic as fingerprints. It is how God made us.  […]

Rebuilding Trust in a Traumatized Relationship: A Spiritual and Psychological Approach

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In any relationship, trust forms the bedrock of emotional intimacy and resilience. However, life sometimes throws experiences at us that damage this critical foundation, leading to a traumatized relationship. Rebuilding trust in such circumstances may appear an insurmountable task, but it isn’t impossible. Through a blend of spiritual and psychological tools, couples can reforge their […]

Triggers vs Alarms

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In modern psychology, the term “triggers” refers to stimuli or events that evoke strong emotional or behavioral reactions in individuals, often associated with past traumatic experiences or deeply ingrained associations.

The Interdependent Symphony of Marriage

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In the symphony of marriage, 1 Corinthians 11:11, rooted in the Corinthian context, and principles from LDS doctrine harmonize with 1 Corinthians 12 to illuminate the profound interdependency of husbands and wives.

Circus Mirrors and Feedback Sessions

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In a world where we are often judged by others and where we may inadvertently judge ourselves based on the opinions of those around us, it is important to remember that the only true and accurate reflection of our worth comes from a higher power. The phrase, “Well done my good and faithful servant,” highlights […]

Warrior Chemistry: A Profound and Innovative Approach to Self-Mastery

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In an age where physical threats have been largely replaced by psychological ones, a novel concept known as “Warrior Chemistry” has emerged as a unique psychological strategy to counter these unseen, yet ever-pervasive dangers. As we navigate through the world, we encounter many threats. Historically, these have often been physical, leading our ancestors to carry […]

Marriage, Relationships, and The Greenhouse Analogy

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In this world, where societal influences often taint the view of marriage and relationships, there is a pressing need to clarify what truly builds a healthy and strong bond between partners. Despite the wealth of knowledge provided by psychologists and theorists, they sometimes fall short in comparison to insights gained from those who receive revelation […]

Letters to God

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In our fast-paced world, the pursuit of self-discovery and understanding our faith can be a journey for people of all ages. Join us as we delve into the significance of seeking answers through personal revelation, understanding God’s perspective on various topics, and the transformative practice of connecting with God through writing.

Embracing Imperfections and Fostering Compassion in Marriage 

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As a marriage repair specialist, I often find myself in sessions with couples who feel stuck in a loop of conflict and misunderstanding. These can be particularly challenging times for spouses who are navigating the complexities of parenthood. In recent sessions with one such couple, the insights gleaned became clear: In order to foster a […]

Overriding Fear in Marriage Repair

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The struggle with intrusive thoughts can be a significant roadblock in the intricate world of relationships. Many of us, grounded in faith, understand these uninvited, often negative thoughts as attacks from Satan, meant to distort our perception and disrupt our decision-making process. These spiritual attacks can push us to dwell on worst-case scenarios and overlook […]

Harnessing Warrior Chemistry: An Innovative Strategy Against Satanic Intrusive Thoughts

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In a world where the battlefield has largely shifted from the physical to the psychological, intrusive thoughts—unwelcome, involuntary, and often distressing—pose a significant threat to our peace of mind. If you’re on a journey towards self-mastery, as described in “Peak” by Anders Ericsson and “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, these intrusive thoughts can interfere with […]