God as the Blacksmith: Navigating the Forge of Marriage Through Divine Guidance

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Marriage is a divine institution that brings together two souls who vow to support and uplift each other. While the journey is inherently rewarding, it also presents its fair share of challenges. It’s here that we can lean into our faith and draw upon God’s wisdom for guidance. We can conceptualize this process using a […]

From Peer to Leader: A Teen’s Guide to Rising Above the Challenge

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(Article written by S. H., Sons of Helaman Warrior) As a teenager standing on the precipice of adulthood, you might be questioning your potential and how you can impact the world positively. Let me share a secret: every great leader starts with a moment of self-doubt, followed by a series of actions that define them. […]

Reverence for your Partner’s Growth

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In the aftermath of a collapsed marriage, the process of rebuilding can seem daunting. As we embark on the journey of reconnecting with our spouse, it is essential to focus on laying the solid groundwork of each individual before constructing the bridge that will bridge the gap between the partners. Today, let us closely examine […]

Complementary Memory Mechanisms in Men and Women

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We should consider why men and women perceive and remember experiences differently from a scientific standpoint, instead of resorting to simple stereotypes or casual banter.  From a historical, evolutionary and creationistic perspective, tracing back to prehistoric times, men were typically in roles that required them to protect and provide. These responsibilities often put them in […]

Wheel Thrown Pottery: A Parable

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Once upon a time in a quaint town lived a young, eager man named Parker. An ardent believer in his capabilities, Parker decided to attend a pottery class alongside his loving mother. Intrigued by the art he’d only ever seen in movies, he thought he already had the knowledge he needed. When the class commenced, […]

Bowling with Jesus – a Campfire Parable

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Alright, gather around the campfire, folks. I’m about to tell you a story you won’t forget. Now, imagine this: you’re at a bowling alley, not just any ordinary bowling alley, but a special one. One where your partner isn’t a human friend, but none other than Jesus Himself. You see, you’re quite nervous. You want […]

What is Betrayal Trauma?  How does it impact me?

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Betrayal trauma refers to the emotional and psychological distress experienced when an individual’s trust is broken by someone they are close to, typically in the context of a committed relationship. This trauma can occur in various forms, such as infidelity or sexual disloyalty. In committed relationships, trust forms the foundation for emotional intimacy, security, and […]

The Journey of Growth: Lessons from Musicians, Athletes, and Soldiers

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In our recent exploration of personal growth and resilience, we delved into the world of musicians, athletes, and soldiers. Their experiences offer valuable lessons in perseverance, grit, and the power of steadfast faith. As we conclude this lesson series and prepare to venture into new territories, it is essential to recognize that the path we […]

Resilience in Difficult Relationships

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Understanding the Phases of Connection, Disconnection, and Rejuvenation Introduction: Relationships can be complex, and couples often find themselves at a point where they enter an unwanted phase of cohabitation. This is a critical juncture where many couples lose motivation and struggle to maintain their connection. However, recognizing the importance of continual effort and seeking personal […]

Taming Your Dangerous Emotions and Reclaiming Your Power

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Do you ever feel like a doormat, manipulated, or powerless in your relationship? Perhaps you’ve experienced moments of frustration, shame, or the urge to control your partner. This article will guide you through understanding your emotional triggers and how to connect with your inner strength by tapping into divine wisdom. 1. Identifying your dangerous emotions: […]

How to Cultivate Patience and Perseverance in Your Relationships

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As humans, we are wired for instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. But when it comes to relationships, especially with our significant others, we need to learn patience and perseverance. Imagine being a farmer who plants a seed that takes six months to sprout. You tend to the field, […]

The Influence of Good Men

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Recent studies continue to demonstrate the positive connection between having a father in the home and the influence that father’s can have on child development. The presence of a father in the home positivity correlates with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out […]