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12 Step Materials for the Latter-day Saint Community

The Pain or the Purpose

The Pain or the Purpose

We have to accept that life is a battle between two forces—the Truth and the Lie; Christ and the Liar. That’s just the way it is. The tug and pull, the on-again-off-again phenomenon is inevitable. We must also accept that we have no ability to determine the ratio of...
The Pain or the Purpose

The Goodness of Right

There is something to doing a thing simply for the goodness of doing it. There is freedom in doing something because it’s the right thing—the good thing—to do, because it’s the healthy thing for here and now. There is a quote that I’ve seen attributed to St....
The Pain or the Purpose

Celebrating Abstinence

Verily, this is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer. (D&C 59:14)   Fasting is not meant to be a negative experience. It is more than just refraining from eating. Fasting is as much about attitude as about action. It refocuses our...
The Pain or the Purpose

To Parents of Wayward Children

When a child makes choices that lead them from the path of righteousness, it’s easy for a parent to become worried, fearful, upset, and controlling. We want the very best for our child—and we want it RIGHT NOW! We want to protect our child from the all the evils of...
The Pain or the Purpose

Speaking of Hell

  “…wo unto all those who die in their sins; for they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in their sins.” (2 Nephi 9:38) This verse is immediately preceded by a list of sins and their terrible consequences—specifically hell and damnation. I think...
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