I Don’t Have Pioneer Ancestors

My first ward seemed to be entirely made up of descendants of the pioneers. In classes, everyone would take turns telling stories about their ancestors and I would sit silently, with nothing to say. I wondered if I was a second-class Mormon because, as a convert, I...

Why Did You Leave the Church?

If you’ve stopped going to church, the decision to return can be a challenging one. There are many factors to consider and over the next week or so, I’ll be addressing some of the issue you’ll face during this time. The first step is to remember why you left in the...

Sharing the Gospel Online

In case you haven’t heard yet, LDS Public Affairs now has a YouTube page. At the time of this post there are a total of seven videos featuring Elder M. Russell Ballard addressing seven different questions. Each video is about 1 to 2 minutes long. The seven...

Perfect Church, Imperfect People

When I first joined the church, everyone seemed so perfect. People seemed very nice to each other, and everyone appeared to live the gospel perfectly. The missionaries, knowing this illusion couldn’t last, told me something that seemed upsetting at the time, but that...
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