Posts in Happiness & Self-esteem
Jonathan’s Advice

There is no perfect marriage partner. Give each other a break! You’re all doing okay. Just keep repenting, apologizing, and picking up the pieces that fall by the wayside when you hurt each other’s feelings. Give the broken pieces to the Savior, and He will put them—and you—back together again. That is His divine calling. That is what the Atonement is all about. Let Christ be the One you turn to with your grief, pain, and sorrow. 

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When a Storm Hits…

What do you do when an unexpected “storm” hits you in your life? This could be a serious accident, the death of a loved one, loss of employment, or any other type of trial or tragedy that knocks you down unexpectedly. You do what I did while driving in that early October snow storm—keep going, even in slow motion, because it will be worse if you completely stop.

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“Don’t Lie”

There are a myriad of ways we lie to people, and hurt ourselves at the same time, such as intentionally deceiving someone, telling “white lies,” sharing part of the truth but not the whole truth, and staying silent when we know we should speak up and say something. After listening to this chapter, I decided I needed to become more intentionally honest in everything I do and say. I also decided to start being more courageous when I know in my heart that I need to say something to someone.

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Reflections on Marriage―Q is for Quiet

An empty barrel does not have water to share. I believe in filling my barrel every day, not only so I can fill full and refreshed myself, but also so I have something to give to others around me. Filling my barrel is not difficult to do, but it does take time and the knowledge of where to go to seek a pure source of living water—which is through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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