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Awesome content just for recent converts, with a focus on classic and beloved conference stories that rarely get shared online because they’re not novel or new.

Just for New Converts-- 3 stories from Apostles of when the Lord corrected them

Just for New Converts: 3 stories from Apostles of when the Lord corrected them

The Lord corrects us when needed. As a new convert, if you haven’t learned this already in your life, you will as you strive to grow and learn under the tutelage of the Lord. Sometimes this correction comes when you already have an inkling that you’ve made a misstep. Other times you might think you’re […]

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Just for Converts: President Hinckley presiding alone

If you have joined the Church in the past few years, you probably have learned about Gordon B. Hinckley and his teachings while he was President of the Church, but you may know very little about the 14 years he served as a counselor to 3 different Church presidents.  In 1981 President Hinckley had been […]

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Just for Converts: President Nelson is a convert too

Some converts are the first in their family to ever join the Church, and some are like President Nelson, whose parents were inactive members of the Church. If you’re a convert with inactive Church members in your family, you’ll really appreciate President Nelson’s perspectives on this. When President Russell M. Nelson was called as the […]

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Just for Converts: Never ignore or postpone a prompting

The “Just for Converts” series focuses on LDS quotes and stories that are well-loved, but don’t get shared a lot online because longtime members have already them enjoyed them many, many times, and folks tend to share new or novel posts more. As a new convert, you have felt the still small voice as you […]

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8 things to consider when you feel like other Church members just have an agenda

I recently read a blog post written by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who left the Church and came back after a few years. The post focused on things active members do and say that influence other members to “leave the Church and never come back”. One issue the […]

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints classic stories: Heart surgery lessons from general conference

Two of our apostles are medical doctors, and both specialized during their distinguished careers in matters of the heart. Here are a few spiritual lessons they learned as doctors, and later shared in general conference. You need to learn more President Russell M. Nelson shared this powerful story from his early career as a heart […]

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints classic stories: ‘Take not the name of God in vain’

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the most well-known stories about not taking the Lord’s name in vain comes from President Spencer W. Kimball. It was included in the May 1953 New Era. Pres. Kimball also used it in a 1981 First Presidency Message. It has been quoted in many […]

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2 Classic Marriage Stories from the Ensign: Grapefruit and Toothpaste

There are two classic marriage stories from the Ensign that every newlywed should hear, and every married couple should remember!  1. The Grapefruit Story “The Grapefruit Syndrome” originally appeared in the April 1993 Ensign. Then it was used in the Marriage and Family Relations Participant Study Guide, the Eternal Marriage Student Manual, The Sept 1999 […]

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3 Timeless Quotes about the Holy Ghost from Neal A. Maxwell

Elder Neal A. Maxwell had such breathtaking eloquence. He expressed his prophetic counsel and wisdom with great depth and intelligence, while still remaining accessible and unpretentious. Here are 3 timeless quotes from him about the Holy Ghost. “Life is no labyrinth; mortality is no maze if a man possesses the gift of the Holy Ghost […]

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Inspiring General Conference Quotes on Life Transitions and Change

Maybe you’re laying the groundwork for some New Year’s Resolutions, maybe you’re moving across the country or the world, or maybe your life is changing in a fabulous way that is nonetheless quite stressful. Whatever transition or change you’re going through, find a little inspiration here, through the words of our leaders spoken at general […]

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When Elder Neal A. Maxwell was Called as an Apostle

At the upcoming general conference in October, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will almost certainly be sustaining 2 new members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As much as members will joyful welcome these new leaders, it’s preceded by the bittersweet sorrow of saying goodbye to our dear Elder […]

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‘Daddy, Salt Lake City is Calling’—When 5 Future Church Presidents Were Called as Apostles

When there is a vacancy in The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the President of the Church is the one who ultimately issues the calling to a new apostle. The process of receiving that inspiration includes earnest prayer and discussion with all of the current apostles. President Gordon B. Hinckley shared this after filling a […]

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