Opinion

January 31, 2017
From Tinder to Temple: LDS Singles Turn to Dating Apps to Find Love premium
When Alyssa Murphy met William Johnson in their young single adult ward, she was quickly attracted to his testimony and ambition. Johnson found himself drawn to Murphy’s bubbly personality. She was unlike any other girl he’d ever met. Neither of them had the courage to say a word about it. “Apparently both of us had […]
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January 28, 2017
More Than Almost Anyone, Mormons Should Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban premium
Throughout this tense election cycle, we at Mormon Buzzz have tried our best to steer our publication clear of the political vitriol with which every American is now perfectly familiar. While politics have dominated our public discussion and driven wedges in our relationships, we have wanted our platform to bring people together, not tear them […]
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January 5, 2017
Becoming a “Repentant Dater” Might Just Save Your Love Life premium
I have long believed that if dating were fun, no one would get married. Dating is an institution riddled with confused feelings and bad communication, and I don’t blame anyone who decides to give it up. However, is what we risk by not dating greater than we realize? In a talk in my ward last […]
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September 1, 2016
100 Miles on a Bicycle Showed Me Why Christ Won’t Remove Our Trials premium
Almost the second my front tire turned onto the freeway and I looked ahead at the gaping mouth of Sardine Canyon, I knew I was in trouble. My dad and I were at the halfway point of the Cache Gran Fondo, a 100-mile bicycle ride that winds its way around the perimeters of Cache Valley, […]
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August 29, 2016
If You Think You Would Never Leave the Church, Think Again premium
Peter is one of my favorite examples of zealous tenacity when it comes to his love and devotion to his Master, our Savior Jesus Christ. As chief apostle, Peter was prophesied to be the rock the Church would be built upon. This prophecy would come to pass but not before something devastating happened: Peter denied […]
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August 10, 2016
How the Trial that Nearly Killed Me Taught Me Gratitude premium
When I was two months old my mom and dad received news that no parent wants to hear, news that would change my life forever. My skull was expanding too rapidly and I needed to have brain surgery to fix the problem. To counteract this problem, surgeons put a device in my brain called a […]
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June 29, 2016
To the One Who Can’t Attend the Temple premium
Before I became a member, I was not living a temple worthy life. I was an addict. Now, when people hear the word “addict”, they automatically think of cocaine or meth, but for me, my drug of choice was food, or the lack of it. I remember spending my senior year of high school at […]
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May 8, 2016
What My Mission Taught Me About Motherhood premium
I had the privilege of training another missionary while I was serving my mission. I was pretty young in the mission myself and I was terrified at the prospect of training another missionary but still excited for the opportunity. In my mission, and in many other missions, we had the tradition of referring to our […]
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April 30, 2016
What I Wish I Had Known the First Time I Caught My Husband Looking at Porn premium
When I was a 24-year-old new mom I caught my husband looking at pornography on our computer for the very first time. I didn’t know anything about pornography addiction. The Internet was brand new. Who knew this smut even existed on this thing called the World Wide Web? I naively believed him when he told […]
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April 27, 2016
The Miracle I Overlooked In the Story of the Loaves & Fishes premium
It was 4:50 in the morning, and I had approximately three minutes to eat something before leaving for my very first temple shift. I raced through a dark kitchen on my tiptoes and wolfed down a banana that had been sitting on the table. Worried that I wouldn’t have enough food in me to last […]
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