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4 Truths to Guard Your Mind Against Destructive Thoughts

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Just a scroll on social media is enough to put our confidence to shame. Even though we know that what we see on social media only displays the “truths” that others wish to portray, sometimes we can’t help but get sucked into its trap. Let me paint a picture of some of my thoughts when I don’t guard my mind against the destructive nature of social media.

Battling the "I'm Not Good Enough" Lie

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I was sitting in the bathroom, struggling to breathe, tears flowing down my cheeks. “You are not good enough,” my thoughts whispered. “Yes, I am not good enough for anything,” I responded. I let out a shout of frustration, then banged my fist against the wall, crying even harder.

Isolation's Ending . . . Should I Have Done More?

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A friend asks me through the flames, “So, Maddy. What have you been doing these last few months?” The fire crackles. I feel the eyes on me. It’s my turn to share, and suddenly, socializing doesn’t seem so easy and pleasant. What have I been doing?

To the Church, From Same-Sex Attracted Me

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I write this letter and share my experience anonymously because I honestly don’t know what the reactions will be. I worry that parents will cast dark looks at me and pull their kids away from me. I fear being hurt in the same way that many people have already hurt me: by insisting that same-sex attraction (SSA) was something I chose and I could definitely turn away from it if I tried hard enough.

Lies We Tell Our Broken Selves

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Painful past experiences, failures and negative thoughts can weigh us down, leaving us broken and hopeless. Trapped in a state of despair, it can be hard to see past our brokenness. Instead, we tell ourselves lies that hinder us from walking in the fullness of our calling as children of God.

The Rise of Skywalker: Lineage Does Not Have the Final Say

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is leaving fans heavily divided because of its reintroduction of one of its most infamous characters into the Star War’s universe. After the events that unfolded in 2017’s The Last Jedi where main villain, Supreme Leader Snoke, was killed off in spectacular style, many fans were left frustrated with how the rest of the trilogy would pan out.

Editor’s Picks: Best of What Makes You Beautiful

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Try as we might to stop it, modern society’s ever-changing standards of beauty seem to constantly creep into our thinking and impression of our self-worth. But God, as our creator, designed each of us exactly the way that we are, with great intention. What do we do when we struggle to like how He’s made us?

Captain Marvel: What's Shaping Our Identity?

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As one of the year’s most anticipated films, Captain Marvel is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s first female-led movie, and comes hot off the heels of the much-loved Wonder Woman (2017) by DC Films, which was released two years ago.

What To Do If You’ve Misplaced Your Identity

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One of the latest buzzwords in today’s culture is “identity”. Whether it’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, or relationship status, there are so many ways we can identify ourselves.