Meridian Magazine
April 13, 2021

Latter-day Myth: We Must Love Ourselves

The American dogma that we cannot love anyone until we love ourselves is problematic because it inverts God’s well-being pyramid and stands it on its head. It suggests that we must get ourselves feeling peaceful, restored, and self-content before we can move on to helping others. This is perfectly upside-down.

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A Lesson on the Power of Consecration from Classic Literature

The classic novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" includes a segment in which Tom, the lead character, beautifully demonstrates an attitude of consecration and enduring to the end. He was able to show kindness in the face of hardship by focusing on the sacrifice and Atonement of Jesus Christ. There is much we can learn from these moments in the book.

Illuminate Podcast: A Guide to Therapeutic Disclosure for Couples Trying to Heal from Sexual Betrayal

When someone comes forward with the truth or gets caught, that's a disclosure. But it's usually really messy and doesn't necessarily create a lot of healing. So, in this episode today we're going to talk about what therapeutic disclosure looks like, why it's important, how to slow it down, and how to structure it to make it as beneficial to your healing process as possible.

“Render Unto Caesar”, On April 15th, Usually

Running out of necessary fuel to keep the engine running can be a real downer in marriage, business, or running a country. At least, keeping enough “fuel” in the tank used to be a vital part of financially managing the United States of America, but evidently not so important any more.



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Breaking News

A Lesson on the Power of Consecration from Classic Literature

The classic novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" includes a segment in which Tom, the lead character, beautifully demonstrates an attitude of consecration and enduring to the end. He was able to show kindness in the face of hardship by focusing on the sacrifice and Atonement of Jesus Christ. There is much we can learn from these moments in the book.

Illuminate Podcast: A Guide to Therapeutic Disclosure for Couples Trying to Heal from Sexual Betrayal

When someone comes forward with the truth or gets caught, that's a disclosure. But it's usually really messy and doesn't necessarily create a lot of healing. So, in this episode today we're going to talk about what therapeutic disclosure looks like, why it's important, how to slow it down, and how to structure it to make it as beneficial to your healing process as possible.

“Render Unto Caesar”, On April 15th, Usually

Running out of necessary fuel to keep the engine running can be a real downer in marriage, business, or running a country. At least, keeping enough “fuel” in the tank used to be a vital part of financially managing the United States of America, but evidently not so important any more.

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