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NancyAugust 12, 2015

Thank you for helping to answer my prayers!

davidJuly 27, 2015

I live with a spouse that ignores me everyday. She gives me one word answers to my questions. Maybe 2 word answers per question on a good day. I am the gum on her shoe. She feels righteous and justified. 34 years later, I wonder why I stay other than 6 kids. Signed, offended daily, wondering what a celestial marriage is really like.

Karen AspinallJuly 26, 2015

In a book by Elaine L. Jack, "Eye To Eye Heart To Heart" she says: [quote] " We can refuse to pick up an offense when others drop it." I have been doing that since I read it. It sure works and I carry no load every day; [and we can pray for those who hurt us.]

AnneJuly 24, 2015

Wonderful, insightful, to-the-point article--many thanks Maurine. A copy of the section "How Do We Do Better" is going on my nightstand to be read daily...

DianaJuly 23, 2015

Thank you so much. It was and will continue to be what I need since I always take offense, and take a long time letting go.

LauraJuly 23, 2015

Thank you, Maurine, for that most wonderful, timely article. Several years ago when I was an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple, one of our dear sisters gave a one-minute thought on why she determined not to be offended. That has had a great impact in my life, and your article continues to sustain that determination. God bless, and keep up the great work!!!

SaraJuly 23, 2015

Wonderful article. Often the most difficult part of charity is "not easily provoked." "So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way." President Gordon B. Hinckley "Slow to Anger" October 2007 priesthood session.

Joy LundbergJuly 23, 2015

Maurine, I loved your article this morning on spiffs and offenses! It's perfect. I'm going to post it on my facebook. Thank you!!

LarryJuly 23, 2015

great article. We choose what we think about. And what we think about grows. Offenses can be a strong canker in our lives.

Marcia SmootJuly 23, 2015

Shortly before his death my dear father asked me, "How are your relationships?" His words repeat themselves in my mind whether I am hit by a bumper car or a freight train.

JoanJuly 23, 2015

Excellent! So clear and descriptive. A great formula to follow, and peace will follow too.

Kathleen RyanJuly 23, 2015

Great article Maurine . . . it made my day!

KristenJuly 23, 2015

WOW! Just what I needed to read this morning. Thanks for the great insight!

Jim IrvineJuly 23, 2015

Wow the story of our life! Thank you for telling it like it is! This is one of the most helpful tips we have ever received after many years of Meridian reading. Thanks again!



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