People I love
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This last week was full of people I love :) Last week I traveled to Washington state for thanksgiving. I met my parents, siblings (those who were able to make it), aunts, uncles, and cousins there! A couple highlights were … Read More

Relationships are Gifts
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This week I pondered about relationships, and the Spirit taught me a new way of looking at them (my HWN this week)… A relationship is a gift — an ongoing gift of ourselves. Relationships can’t be earned or deserved, they … Read More

Life is about relationships
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The most depth in life comes from relationships :) They can bring the greatest joy and security and also the worst pain and despair. Today was a joy and security day, and I heard HWN in my relationships with friends … Read More

Wives, submit yourselves unto your husbands
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Provocative title, right? Well, I think that scripture can easily be misused… Quoting Christ from Ephesians 5:22-25:  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ … Read More

Countertransference
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First some context for my post… countertransference is: “the emotional reaction of the analyst to the subject’s contribution” (google) or “complex feelings of a psychotherapist toward the patient” (Merriam-Webster). It’s how I react internally and externally to those I’m working … Read More

Relationships, who we are
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I recently had a discussion with a friend about how we frequently define ourselves by our relationships… Father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, friend, coworker… etc. I thought of this as I read a simple quote from Elder Nelson: “In … Read More

Byproduct of a healthy life
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I read an article today from the March 1989 Ensign, To My Single Friends by Elder John K. Carmack. I know many of you are thinking,”That’s quite a long time ago… was Zach even alive when this was written?” I was. One and … Read More

Old friends and new friends
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I went to my new ward for the first time today and met some great people. In the evening, I was able to visit some of my best friends from my old as well :) These friendships bring some of … Read More

Good enough to date?
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Two insights came to my mind as I saw a couple tonight and felt jealous (“I’m good enough for a relationship like that, right?”). First, my worth is independent from my relationship status. Second, my relationship status is independent from my worth. … Read More

Midnight musings
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One of my favorite quotes from the night was “What would God’s door bell sound like?” (of course everything is hilarious after midnight, right?) It’s been a while since I last saw my cousin Sean and his wife Sam, but … Read More

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