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Understanding My Role

4. How can I show love to those who don’t share my beliefs?

You can disagree without being disagreeable. You can sincerely try to understand their beliefs. And you can be friends despite even fundamental differences in belief. When you’re kind, respectful, and civil, everyone wins. And that includes not only expressing kindness, respect, and understanding but also expecting and receiving it in return—it’s about mutual respect.

Learn more about developing mutual respect with others.

See what Elder Dallin H. Oaks taught about loving those who have different beliefs.

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