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Women Are the Glue

Ten years ago, I was on my first assignment to the Middle East. I was nervous. The first event of the trip was a missionary couples’ conference in …

The Practice of Choosing Faith

There are moments when I take stock of my actions and realize just how often I act out of fear. (Hint—it can be a LOT.) It becomes almost …

Helps for Parenting a Child Dealing with Anxiety or Depression

We’re here on earth to be tried and tested. It’s one of the most quoted lines used to explain the purpose of mortal life and how it fits into God’s …

Why It Will All Work Out

Wars. Rumors of wars. Injustice. Hate. Poverty. Turmoil in our families. Shifting morals in society. An ever-present sense of darkness.<p>There’s a lot …

When Your Child Chooses a Different Path

We have a saying in the Church that “no other success can compensate for failure in the home.” That statement, frequently quoted by David O. McKay, …

Learning the Language of the Spirit: 7 Teaching Tips for Parents

A lot of schools now have immersion programs where they literally immerse students into learning a new language by not allowing English to be spoken …

When the Answer Is Peace

Answers to my personal prayers have always come in many forms. Sometimes it’s calming music in the right moment, a scripture that speaks to my heart, …

How to Feel What You Felt at Conference All Year

What makes general conference so great for you? Is it hearing from the prophet and apostles? Watching it from the comfort of your home? Being able to …

President Monson Speaks of “Critical Need” at April 2017 Conference

“We live in a time of great trouble and wickedness,” said President Thomas S. Monson. “What will protect us from the evil so prevalent in the world …

Navigating Family Differences with Love and Trust

Early one morning my adult son called to ask if he and his boyfriend could come to church with me. It caught me off guard. I knew my son had not been …

Hope for When Your Family Feels Broken

Being a parent today is tough—and arguably more complex than ever before.<p>Instead of just worrying about how to prevent underage drinking, parents …

Why “Good Samaritans” Are Needed at Church and Always

As a little girl I remember learning the parable of the good Samaritan and asking myself, “When will I ever find someone lying on the road robbed and …

What It REALLY Means to Be a Child of God

I am a child of God.<p>We hear this phrase so often, I think we become immune to what it can actually mean for our everyday lives. I would argue that …

I Studied More Than 2,200 Scriptures about the Savior in Six Weeks: Here Is a Little of What I Learned

During the January 2017 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults, I challenged those watching to increase their testimony of the Savior by taking time …

Can I Honor God While Working on the Sabbath?

<i>The tension between the Sabbath and work keeps me on my spiritual toes, vigilant to remember God’s holy day and to make time for mental rest and</i> …

You’re Not Messing Up God’s Plan for You

For a lot of my life, I’ve wondered if I was messing up God’s plan for me.<p>I’ve agonized over making THE RIGHT CHOICE—a common dilemma for someone in …

To Love Is to Lift: 5 Simple Things You Can Do Today

It’s not your typical bedtime routine.<p>Every night like clockwork, two visitors show up at Kathy’s home. They greet her warmly. They plump her …

#HisDay Is for Love

What comes to mind when you hear the word <i>Sabbath</i>?<p>Church? Worship? Sunday School? A day off? A long nap? Family time? A holy day? A day of rest?<p>The …

We Don’t Have to Be the Same to Be Together

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).<p>There you have it. God’s genius, laid out in a simple three-letter word in the …

Sunday Journaling: A New Tradition for the New Year

Years ago, a young father began a daily tradition. Each night, no matter how tired or busy he was, he would pick up a pen and write down a short …

Try This for a Change: 4 Simple Steps to Self-Improvement

’Tis the season of gym memberships, low-carb diets, and good intentions. Once a year, in the grand tradition of the New Year’s resolution, we resolve …

The Beginner's Guide to Family Councils

If you’re anything like me, when you heard Elder Ballard’s conference talk outlining four different types of family councils, a little part of you …

You Can Change: How to Be Your Best You

It’s a new year and, once more, change is in the air.<p>Most of us know the scenario all too well. January rolls around and we talk a big game about how …

Self-improvement

25 Ways to #LightTheWorld This Christmas

In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.<p>“Opportunities to shine surround …

Living Beyond ‘What If?’

What if? It’s a question we all ask ourselves at one time or another.<p>“What if I had married that one person?”<p>“What if I had gotten into …

The Longing for Belonging

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to fit in. In elementary school, as teacher after teacher butchered my name on the first day, I …

One Question That Puts Life in Perspective

About a year and a half ago I knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. I knew what I wanted, I had a plan to get there, and I put in the …

Seeing Green

Four years ago I lost my 21-month-old daughter, Penny, in a tragic accident. The cliché is that the death of a loved one puts your faith to the test. …

How to Always Remember: 5 Ways to Fight Forgetfulness

In the past week I’ve forgotten a dentist appointment, my Netflix password (twice), a friend’s birthday, and my own phone number.<p>Blame it on my …

We Aren’t God’s Only People

Pride didn’t seem to be my problem. I was a 19-year-old missionary in the mental throes of learning Russian. My mind was weary from language study, …