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

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For a lot of my life, I’ve wondered if I was messing up God’s plan for me.

To Love Is to Lift

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Five simple ways to make the world a more loving place.

#HisDay Is for Love

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On a day where we have the opportunity to restart, recharge, and recommit, the love of a Father in Heaven has to be at the heart of such a gift.

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

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In this increasingly divided world in which we live, differences will persist. But as followers of Jesus Christ, we need to love, reserve judgment, and forgive.

Sunday Journaling: A New Tradition for the New Year

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There’s no wrong or right way to keep a Sunday journal. But here are a few ideas to get you started.

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

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Nobody’s perfect, but everybody can be better.

The Beginner's Guide to Family Councils

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The most important priority of our family councils is facilitating open and candid conversation in order to solve each other’s problems.

You Can Change: How to Be Your Best You

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As you work hard to reach your goals, not just in January but all year long, remember that the gospel is the ultimate self-improvement plan and a sure path to your best you.

25 Ways to #LightTheWorld This Christmas

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In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.

Living Beyond ‘What If?’

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How do you move past living “What if?” to live “What is” and to find joy in it?

The Longing for Belonging

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If we all do the “love one another” thing a little better, we’ll all help each other remember that in God’s Church and in His everlasting love, there is always a place for you.

One Question That Puts Life in Perspective

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I believe God cares about what we do with our lives. I believe He wants to help us. But what I learned through my experience is that He expects us to act. He expects us to do something about our dreams.

Seeing Green

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Through opposition in all things, I had direct experiences that brought me closer to God.

How to Always Remember: 5 Ways to Fight Forgetfulness

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How can we ever hope to “always remember” when it’s so easy to forget?

We Aren’t God’s Only People

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What two fellow Christians and a rabbi have taught me about God.

More Than Ever, We Need “His Holy Day”

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In a new video series, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains why we need the blessings of the Sabbath day more than ever.

The Perfect Lie

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When God let my life crumble, it wasn’t because He didn’t love me. He let my life crumble because He wanted me back. He wanted to teach me. He wanted to change me.

What Did the Prophet Say at Conference? October 2016

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Five of the things President Monson invited us to do at the October 2016 general conference to help us be better and to come closer to God.

Why Do We Feel Damaged When Others Are Blessed?

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In the words of one faith leader, “There is no need to want someone else’s blessing. We each have our own.”

Sitting in the Space of Not Knowing

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Where do I fit in? Is God’s plan of happiness possible for me?

Our Homing Impulse

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God sees each of us as His children no matter where we live.

The Gift of Being Broken

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Being broken is a gift, because when we are broken, we recognize the need for a Savior to make us whole.

When #PrayforAmerica Will Start to Really Mean Something

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When we change, when we correct, when we live with true charity, that’s when God can work His miracles.

What We Cannot Afford to Live Without

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How are we supposed to push on when the heaviness of the world seems to intensify every day?

Chucking the Church Checklist

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I love checklists. But when it comes to living the gospel, it might be time to chuck that Church checklist of mine.

Raising Missionaries Right: 8 Skills Parents Are Overlooking

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Whether you’re trying to raise a missionary or not, these eight skills can help you better prepare your children to face the world.

All The Reasons We Love Dad

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Here are just a few of the countless reasons we’re so glad you’re ours.

How Seeing the “Little Big Things” Made a Huge Difference in My Life

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I know that every family goes through its own challenges, but when my family was hit with what seemed like trial after trial, I started to wonder about the purpose of it all.

To My Friends Going through a Quarter-Life Crisis

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The quarter-life crisis emerges in young adulthood when you take the first steps into “real life” and realize you have no idea what you’re doing.

With Pickles and a Cherry on Top: Sunday Toppings for FHE

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Try this tasty object lesson about the Sabbath next family home evening.

#HisDay Is Something to Sing About

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Eric Malizia of Utah wrote a children’s song about #HisDay. Download the music and sing along with your family!

How You’re Sharing #HisDay with the World

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We invited you to help remind the world what the Lord’s day is all about, and you’re doing just that.

Five Ways to Make Family Scripture Study a Habit Everyone Can Enjoy

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Here are five suggestions I’ve found helpful for making family scripture study a more enjoyable habit.

A Reason to Go to Church Every Week

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I know what it is like to be everyone’s worst example! So why did I do it?

Finding Self-Worth in a Selfie World

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Maybe feeling cheated by 78 “likes” on a posted picture that I thought deserved a million means I’ve swung too far from what I once understood about self-worth.

#HisDay, Your Stories

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We are inviting you to show us how you are making the most of the Sabbath by sharing #HisDay with us. Here are examples of how members are responding.

Making the Sabbath Better for Children—FHE Lesson

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If Sundays in your home are filled with crying, complaining, or contention, here’s an idea for an upcoming family home evening to help your family work together to make #HisDay a better day in your home.

Share Your Sabbath: Blue Ribbon Sunday

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Everyone wants to feel valued and appreciated. Give thanks with this fun Sabbath day activity.

How to Pray in a Way God Can Answer

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What are those things it is possible for God to grant? How can I make sure my wishes are the wishes of Christ?

What Did the Prophet Say at Conference?

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What did the prophet say at this general conference that is so important for our day?

Spring Will Come

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My heart ached. Like the outside world, this season in my life felt like winter. But I was sustained through those winter days by a few specific things.

4 Fun Ways to Make Your Family History Come to Life

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Here are some fun ways to make sure your ancestors’ legacies live on.

20 Do’s for Making the Sabbath a Delight

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While attending church is an important part of the Sabbath, it’s only a small part of the day.

7 Family-Friendly Ideas for Centering Easter on Christ

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If you’re like me and you’re looking for new Easter traditions focused on the Savior, here are some quick and easy ideas to try.

Our Savior’s Atonement

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If we could truly understand the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, we would realize how precious is one son or daughter of God.

To Every Mom Struggling with a Toddler in Sacrament Meeting

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I have a two-year-old. And he’s terrible. Well, not all the time. But this past Sunday in church, he was the poster child of the terrible twos.

What My Kids Taught Me about Loving Anybody

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God loves us, even though we’re imperfect. So we too should love everyone, despite imperfections, beliefs, and choices.

Love One Another—14-Day Challenge

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Love is in the air. Well, maybe not for you. But it could be.

How Will Your Goals Bring You Closer to Christ This Year?

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If you are looking to come closer to Christ in 2016, here are some ideas from some of our followers on social media to help get you started.

What Can You Give of Yourself This Christmas?

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My goal is always to teach my kids that Christmas is more than gifts and Santa. It’s about a Savior who was born—a Savior who changed the world. But sometimes it’s hard to drive that lesson home.