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A Real Father

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What makes a dad a real dad? It’s not just making corny jokes, telling embarrassing stories, or even sharing the same DNA. It’s being an example. It’s teaching your children who they are and whose they are.

Five Things the Prophet Invites All Youth to Do Now

President Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson invites youth around the world to do these five things now to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

What the Global Ministry Tour Taught Me about Ministering in the Moment

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My task of documenting President Nelson’s trip to eight cities on three continents in 11 days was serendipitous—it was filled with the repeated discovery of unexpected treasure. Watching President Nelson through the Church News window gives me the desire to minister in the moment, with the deliberateness of feeling at home with all of God’s children.

To Women: “Doing Better Doesn’t Mean Doing More”

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all we are asked to do, but doing better doesn’t always mean doing more. You don’t have to do it all, you are never done, and you can be okay with that. As we seek the Lord’s will and strive to do it, we are assured that every small effort is accepted.

We Are Family: Ministering to Our Sisters and Brothers

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Whatever our age, our situation, or our need, I hope that each of us can experience ministering and being ministered to as the Savior would. Here are three ideas to help us know how.

President Nelson Announces Changes, Speaks of Revelation and Ministering at General Conference

President Nelson

During the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of “opening a new chapter in the history of the Church” announcing significant changes and counsel to help members become more like Jesus Christ.

Understanding My Purpose as a Woman in the Church

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What IS the role of women in the Church? If men have the priesthood, what do we have? I have wrestled with those questions. It has been an ongoing journey, but a few insights have helped illuminate my understanding.

How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubts

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It helped me immensely to realize that wrestling with questions is good. It doesn’t necessarily lead away from gospel truths; rather, it can help us gain greater insight and understanding.

Why Don’t I Feel Like I Fit In at Church?

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To anyone who feels they don’t fit in at church—you truly do. We all have imperfections, and we all need each other’s support.

The Biggest Barrier to Our Connection with God

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I know God always wants a close connection with me, so what keeps me from keeping that connection constant?

A Message of Hope from a Painting and a Prophet

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President Russell M. Nelson and the painting displayed during the historic event announcing the new First Presidency both shared the same message: hope in Christ.

Reflections of My Father, Thomas S. Monson

President Monson and Ann Monson Dibb

Ann M. Dibb, daughter of President Thomas S. Monson, shares memories of her father.

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.

Step into His Light

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Step away from the shadows of the world and into the everlasting Light of Christ. I testify that He is always there, even when you can’t see or feel His light.

What Would Your Life Be Like without the Book of Mormon?

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Just a few weeks ago at general conference, I urged you to think about three related questions: First, what would your life be like without the Book of Mormon? Second, what would you not know? And third, what would you not have?

The Blessings of Accepting the Prophet’s Invitation to the World

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Two Apostles have spoken of how they accepted the prophet’s invitation to read, study, and ponder the Book of Mormon each day and how doing so has blessed their lives.

The 3 P’s That Changed My Perspective on Talking to God

We must not only say our prayers; we must also live them. -J. Devin Cornish

So, why pray? Why every morning? Why every night? Does it even matter?

How Relief Society Changed My Life

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What has Relief Society meant for me? It has meant a never-ending wealth of assistance from heaven and from earth that has helped me begin to prepare for the blessings of eternal life.

How to Make the Sabbath Day #HisDay Wherever You Go This Summer

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Our offerings on the Sabbath, especially when we’re on vacation, might look different depending on where we are in our journey to become more like God.

For Any Woman Who Feels “Just Average”

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Have you ever felt ordinary, maybe even less than average? Know that your Heavenly Father will provide all that you need to become “extra”-ordinary as a child of God.

Sabbath Worship Drop by Drop

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I have found it helpful to think of my Sabbath day worship as filling a lamp—one that needs oil to burn, like in the parable of the ten virgins. Drops of holiness—small, simple things that fuel the flame of my faith in Jesus Christ.

Women Are the Glue

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Women are called to be glue. We are the bonds of unity and kindness. This unity, this bonding, this glue is the ingredient of conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is in our most basic doctrines.

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

President Monson

President Monson spoke of five critical things that will help protect us from the evil so prevalent in the world today.

Navigating Family Differences with Love and Trust

Becky Mackintosh

I have discovered that “Love one another as I have loved you” really means what it says: love everyone, even those among your family and friends who may make choices different than you would.

Why “Good Samaritans” Are Needed at Church and Always

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For many it is a leap of faith just to go to church on Sunday. Can we understand why it is so important that members of the Church reach out to others in loving kindness?

What It REALLY Means to Be a Child of God

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We can be more confident, happy, and content human beings if we are willing to shed our less important identities and place our divine origins at the very forefront of our self-perception.

Can I Honor God While Working on the Sabbath?

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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 spiritual growth no matter the circumstance.

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.

#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.

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.

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”

Elder Holland

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

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.

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.

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.

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?