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How I Know God Keeps His Promises

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I wondered if God still remembered me. I felt lost and alone. Then I had an experience that changed me.

Look unto Him in Every Thought

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How do we deal with the messages and temptations that constantly bombard us? Do we turn to our Heavenly Father for the help He is willing to give us?

Relief Society and the Power of Wheat

Sister Eubank at Welfare Square

For more than 100 years, the Relief Society collected and stored wheat to provide for those who needed food. When the Relief Society donated all its wheat to the larger Church in 1978, many thought the era of Relief Society wheat was over, but that has not proved to be the case. We still are exercising the “power of wheat.”

Using Agency and Revelation to Make Life Decisions

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Every time I came close to making a decision, I felt nothing but confusion and silence. No matter what I did, I could not seem to find the path that felt “right.”

Who Do I Choose—God or My Husband?

Chelsea and her husband and child

I never thought I’d be in a mixed-faith marriage. We hadn’t even celebrated our first wedding anniversary before my husband told me he no longer identified with most of the teachings of the Church. I was hurt and confused. We both were. Rather than focusing on this new exciting thing to be married, we were trying to compromise on theology, lifestyle, and what felt like our entire future.

Relying on the Savior during My Chronic Illness

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I was 22 and physically unable to go to school, to work, to even maintain a healthy social life. It was like God had pressed a pause button on my life, my hopes, my dreams. But in this trial was an important message for me, my life, and my happiness.

How I Overcame Challenges and Found Hope in My Life

Sister Aburto

In a three-part video message, Sister Reyna Aburto of the General Relief Society Presidency shares some of the challenges she has faced and gives insight on how to find hope to all who are struggling.

Avoiding Being in the Thick of Thin Things

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As the world gets busier and noisier, it becomes critical for us to carve out time for those things that are of greatest importance.

Stand Up, Speak Up, and Shine

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At some point, as a disciple of Christ, you will be called upon to articulate what you know and believe. How will you react when a situation presents itself to speak up for Jesus Christ and His Church? Joy D. Jones gives some insights.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Diving through the Waves of Uncertainty

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Recognizing revelation has required plenty of trial and error on my part, but over time it’s become easier for me to get answers consistently. And along the way I learned that my concerns and questions are my responsibility and no one else’s.

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.

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.

Think to Thank

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Increase your happiness wherever you are in life with a simple yet effective formula: think to thank.

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

President Russell M. Nelson studying his scriptures on a patio

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 Fuel We Need to Power Our Lives

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Prayer can fuel our daily activities and let God’s light and love more fully fill our hearts.

When You Reach for the Sacrament, You Reach for the Savior

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Though I’ve taken the sacrament more times than I can count, lately it’s taken on new meaning for me. It’s become anything but routine.

When You’re Already Tired and Can’t Do One More Thing

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My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”

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.

The Practice of Choosing Faith

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Choosing faith isn't a one-time choice–it's a practice. A few principles from the scriptures have helped me in my practice of choosing to act in faith instead of taking counsel from my fears.

Helps for Parenting a Child Dealing with Anxiety or Depression

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Watching your child deal with anxiety or depression can be difficult. Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, and Heather Nelson, a licensed clinical social worker, share their thoughts on helping children overcome these challenges.

Why It Will All Work Out

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Overcoming fear requires a divine power, and we gain that power as we choose to act first in faith.

When Your Child Chooses a Different Path

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When two of my daughters decided to leave the Church, I felt like somehow I had failed as a parent. In my conversations with other parents who are in similar situations, I discovered that the sentiment of failure is not uncommon. But parents don’t need to carry this burden.

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

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Teaching our children how to recognize the Spirit is one of the greatest gospel skills we can teach them. It’s through this skill that they’ll be able to receive answers to their prayers, build their testimonies, and be led to “the truth of all things.”

When the Answer Is Peace

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When I am struggling the most, I sometimes get a different answer than I hoped for. It’s an answer that is hard to “listen” to because it doesn’t always feel like an answer. It is when the answer is peace.

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?

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?

Seeing Green

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

We Aren’t God’s Only People

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What two fellow Christians and a rabbi have taught me about 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

President Uchtdorf and Grandson

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Touching God’s Grace

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The concept of divine grace can feel foreign, intangible, and abstract, but God’s grace is as real as the air we breathe.

How to Confidently Navigate the Maze of Life

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We can all benefit from honing our navigation skills. Tune your spiritual headsets to the right voice and begin taking each step with more confidence.

Who Am I, Really?

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I am a child of God. Therefore, what? Answers from the general women’s session.

Seeking Spiritual Experiences Daily

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Like the food and water we need to stay alive, daily spiritual experiences help us come closer to God.