With a pounding heart, I held my breath and clicked the dreaded share button. I told the world that “I am not ashamed of the of the gospel of Christ.”
We can learn truth from all our life’s experiences and from a variety of people. When we see those not of our faith doing good, why not rejoice and sing with gratitude to the heavens that in a world of so many dark influences, light and goodness are getting a greater hearing?
What effect will the power of God’s word have in your life?
Among the greatest gifts one person can offer to another in this life are those of genuine love, attentive listening, and hearing another’s story without judging the person.
During the October 2018 General Conference, President Nelson stressed the importance of using the correct name of the Lord’s Church, focusing on remodeling our homes as places of gospel learning, and joining the gathering of Israel.
Read inspired invitations and counsel for the women of the Church given by the prophet, counselors in the First Presidency, and female general officers of the Church at the general women’s session of the 2018 October general conference.
I was considering baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I was sure that the space between who I was and who the Church wanted me to be was too great a distance for me to travel alone. The experience I had watching general conference was a turning point.
As we understand our divine identity and keep our covenants, we can count on some wonderful blessings.
I wondered if God still remembered me. I felt lost and alone. Then I had an experience that changed me.
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?
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
As the world gets busier and noisier, it becomes critical for us to carve out time for those things that are of greatest importance.
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.
President Russell M. Nelson invites youth around the world to do these five things now to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know God always wants a close connection with me, so what keeps me from keeping that connection constant?
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 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.
Increase your happiness wherever you are in life with a simple yet effective formula: think to thank.
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?
Prayer can fuel our daily activities and let God’s light and love more fully fill our hearts.
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.
My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overcoming fear requires a divine power, and we gain that power as we choose to act first in faith.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
How do you move past living “What if?” to live “What is” and to find joy in it?
Through opposition in all things, I had direct experiences that brought me closer to God.
What two fellow Christians and a rabbi have taught me about God.
In the words of one faith leader, “There is no need to want someone else’s blessing. We each have our own.”
Where do I fit in? Is God’s plan of happiness possible for me?
God sees each of us as His children no matter where we live.
Being broken is a gift, because when we are broken, we recognize the need for a Savior to make us whole.
When we change, when we correct, when we live with true charity, that’s when God can work His miracles.