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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.

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.

We Are Family: Ministering to Our Sisters and Brothers

Sister Bingham and her sisters

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.

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?”

The Truth about Dads

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I’m not the dad you see on TV. The majority of dads are infinitely more nuanced than the two-dimensional cardboard cutouts we are depicted to be. So, then, who are we?

Nurturing Love at Home

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No matter the state of our family relationships, we can always strive to create love at home—to do the small and simple things to nurture our relationships with the people who matter most to us.

For Stressed Moms: 6 Steps to Finding Better Balance


In the middle of all the motherhood monotony, I realized that even though I loved my life, I no longer loved myself in my life. I had given all of myself to my family and had forgotten who I was. Six things soon helped me put my life back into balance and ultimately helped me find me again.

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.

When Your Child Chooses a Different Path


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.”

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


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?

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.

Seeing Green


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

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?

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

children talking about their fathers

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


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.

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!

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


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

Making the Sabbath Better for Children—FHE Lesson


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.

4 Fun Ways to Make Your Family History Come to Life


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

7 Family-Friendly Ideas for Centering Easter on Christ


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.

To Every Mom Struggling with a Toddler in Sacrament Meeting


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


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

What Can You Give of Yourself This Christmas?


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.

Simple Activities for a More Christ-Centered Christmas


Here are a few activity ideas that can make your Christmas meaningful and keep your thoughts centered on the reason we celebrate.

A Dad’s Guide: How to Make Sacrament Meeting Special for Your Wife and Kids


Let me tell you about how sacrament meeting went for my family last week. Maybe we can learn something together. Or maybe this will just be therapeutic for me.

Learning from General Conference as a Family


These eight tips have helped us learn from general conference all year long.

How to Answer the Toughest “Whys” of Life


If you’ve ever spent time with young children, chances are you’ve heard this question: Why?

80 Ideas for More Satisfying Sundays


It’s a question asked by children and adults alike. What can I do on Sunday? We’ve got 3 hours in the day accounted for, but what about the other 15?

Conference Was Great. Now What?


Seven Ideas for Your Next Family Night

There’s Really No Such Thing as a Sabbath “Cannot”


To Invite God a little closer to your family each Sabbath day, offer Him signs of your love with “Sabbath cans.”

The Sabbath Was Made for Mom, Not Mom for the Sabbath


I wonder if I've been overlooking one of the most important things that I can do on the Sabbath—namely, help my wife actually have a Sabbath day.

Making a Sabbath Day Plan


When determining appropriate activities for Sabbath day observance, make a Sabbath day plan.

How Would Your Family Describe the Sabbath?


Download these conversation cards to use in an upcoming family home evening.

A Day to Focus on What Matters Most


The Sabbath is a day to set aside world pursuits and interests and focus on what matters most.