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.
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.
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.
My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”
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?
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.
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.
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 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.”
President Monson spoke of five critical things that will help protect us from the evil so prevalent in the world today.
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?
The most important priority of our family councils is facilitating open and candid conversation in order to solve each other’s problems.
Through opposition in all things, I had direct experiences that brought me closer to God.
How are we supposed to push on when the heaviness of the world seems to intensify every day?
Whether you’re trying to raise a missionary or not, these eight skills can help you better prepare your children to face the world.
Here are just a few of the countless reasons we’re so glad you’re ours.
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.
Try this tasty object lesson about the Sabbath next family home evening.
Eric Malizia of Utah wrote a children’s song about #HisDay. Download the music and sing along with your family!
Here are five suggestions I’ve found helpful for making family scripture study a more enjoyable habit.
I know what it is like to be everyone’s worst example! So why did I do it?
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.
Everyone wants to feel valued and appreciated. Give thanks with this fun Sabbath day activity.
Here are some fun ways to make sure your ancestors’ legacies live on.
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.
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.
God loves us, even though we’re imperfect. So we too should love everyone, despite imperfections, beliefs, and choices.
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.
Here are a few activity ideas that can make your Christmas meaningful and keep your thoughts centered on the reason we celebrate.
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.
These eight tips have helped us learn from general conference all year long.
If you’ve ever spent time with young children, chances are you’ve heard this question: Why?
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?
Seven Ideas for Your Next Family Night
To Invite God a little closer to your family each Sabbath day, offer Him signs of your love with “Sabbath cans.”
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.
When determining appropriate activities for Sabbath day observance, make a Sabbath day plan.
Download these conversation cards to use in an upcoming family home evening.
The Sabbath is a day to set aside world pursuits and interests and focus on what matters most.