Keep General Conference in Your Life Every Day

  • 4 October 2010

A woman studies the messages in a Church magazine.

"I hope that we will take the time to read the conference talks, . . . for they are deserving of our careful study."

—President Thomas S. Monson, Sunday afternoon session, October 3, 2010

You’ve listened to the messages; you’ve felt the Spirit testify to you; you’ve committed to follow the counsel that was given. Now that general conference weekend is over, how are you going to keep the lessons of general conference a part of your life for the next six months?

Church members throughout the world share ideas that help them remember and implement the messages shared in general conference.

Include general conference in your day-to-day life.

  • Listen to the addresses while you exercise, drive, do chores, or get ready for the day. —James, Ontario
  • Have family members take turns choosing talks to listen to during breakfast. —Ashlee, Washington
  • Watch parts of general conference as a family on Sundays. —Grant, California

Make the addresses part of family home evening.

  • Select messages that you want to review as a family and assign them to family members to teach in upcoming family home evenings. —Vern and Jennifer, Utah
  • Read or watch an address and look for goals you can work on as a family. —Tony, Arizona

Use the addresses for scripture study.

  • Alternate between reading scriptures in the morning and reading a general conference address in the evening. —Diane, Washington
  • Read an address to your children each night as a bedtime story. —Heather, Utah
  • Look up the scripture references in each address after you have read the address. —Becky, Utah
  • Highlight everything that the General Authorities specifically ask us to do and focus on following their counsel. —Helen, Australia

Study by topic.

  • Make a list that matches topics covered in general conference to things that you want to improve in your life. Study the topics one at a time as you try to improve before the next general conference. —Rebecca, Texas
  • Focus on a particular topic during your scripture study for a few days or in family home evening for a few weeks. —Francis, Nigeria

Share the messages with others.

  • Include general conference quotes on Church bulletins and handouts. —Todd, West Virginia
  • Host or join a general conference book club, either online or in person. Each week, study one address and come to the book club prepared to share insights. —Stephanie, Utah