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  • "Never forget that family history—and the temple ordinances enabled by it—are an essential part of the work of salvation. Participating in this sacred work for the dead blesses the lives of the living. It strengthens our faith and commitment to the gospel, helps us resist temptation, draws families closer together, and strengthens our wards and stakes."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "Our Father's Plan Is About Families"
    Topics: Family History

  • "Conversion will not be a single event or something that will last for just one season of life but will be a continuing process. Life can become brighter until the perfect day, when we will see the Savior and find that we have become like Him. The Lord described the journey this way: ‘That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day’ (D&C 50:24)."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Testimony and Conversion"
    Topics: Testimony, Converstion

  • "May you constantly nourish your testimonies of the gospel that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of the adversary."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Till We Meet Again"
    Topics: Testimony

  • "The Lord taught us that when we are truly converted to His gospel, our hearts will be turned from selfish concerns and turned toward service to lift others as they move upward to eternal life. To obtain that conversion, we can pray and work in faith to become the new creature made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Testimony and Conversion"
    Topics: Conversion, Testimony

  • "True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create ‘a mighty change in us, or in our hearts.’"

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Be Ye Converted"
    Topics: Conversion, Testimony

  • "We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Purity Precedes Power"
    Topics: Agency, Obedience, Divine Potential

  • "It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "On the Wings of Eagles"
    Topics: Self-mastery

  • "Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong. It helps us distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice."

    —David A. Bednar, "Quick to Observe"
    Topics: Agency, Discernment, Gifts of the Spirit

  • "A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery—the strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Decisions for Eternity"
    Topics: Self-mastery

  • "Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Decisions for Eternity"
    Topics: Agency