Additional Articles


Marcos Fernando dos Santos, “Helping Children Exercise Their Agency,” Liahona, Dec. 2010

“Just as Heavenly Father taught Adam and Eve about agency, we need to help our children understand and exercise theirs.”

Emmanuel A. Kissi, “Book of Mormon Principles: Our Eternal Choices,” Liahona, Feb. 2004

“As we learn in 2 Nephi 26:27–28, 33, each of Heavenly Father’s children must have the opportunity to choose freely the path of obedience and happiness.”

D. Todd Christofferson, “Moral Discipline,” Liahona, Nov. 2009

“Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard.”

Dallin H. Oaks, “Timing,” Liahona, Oct. 2003

“The achievement of some important goals in our lives is subject to more than the timing of the Lord. Some personal achievements are also subject to the agency of others. This is particularly evident in two matters of special importance to young people of college age—missionary baptisms and marriage.”

Elaine S. Dalton, “At All Times, in All Things, and in All Places,” Liahona, May 2008

“Being steadfast and immovable means being obedient. One of the reasons you are here on the earth is to see if you will exercise your agency and 'do all things whatsoever the Lord … shall command' (Abraham 3:25).”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “On the Wings of Eagles,” Liahona, July 2006

“You have agency, and you are free to choose. But there is actually no free agency. Agency has its price. You have to pay the consequences of your choices.”

Jess L. Christensen, “The Choice That Began Mortality,” Liahona, Aug. 2002

“The Fall was a glorious necessity to open the doorway toward eternal life.”

 James E. Faust, “Choices,” Liahona, May 2004

“As we look into the future, we are going to need to be stronger and more responsible for our choices in a world where people 'call evil good, and good evil.' We do not choose wisely if we use our agency in opposition to God’s will or to priesthood counsel. Tomorrow’s blessings and opportunities depend on the choices we make today.”