Why do bad things happen to good people? A young cancer survivor discovered one answer.
We want to know what you’d like to see on youth.lds.org.
Six ways your life is different because of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Have you ever been asked a tough question about the Church by one of your friends?
Join youth around the world in a live interactive chat with Elder and Sister Bednar.
With general conference right around the corner, now’s a great time to tell your friends what it means to have a prophet today.
In the dark and in pain, I prayed for my sister’s well-being.
Because of the great joy of the gospel, each of us can and should share that joy with others.
You never know who is ready to receive the gospel.
Sharing the gospel can sound intimidating—so let’s break it down to the basics. These eight principles will help you get started.
If I haven’t had to be forgiven of any “major sins,” can I still appreciate the Atonement of Jesus Christ as much as those who have?
True friends are way more valuable than popularity.
Read the testimony that inspired Micah’s Song, “Only You.”
I was nervous about speaking up in class, but I knew it might be my peers’ only chance to hear about the plan of salvation.
Growing closer to God brings happiness.
If a friend who once had high standards slips ever lower, what should you do?
How can we be effective missionaries?
I knew of Christ’s ministry from the Bible, but could He really have visited the Americas?
The basic truths about life before we came to earth bless us with wonderful insights.
Wise use of agency kept one young man’s choices open and improved his ability to choose correctly.
Set trends and make friends. After all, the world could use a little more of your positive influence.
Make setting goals go from frustrating to fun with these three simple steps.
Youth in Italy share how they serve God with all their heart, might, mind, and strength.
As you study the Come, Follow Me Sunday School lessons this year, try focusing on a different service principle each month.
Your life isn’t boring. Keeping a record of it doesn’t need to be, either.
Want to make sure you don’t forget about your new goals for 2015? Find out what helped these youth remember.
In this modern day, we’re all warriors whether we want to be or not.
One seminary student gave a gift that changed his life.
When we understand everything the Savior does for us, He becomes the most important person in our lives.
As special witnesses of Jesus Christ, living prophets and apostles share their testimonies of the Savior.
The most important goals in life are those that bring joy and help you return to Heavenly Father.
As you partake of the sacrament, you renew your covenant to always remember the Savior.
There are good reasons why the Church doesn’t just have a list of approved things to watch, read, and listen to.
I discovered that his story was not just history.
You can help new members by understanding what they are going through.
Missed the live event? Catch up on it here.
Check out some of these awesome service ideas that can help you “Embark in the Service of God.”
“Discipleship is not a spectator sport.”
The phone rang. They wanted me to dance. This wasn’t going to be a regular Wednesday night.
We knew the Book of Mormon held answers. But did it hold an answer for a family that would lose financial support by joining the Church?
The Lord asks us to serve with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength.
When you “embark in the service of God,” you’re joining the greatest journey ever.
David Archuleta invites youth to sing the song “Glorious” from the Meet the Mormons film.
Thousands of African youth unite at their first For the Strength of Youth conference.
The second event in the Face to Face series, this is something you won’t want to miss!
Conference is over, but the time for reflection and learning has just begun.
Discover the many ways you can help those in need.
Youth write about their experience watching the new Meet the Mormons film.
His example sets the pattern for all of us to follow.
Coming unto Christ will bring happiness to your life.
Come be inspired together at the general women’s meeting.
Check out all of the possibilities.
Try these seven ideas to help you learn more from the words of the prophets.
On my mission, a memorized scripture made a big difference during a lesson.
Where could I find the secret to popularity in the New Testament?
Listen up, soldier! It’s time to gear up as you enter school.
There’s nothing more difficult than getting out of a warm bed—so, why did I take early-morning seminary?
You work hard for your money. A few simple principles can make your cash go further.
The better you understand others, the better you can help them understand your standards.
As you keep moving forward, you can stay upright even when outside forces try to pull you down.
Here’s six simple ways to develop a better relationship with your working parent.
The world told me I would be giving up everything, but what I gained was worth so much more.
One of the greatest adventures of your life will be your role and calling as a father.
Are you sitting silently in Sunday School, hoping the teacher won’t call on you? Or maybe you’re hoping your teacher will call on you.
When I realized my friend had an eating disorder, I wanted to help but didn’t know what to do.
The truck driver drove away angry. Who would take the time to separate tiny seeds from gravel and tar?
Be brave and humble, firm and gentle, all at the same time. With the Lord’s help, it’s not as hard as it sounds.
We love being married, and here’s why.
Have you ever felt like technology is distracting you too much? Download these wallpapers and this cutout to remind you to use technology wisely.
I never knew how much my life could change by preparing for the sacrament all week long.
When we study and ponder the symbols in gospel ordinances, our thoughts center on Jesus Christ.
Wondering how to open your heart to the Spirit? Sister Burton has nine specific answers.
Missed the live event? Catch up on it here.
Decide now to pay an honest tithe. Doing so will help you learn that the Lord keeps His promises.
I was excited to get the feeling everyone else seemed to have. Why wouldn’t it come?
When you know what to look for, you can more easily recognize the Holy Ghost.
If someone asked you why you think being a Latter-day Saint youth is awesome, how would you respond? Here’s what several teens had to say.
I tried to find answers outside the gospel, but all I found was emptiness.
Our instructor stopped the video and asked, “How many members of our quorum aren't here today?”
How can you turn a simple story into a powerful teaching tool?
“The Holy Ghost has touched my heart and mind from time to time. But I will need it consistently if I am not to be overcome or deceived. Is that possible?”
In the April 2014 general conference, church leaders answered many questions relevant to youth.
Find out what 118 youth can accomplish when they work together.
Elder M. Russell Ballard’s broadcast on May 4 will include seminary students in their last year.
The words of the prophets and apostles can bring you incredible strength and protection.
In our Heavenly Father’s great priesthood-endowed plan, men and women have different but equally valued roles.
As I studied and prayed about what the patriarch taught, I received a call to act.
Members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles share their testimonies of the Savior.
The end of conference is an opportunity to change and become a new you. Share what you learned and what you plan to change.
In each general conference, there is bound to be a message just for you. Don’t miss it!
Sometimes knowing truth from error is difficult, but our Heavenly Father has given us powerful gifts to help us distinguish between God’s truths and Satan’s lies.
What can you do if you don’t know how to apply the standards in For the Strength of Youth to a certain situation?
Associate with those who, like you, are planning for those things that matter most—even eternal objectives.
A young woman shares her experience in sharing the gospel with a friend who lives on the other side of the world.
From making cookies for others to playing volleyball, teens all around the Church come together for wholesome activities at Mutual. While they’re at it, they learn about cooperation, unity, and friendship.
Saints who respond to the Savior’s message will not be led astray.
Church leaders have taught us that priesthood ordinances and covenants equally bless and are equally available to all of God’s children.
You may be left scarred by abuse, but those scars need not be permanent.
We can receive strength to do more than we realize.
No matter what you’ve done, there’s a path back to peace and happiness.
Scatter sunshine every day this month—no matter what the weather is!
The phrase “keeping your covenants” can sound intimidating, but it’s simpler than you might think.
Christlike service invites the Holy Ghost and brings the promise of peace.
Need an idea for Mutual, family night, or a group date? This new site has you covered.
Youth share their ideas for awesome, inexpensive dates.
For Latter-day Saint teens, the modern dating scene can look complicated. Here are a few thoughts and tips to put things in perspective.
I was glad I was able to find out for myself why we shouldn’t date before age 16.
Consider what you want from life and make sure your decisions help you reach your goals.
Vandalizing your temple isn’t cool.
The way we keep the Sabbath day holy is an outward manifestation of our covenant to always remember Jesus Christ.
Don’t let the world tell you when to feel good about yourself.
Youth from around the world describe moments when they’ve felt God’s love for them.
Five principles about the Godhead can make a difference in the way you live.
As you draw near to the Lord, you will have a desire to serve others.
Have you responded to the invitation to come unto Christ?
In a world of sinking standards you can rise above the norm and be a moral authority.
As a young woman, I never thought pornography would be something I could struggle with.
I realized that no matter what path my life or career took, being worthy to enter the temple was more important.
How do you remember the real meaning of the Christmas season?
You can be a missionary in small ways each day.
Think you’re only a tagalong when it comes to home teaching? Think again.
Great men and women in ages past were able to keep going, to keep testifying, to keep trying to do their best, not because they knew that they would succeed but because they knew that you would.
Do you “seek … first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33)?
The goal is in sight—will your choices help you make it?
Helping you to repent is a special part of a bishop’s calling. Your conscience will tell you when you need to talk to him.
Want to feel better and more confident physically and emotionally? Regular exercise will help.
I had turned down offers to drink, but now the president of the company was offering me a glass of wine.
Let this be a season of seeking the Lamb of God.
My friends all gave in to smoking, but the little things helped me stay strong.
Will a mission be right for you? If so, how will you know?
Every job has something amazing to offer. These six youth talk about why hard work offers so much more than income.
Your temple endowment is more than just a step on the path toward a mission or marriage. It’s a saving ordinance.
Everything in the temple points us to Christ when we are prepared to learn through symbolism.
The breadth and depth of a missionary’s experience are defined by his or her purpose: to invite others to come unto Christ.
A simple plan on social media had a big impact.
If you know how to be a friend, you know how to share the gospel.
Becoming like the Savior is a gradual, lifelong process, and you can begin by taking small steps every day.
Could our attention to the counsel and the teaching of the Brethren be more active, searching, and responsive?
A sincere and ongoing study of the Book of Mormon will bring you great blessings and change your life.
To those who faithfully and honestly live the law of tithing, the Lord promises an abundance of blessings.
Raising my standards for the music I listen to helped me love it even more.
An experiment with mice shows us how much the music we listen to can affect us.
There are so many opportunities to do good that we can lose sight of why doing is an important part of God’s plan.
When the world tells you that its way is better, have the courage to stand up and live the truths of the gospel.
Remembering these 5 principles can help you face an unfamiliar place.
Commandments are not given to restrict but rather to make possible what we truly desire and what our Heavenly Father, who loves us, wants for us.
If I had chosen to join in with the gossip, what would that have said about me?
The words we use reflect the feelings of our heart and who we really are.
Try these tips for making your seminary experience the best it can be.
When faith is properly understood and used, it has dramatically far-reaching effects. Such faith can transform an individual’s life from common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness.
How do I “stand in holy places” when there’s so much unholiness around me, like at school?
We talk a lot about temple marriage in the Church. Have you ever wondered why?
There are lots of ways to keep Church standards and still build relationships with the opposite gender.
As a disciple of Christ, these personal attributes are expressions of who you actually are.
I didn’t want to be a thief, even by accident.
Every member of the Church shares a pioneer heritage even if he or she doesn’t have any Mormon Pioneer ancestors.
Remember, your goal is exaltation and eternal life. That goal is God’s glory.
Try out these 10 great features you can access when you sign in with your LDS Account.
A covenant is a promise, and it’s also a whole lot more.
Each of us will be happier if we are full of gratitude.
You can show gratitude by the way you live.
My charge to you is to develop the skill and the capability of thinking straight.
You can be a successful member missionary simply by inviting others to join in things you’re already doing.
A testimony can come to any ordinary person, wherever he or she may be, because our Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost know each one of us intimately.
The overwhelming evidence of Church history is positive and faith-promoting. In its full context, it is absolutely inspiring.
The Lord spoke to His disciples and taught the people in His day. Today He continues to do so.
Returned missionaries give advice on missionary preparation to the next generation of elders and sisters.
Always remember that you are a son or daughter of heavenly parents, seeking to qualify for your eternal heirship under that parentage.
We receive many blessings because of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood. Learn about some of them and then share how it has blessed you.
Want to get involved in family history, but don’t know where to start? Try some of these ideas.
What I learned about conversion helps me track my progress in the gospel.
In addition to giving me the formal interview, Dad, who was my bishop, wanted to make it a learning experience for me.
Our prophet’s words help us better understand the great value of our patriarchal blessings.
Youth share their testimonies of the temple and the lessons they have learned by going to the House of the Lord (see D&C 110:7).
Sometimes our preoccupation is on having friends. Perhaps we should focus on being a friend.
I’m glad my friend never gave up on inviting me to go to church with him.
There are many reasons why the Book of Mormon is important in our day.
Suggestions to help you gain a testimony of the importance of family.
Dan helped me develop a talent I was sure I didn’t have.
You may have found yourself in some tough situations with gossiping, judging, and more. Learn what you can do when it happens.
To reach, to teach, to touch the precious souls whom our Father has prepared for His message is a monumental task.
I felt completely alone at my new school, but I learned that the Lord loved me and would help me in times of need.
One of your greatest protections against making bad choices is to not put on any mask of anonymity.
It’s a basic question, and through ancient and modern prophets, God has given us answers.
You are the one who decides how to write the script for your life.
I was spending so much time playing that I stopped doing what really mattered.
Let us hold fast to the words of the prophets. Let us hold fast to the iron rod.
Learning how to conduct a meeting may be a little scary at first, but it will get easier. Here are some tips.
One trendy attitude is a devil of a lie.
The next time your friends ask questions about the plan of salvation, consider using these short answers.
The Spirit of the Lord can be our guide and will bless us with direction, instruction, and spiritual protection during our mortal journey.
I wanted to quit. Would all this effort pay off?
Increased knowledge affords us the opportunity to be of greater influence in accomplishing the Lord's purposes.
Missionary Preparation for Young Men
Learn your essential role in the new approach to Sunday learning.
"Stand ye in holy places and be not moved” (D&C 87:8).
Spending face-to-face time with other people is necessary to build true friendships.
Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings.
From creating videos to teaching children, youth are blessing lives throughout the world.
January 2013 marks the start of a new Mutual theme: “stand ye in holy places and be not moved” (D&C 87:8). We know that you are choosing to stand in holy places in your life, and we want to see your photos!
Knowing more about the Godhead can bring you closer to Them.
Youth share what helps them to stand in holy places.
At Christmastime we often focus on giving gifts to those we love. But remember that some of the greatest presents are those you can’t wrap. Here are some unforgettable gifts you can give your parents.
If a mission is the right thing for you, here are some ways you can continue the preparation you've already begun as a disciple of Christ.
Come, Follow Me is an exciting new way of teaching and learning. It’s also a major change, and you may have questions.
This year the Church invites you to feel the spirit of Christmas—and to invite others to feel it too. Here are five things you can do at christmas.mormon.org.
Each act of kindness to anyone becomes a kindness to Him because He loves all of Heavenly Father’s children.
Get to know some of the youth artists who entered the competition.
I really wanted to compete in the piano competition, but it was going to be held on Sunday.
There’s more than one way to keep a record of your life. Have fun with one of these creative twists for the 21st century.
What does the First Presidency letter on family history and temple work mean for you?
Spencer’s Duty to God goals strengthened his family and drew them closer to words of living prophets.
Energize your time spent with the scriptures.
Service ideas don’t always need to be done on a large scale to make a difference. Consider some of these ideas.
As Christ’s representatives, we show respect for our bodies “at all times and in all things, and in all places” by abiding by certain standards.
I was tempted to follow the crowd, but then I realized I needed to be an example instead.
God has numberless creations, and He has an individual plan for me.
When do I switch from Young Women to Relief Society?
Now that I’m in the mission field, here are some things I wish I’d learned before I left.
General conference is coming soon, so now’s the time to start preparing to hear and benefit from the inspired messages given by prophets, apostles, and other Church leaders.
Which wolf will you feed?
Wondering how you can share the gospel? Here are some things other youth have done.
I challenge you to work with people of other faiths to improve the moral fabric of the world and to protect religious freedom.
They wanted me to share my testimony with the stake. But first I had to find out if I had one.
An unexpected question from a friend led to an opportunity to share the gospel.
These eight suggestions can help you face life’s many challenges without feeling overwhelmed.
I made an unpopular decision, but it was the right one.
The promise is certain—if we do our best to repent, we will be cleansed of our sins and our guilt will eventually be swept away.
Your Father in Heaven knows what you can become through faith in Him.
I’ve become addicted to pornography. It’s ruining my life. What can I do to break the addiction?
We’ve never met, but your faithfulness to gospel standards changed my life.
Young Women general president Elaine S. Dalton and Young Men general president David L. Beck talk about the revised For the Strength of Youth pamphlet.
How does God’s grace really work?
I learned valuable lessons the night my brother and I sold worms.
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, here are some answers.
Your testimony is probably stronger than you realize.
Here are some simple ways you can love out loud.
You and I can walk in the path of discipleship today.
When I was baptized, I promised to stand as a witness of God. Now I had a big chance to do just that—in Honduras.
A priesthood blessing is a conferral of power over spiritual things.
Learning responsibility today will open doors for you tomorrow.
Missionary work can occur by example as we live the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We’re expected to do everything in our power that we can and then to seek an answer from the Lord, a confirming seal that we’ve reached the right conclusion.
When trials come, don’t forget there is someone who can bring you peace.
As you pray, recognize that Father in Heaven is near and He is listening.
You have been ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood. What are you supposed to do now?
Our conversion comes step by step, line upon line. We first build a foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thought my plan was flawless, but Grandma had something else in mind.
Setting a Duty to God goal to keep a scripture-reading journal brought all kinds of unexpected blessings.
The gospel teaches us all we need to know to return to live with our Father in Heaven.
Think you’re too young for family history? A few minutes a day can uncover names of many people waiting to receive temple ordinances.
Asking questions is essential for learning. But how you ask a question can make a huge difference in where it leads you.
I knew the counsel—no steady dating in your teens. But I thought we were the exception to the rule.
Use these cards to help you remember messages from conference.
In a remote jungle, seminary is making a huge difference for these youth.
My evenings were packed. Did I have time for seminary?
By reading and studying the scriptures that cover the last week of the Savior’s life, we learn that the He was a Being of divine power who willingly gave His life as a sacrifice.
These young women learned that their lives are a lot like a patchwork quilt—they are pieced together one square at a time.
Study the scriptures carefully, deliberately. Ponder and pray over them.
You never know when you’ll need greater spiritual power, so do what it takes to make sure your spiritual batteries are fully charged.
What you need to know before going to the temple to do baptisms for the dead.
Here are some suggestions to help you gain more benefit from temple attendance.
I wasn’t the only one who was glad I wore a modest dress.
Joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was by far the most rewarding spiritual journey of my life.
Your gifts and talents and your preparation now will help you to accomplish your divine mission.
You don’t have to wait for your mission to start using Preach My Gospel.
Here’s how others are plugging in and unplugging from technology to make a positive difference.
A testimony generally comes slowly, over time, as you work to help it grow.
Two experiences from youth illustrate what President Monson taught about keeping the commandments even when they aren’t popular.
How can you study the scriptures? Let me count the ways.
I invite you to seek a testimony of God now.
The key to this work is in keeping our covenants. In no other way can we claim and demonstrate the powers of godliness.
“Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (D&C 115:5).
Here are a few things you might not know about the Prophet Joseph Smith.
As you learn about the life and teachings of the Savior, you will come to know Him better and your testimony will grow.
Take a minute and concentrate on your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why did the Wise Men give Joseph and Mary gold, frankincense, and myrrh?
“All the prophets who have prophesied ever since the world began—have they not spoken more or less concerning these things?” (Mosiah 13:33).
Sacrament meeting should focus our attention on the Atonement and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
A verse on a card changed my fear to courage.
There are many blessings that come from being grateful for the good things we enjoy.
What brings the Spirit into your life? Teens from British Columbia, Canada, share ways they’ve found to feel close to the Spirit.
Service is not a one-way street; it blesses both the receiver and the giver.
We should be grateful with all our heart to live in the time of the Restoration and to bring truth and eternal blessings to our brothers and sisters.
After I prayed, the Spirit guided me—and then warned me.
How can you write a meaningful talk? Here are some tips and ideas to consider as you prepare, organize, and deliver your talk.
This deacons quorum president served a quorum member in a unique way.
Reading the Book of Mormon is like planting a seed. If you do not cast it out in unbelief, it will begin to be delicious to you, and there is no better or more important time to do so than in your youth.
All of our choices have consequences, some of which have little or nothing to do with our eternal salvation and others of which have everything to do with it.
Personal Progress helps each young woman who participates develop daily righteous routines and holy habits.
Brethren of the Aaronic Priesthood, God has a work for you to do.
The purpose of Duty to God is to help you experience the power, authority, and divine mandate you received when the priesthood was conferred upon you.
Three words give you the key to fulfilling your duty to God.
Personal Progress helps you develop values that prepare you and mold your character so that you can fulfill your divine potential.
Heavenly Father wants us to be happy and gives us opportunities to choose joy, happiness, and goodness.
What does it mean that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true Church?
Youth conferences around the world build testimonies and friendships.
If you would like to have all of the blessings that Heavenly Father has prepared to give you, a very good place to start is being a full tithe payer.
When rivals meet, anything can happen. Even baptism.
Joseph Smith found his answer in James 1:5. I found mine a few verses later.
We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God.
When he needed help, Ezra, a 16-year-old in Samoa, turned where his father had taught him: to his Heavenly Father.
Though the seas of life may be rough at times, Latter-day Saint teens in Visakhapatnam, India, know that the harbor of home is a haven of peace.
Shyness may seem like an immovable barrier. But you can push it out of the way a little at a time.
How can you make the gospel the core of what you are?
The time I spent boosting my video game character was virtually sapping my spiritual side.
When they followed the Duty to God instruction to “invite all to come unto Christ,” these young men in Immokalee, Florida, found their efforts quickly added up.
I urge you to find ways to recognize and remember God’s kindness. It will build our testimonies.
Watching a Frenchman and his Labrador retriever helped me to more deeply appreciate eternal relationships that are infinitely more important.
It was 8:30 a.m. when my serene world of comfort was interrupted by the gentle, but annoyingly persistent, hand of my mother poking me.
You have not yet been full-time missionaries. But all can be member missionaries.
Working with my grandpa taught me about a lot more than just cars.
When two Tahitian teens gave the scriptures a chance, their lives changed.
Jesus Christ, our Mediator, pays the price that we are not able to pay so we can return to live with our Heavenly Father.
Kubangila Kasanza Celva of Kinasha, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a great player on many teams.
Together we may stand intolerant of transgression but tolerant of neighbors with differences they hold sacred.
To have friends who will always take you to higher ground is an incalculable blessing.
Members of the Church need to be involved in the world in a positive way.
Joseph Smith knew that we must believe in standards and values and seek after these things in order to have the power and strength of the Holy Ghost.
It’s a Friday night. You’ve had a hard week jam-packed with school, tests, sports, and work—and now it’s finally time to relax!
Why is sexual sin such a serious matter? And what are the blessings for those who remain—or become—clean?
Putting someone down is no way to build a friendship.
Feeling friendless? Don’t drown in self-pity. Use these basic lifesaving principles to help yourself and others.
Do you appreciate your parents and treasure your relationship with them? Read what these teens have to say.
What started as a Personal Progress experience has led Sadie Taylor to some great musical experiences.
Are young men and young women too different to understand each other? Here’s what they wonder about each other—and how they explain themselves.
Joy and happiness come from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others.
Early one morning a group of young women set out to walk the path that a dedicated man walked over a hundred years ago.