The Whys of Suffering

Why does an all-powerful God allow his children to suffer? If we are God’s children and he is a loving and perfect God, why does he allow suffering? This question has perplexed and troubled many people for years, and it’s truly difficult to come to terms with the immense suffering...

How to Start Food Storage on a Budget

How can young adults make room in their budgets and homes for food storage? As a young adult, it can be intimidating to start a food storage plan. The concept is challenging, but understanding why we need food storage can motivate us to do the best we can with what...

Conflicting Cultures: The Role of LDS Women

I was determined to show everyone that I could be an amazing mother and an unstoppable lawyer, yet I felt like no matter what I did, people would be unhappy. One of the most controversial discourses about Mormon culture regards the role of women. The world outside of the Church...

Finding and Becoming the One: Using the Atonement in Relationships

In an imperfect world with imperfect people, how can we choose a partner with whom we can have an eternal, celestial marriage? Marrying a perfect person is impossible—it’s a hard, cold truth that not a single person on this earth is perfect. In fact, we believe that the journey to...

Facing Tragedy with the Blessings of the Gospel

How can we find peace in the moments of greatest tragedy? When a lone gunman opened fire on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he caused grief and heartache for many families. Among those personally affected by this tragedy are Madeleine “Maddy” Wilford, who was shot but...
Six Hows of Scripture Study

Six Hows of Scripture Study

People at church always say that we need to study our scriptures. But how can we actually have meaningful experiences with scripture study? For a long time, I struggled with studying the scriptures. I was always jealous of how other people had meaningful experiences with the scriptures, and I felt guilty...
Prayer: Approaching the Throne of God

Prayer: Approaching the Throne of God

I wanted to know how God spoke to me. But instead, I learned how to speak to him. When we talk about Joseph Smith’s First Vision, we often marvel at how young Joseph was when God and Jesus Christ appeared to him. On one hand, I do think it’s incredible...
12 Steps to Hope and Healing

12 Steps to Hope and Healing

Watch a powerful video series depicting the true accounts of recovering addicts who found hope through the 12 steps of the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program. (Warning: Videos address mature addiction-related topics.) Addiction is a serious condition—one that should be addressed with both frankness and compassion. The Mormon Channel accomplished this...
Saying Yes to God: Letting Him Help Us through Our Trials

Saying Yes to God: Letting Him Help Us through Our Trials

With God’s help, returning home early from a mission can actually be a building experience. Some situations in life—such as returning home early from a mission—can leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, but if we let God into our lives, we can move past these feelings and use the experience...
Women Stand for Religious Freedom Worldwide

Women Stand for Religious Freedom Worldwide

Women all over the world are standing for what they know is right, even amid religious persecution. For those of us who live in nations with religious freedom, it’s easy to take that right for granted. In many countries all over the world, though, people are struggling to obtain the same religious...
Instant versus Slow Poison: Rationalizing Entertainment

Instant versus Slow Poison: Rationalizing Entertainment

If a show or movie isn’t “as bad” as another, does that really make it okay to watch? There are a lot of movies and TV shows out there, and the majority of them seem to be straying far from gospel standards. With all of this entertainment surrounding us, it...