Engaging Autistic Church Members

Sometimes it can be difficult to help autistic kids be active in the church. What can parents, ward members, and Church leaders do?

Joseph Smith: Life of the Party

Joseph Smith knew when to be serious and when to have fun. We too must find the balance. “Therefore, cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:121). This...

Personalizing a Prophet

Attending President Monson’s funeral and the announcement of the new First Presidency changed the way I saw President Nelson. I remember as a young girl when President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away and President Thomas S. Monson became the prophet. I wondered how anyone could ever replace my beloved prophet....

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Here’s why we should always remember the prophet’s latest message. I recently heard a story about a member of the Church who was asked by a friend if God spoke to people in the church. This member responded, “Yes, he speaks to us through the living prophet.” The friend then...

4 Guiding Principles of Church Finances

The Lord manages his Church through the same principles we should follow in our own lives. Have you ever wondered how tithing is used? And what about the Church’s commercial ventures and massive humanitarian program? The Church’s finances is a topic many people are curious about. Undergirding it all are...
Curve Ball or Careful Pruning?

Curve Ball or Careful Pruning?

At times, God may seem to throw you a curve ball that is unfair or causes hurt. Those are times of “pruning.” He is preparing you for something greater. You probably have something you are working toward right now. It might be a degree, a job, a trip, or some...
Ann Romney at BYU

Ann Romney at BYU

Ann Romney spoke to the hearts of the grieving and the discouraged at her book release at BYU. Ann Romney, wife of former presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney, released her new book, In This Together: My Story, at BYU on Thursday, October 1. The Deseret News reported from the campus. Ann spoke...
7 Tips for Newlyweds After the Honeymoon Stage

7 Tips for Newlyweds After the Honeymoon Stage

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. However, through persistence, humility, and love, a couple can maintain their close relationship and overcome the trials that occur within marriage.   For most couples, the first few weeks of marriage are total bliss—love, laughter, and happiness abound. However, that...
Why You Should Care about the Fortieth Anniversary of BYU’s Religious Studies Center

Why You Should Care about the Fortieth Anniversary of BYU’s Religious Studies Center

The Religious Studies Center may be turning forty, but its resources put a modern spin on the wisdom of the ages. Read how you can benefit from its free online publications. The Religious Studies Center (RSC) was founded in 1975 under the direction of Jeffrey R. Holland while he was...
How I Faked Conversion

How I Faked Conversion

I wasn’t even close to being a disciple of Christ, but I was able to fake it. Fortunately, God saw straight through me.  I think you should know right off the bat that I was born into a super-normal Mormon family. We went to church, we had family prayer, we...
Unknowingly Prepared

Unknowingly Prepared

I had no idea the Lord had been preparing me to enter the temple. Now I see how he led me step by step. I guess you could say I was in a rut. I did the same thing every day: school, work, homework, sleep. Meanwhile, my friends were going...