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...
When Worry Wins

When Worry Wins

We all experience anxiety. But when anxiety dictates your actions, you need to find help.   According to mental health specialist Lyle J. Burrup, “anxiety is a normal human emotion” that can grow to become a debilitating disorder that “impedes normal functioning.” In his Ensign article “Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders,” Burrup...
Is Your Love Mature?

Is Your Love Mature?

To love maturely, you cannot just fall in love. You must choose in love and do in love.   Is love important in a marriage? Of course! But what exactly does “love” mean? There are so many different kinds of love—we love our spouses, but we also love eating pizza....
“All Is Well”: Receiving Assurance Rather Than Answers

“All Is Well”: Receiving Assurance Rather Than Answers

God didn’t give me any guidance in the hardest decision I have ever made. But he gave me something better.
Contest Winner: “Be Still, My Soul”

Contest Winner: “Be Still, My Soul”

As life’s trials rock us, we can feel peace and love through songs of the heart. I came to know this truth more clearly than ever before as I grieved my mother’s death. The choice to serve a mission can be a hard decision for many young adults. I left...
Put On Your Gospel Glasses: Keeping a Spiritual Perspective

Put On Your Gospel Glasses: Keeping a Spiritual Perspective

Our view of the gospel’s truth is sometimes blocked by distractions; we can see past these distractions by looking at life through a spiritual lens. Without a doubt, life is busy. With our attention being pulled in so many directions, it can be hard to keep spiritual goals in view....
Generating Happiness, Rather than Just Consuming It

Generating Happiness, Rather than Just Consuming It

How can we find the road to happiness in our turbulent world? Happiness comes from righteousness, selflessness, service, and inner peace. In our constant search for happiness, we experience life’s endless ups and downs. While serving as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder James E. Faust  (1920–2007)...