Improving Your Family by Improving Yourself

Happy marriages and families don’t happen overnight. They’re built through personal daily acts of compassion, selflessness, and love. Marriage isn’t easy, and families aren’t perfect, no matter how much we wish they were. Although we like to believe that family life will always be blissful, that’s not how life—or marriage—works. Difficulties...

Never Forget These Five Things

The five petals of the forget-me-not flower symbolize five things to remember that will help us find joy as we live the gospel and face the trials of life and the challenges that come. Instead of getting caught up in life’s challenges, we can choose to find joy in them...

The First Vision Goes Global

Want the whole story? Differing accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision are now available in 10 languages. Contrary to popular belief, the First Vision account included in the scriptures is not the only version available. At least four accounts were written by Joseph Smith or recorded at his request. Five more...

Millennial Advice: Reach Up

While facing the trials of young adulthood and making eternally important decisions, we must look up to Heavenly Father for help, peace, and direction.  The faith of many millennials has been tested as they have seen peers stray from God’s path. Elder Robert D. Hales speaks to young adults in...

He Is Mighty to Save

Understanding the Fall is essential to understanding how much the Savior loves us. When we find ourselves facing trials and challenges, it can be tempting to feel alone or forgotten. Sometimes, it seems that no one is watching out for us. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland focuses on this concern in his April 2015 general...
Hints and Clear Signals: Dating Tips from Young Single Adults

Hints and Clear Signals: Dating Tips from Young Single Adults

When it comes to dating, it can be difficult to know what the other person is thinking. Learn how to send and receive the right signals. Feeling uncertain when it comes to dating is normal. It can be hard to pick up on clues to understand who is or is...
Not Just a Mom

Not Just a Mom

Although the world often demeans motherhood, the influence of women in the home is powerful and irreplaceable. It is often difficult for women to know, understand, or feel that they are doing enough. It seems that there is pressure from every direction to be more of something: more beautiful, more...
Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

I learned that losing a loved one, although incredibly painful, can be an opportunity for tremendous spiritual growth and joy as we come to truly understand our Father’s beautiful plan of happiness.   A few months ago, my roommate reached out to me in a time of need. Someone very...
Putting Your Spouse First: Building Balance in Your Family

Putting Your Spouse First: Building Balance in Your Family

What is the best way to parent? Forget your kids for a little while and make time for your spouse.
Expanding Our Understanding of Family History

Expanding Our Understanding of Family History

Even if your family tree is complete, there is still work for you to do. When we think of family history, we often think of perusing birth and marriage records in order to connect generations of families together. In some cases, however, our family trees might already be complete, or...
Stronger with the Savior: Battling Suicidal Thoughts

Stronger with the Savior: Battling Suicidal Thoughts

Even when it feels like life is at its darkest point, we can lean on Jesus Christ to receive the strength we need to overcome our greatest battles.  When facing a seemingly insurmountable trial in our lives, it’s easy to feel hopeless and alone. One mother from Iceland shares her experience battling...