Coming to Know the Savior

Jesus with a child

We know how we can learn about Jesus Christ, but how can we come to know him?   Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, but he is also our personal Savior. I struggled with this distinction for most of my adolescence. I learned about the Savior—who he was,… Continue reading

Weaving Discipleship into Our Spiritual Tapestry

Being a disciple isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are. When I’d hear the word disciple, I used to imagine the ancient apostles Mark, Peter, and John literally following in the Savior’s footsteps. Since two millennia separated me from when Christ lived on the earth, I felt that… Continue reading

The Purpose of Relief Society: Moving His Work Forward

three women talking

The Relief Society, the world’s longest-running organization for women, has recently made changes to its purpose statement. One hundred seventy-five years ago, on March 17, 1842, Joseph Smith formally organized early Latter-day Saint women into an organization called Relief Society. Today, this organization is still blessing the lives of millions of people… Continue reading

Understanding Instead of Fixing: Mourning with Those That Mourn

When others are sad, we want to take their sorrow away. But we need to try to understand their feelings rather than try to fix them.  When other people feel sad, our instincts tell us that we need to somehow make them happy again. Our society views sadness as a disease that… Continue reading

A Two-Step Plan to Share the Gospel

two boys overlooking the forest

We can follow the Savior’s example and commandment by talking about the gospel and inviting others to act in faith. Sharing the gospel is hard, especially in today’s society. Everywhere we turn, it seems that religion is under attack. How can we share our testimonies and our love of the gospel… Continue reading

Why Did Christ Establish a Church?

Christ ordaining and setting apart the twelve Apostles

Although there are many reasons Christ established his church on the earth, perhaps the greatest reason is to satisfy God’s desire to see us progress. In today’s world, a growing number of people seem to be moving away from organized religion in favor of finding their own path to spirituality.… Continue reading

Leading As Christ Would

Jesus Christ with cream head scarf

Our mission as leaders in our families and communities is to actively apply the gospel of Jesus Christ in each of our daily interactions.   Powerful leaders have often left destruction and sadness behind them in their quest for control and power. But Jesus Christ, the perfect example and leader,… Continue reading

The Atonement: The End to Addiction

Jesus praying for our sins

Are you struggling with recurring sins? Don’t give up—give your all to Christ. Through the Atonement, he can help you overcome addiction. Have you ever heard the phrase misery loves company? Satan wants to see us indulge in sin and addiction so that we will feel miserable, frustrated, and hopeless… Continue reading

Are You with Me? Working for Unity among Christian Faiths

walking with shadows

While many Christians may fight over doctrinal differences, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland calls for peace and unity so we can do good in the world together. Christian values are under attack in the political arena and in the world in general. As Christ said, a house divided “cannot stand” (Mark… Continue reading

Four Steps to Following Christ

Christ is our perfect example, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to follow him. Here are four steps that will help us follow in his footsteps. Christ is the only perfect person who ever lived, and in order to return to our Heavenly Father, we must try to become… Continue reading