Learning to Love Ourselves

We can overcome fear and learn to love ourselves by following President James E. Faust’s six keys to strengthening self-esteem. Loving ourselves can be even more difficult than loving others. Although we are sons and daughters of a Heavenly King, we are imperfect. Rather than allowing our weaknesses to discourage us, we can choose… Continue reading

What Armor Do I Put on Today?

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With the enemy of righteousness surrounding us on every side, we need to ensure that we put on the armor of God every day. Suppose you woke up one morning and knew that you had to fight in a medieval battle later that day. So, you shower, get dressed, brush your teeth,… Continue reading

Action: A Product of Our Thoughts and Words

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The way you think about yourself directly impacts your level of success. Choose to think positively, and your own ability might surprise you.  “I am so bad at math—my brain just doesn’t work that way!” “I forget things all the time!” “I’m never going to be able to manage all of… Continue reading

Confidence: A Perfect Understanding of Repentance

Person on a beach at sunset.

Jesus Christ has the power to provide healing and relief regardless of the trials we face. The most harrowing feeling I’ve ever had was looking at my husband sleeping so peacefully next to me and thinking, “I’m going to be the thing keeping him out of heaven.” I wanted to… Continue reading

Contest Winner: Finding Faith amidst Our Failings

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When we ask ourselves “What lack I yet?” most of us (if we are being honest) would have to respond with a long list of faults and failings. Is there any reason to hope for anything better? In the world that many of us imagine for ourselves, each of us… Continue reading

Divinely You

A photo of three smiling young fellows.

As you seek to discover the depth of the divine nature that lies within you, you will begin to further magnify your precious gift. You might recognize the truths about your divinity in the Primary song “I Am a Child of God.” But it’s not enough just to know these… Continue reading

Your Body Is Not a Battleground

Fighting an eating disorder can sometimes seem like you’re fighting yourself. Luckily, you’re not the only one in the ring. In a world that advertises a strict standard of perfection, it’s easy to find ways you don’t fit the mold. This fault-finding attitude can have devastating effects on our mental… Continue reading

Feeling Discouraged?

It’s an inevitable hazard of becoming awesome. Do you think Moses felt overwhelmed when he was charged with leading the Lord’s covenant people? Or that Joseph Smith was insecure about his ability to be the prophet through whom Christ’s church would be restored? Chances are that your lack of confidence… Continue reading

From the Mouths of Babes

Four children with their arms around each other.

We can learn a lot from children, including how easy it is to share the gospel with our friends.   Stories of the funny things kids blurt out travel far and wide and sometimes become some of the best family memories. However, there are also moments when children say insightful… Continue reading

How Do I Know if I’m Good Enough?

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your spiritual confidence before God?” —Jörg Klebingat  We have all surely asked ourselves at some point, “How do I know if God is pleased with what I’m doing?” We know the commandments, but no matter how hard we strive… Continue reading