The Gospel and Sexual Assault

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The plan of salvation shapes the way we respond to sexual assault. As society grapples with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Latter-day Saints join with others in condemning such offensive behavior. In a devotional address given at BYU, Benjamin M. Ogles, dean of the College of Family, Home, and Social… Continue reading

Dating Advice from President Oaks

Find someone who makes you want to be better. Receiving direct marriage and dating advice from a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t happen everyday. But this past Sunday—ward conference—was special. The bishop and stake president gave great talks, and the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Finding the Right Bowl of Porridge: 10 Things to Consider before Marriage

Deciding whom to marry is one of the most important choices you’ll ever make. Considering these 10 traits and habits can help you make the right decision. When Goldilocks broke into the house of the three bears, she tried each bowl of porridge until she found one that was “just… Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Caught in a Trap: How to Escape Feelings of Lust

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The best way to combat feelings of lust is to recognize and avoid them early—but how? Although it’s common knowledge that lust can damage relationships, it’s still difficult to define, recognize, and avoid feelings of lust. In his article “Love versus Lust,” published in the Ensign and Liahona, Joshua J.… Continue reading

4 Tips to Be Single and Happy

Being single can be discouraging. But Professor Michael A. Goodman recommends four ways we can live a rewarding life while we continue to date.   Let’s say you’re single. No one is asking you on dates, or those you do ask never seem interested. It’s easy to become discouraged and even question… Continue reading

What Hurts the Most

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Are you sure your partner would be okay with that text you just sent? Today, it is more likely than ever before that infidelity will be based in technology. According to licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Lori Cluff Schade in her Ensign article “Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity,” “texting, email, games,… Continue reading

Single and Still Faithful

In a church that focuses so much on dating, marriage, and family, how can you avoid feeling discouraged when you are single? Being single is often difficult for members of the Church, no matter their age. Even as a young adult, you may feel unwanted and doubt that you will… Continue reading

Relationships and Peeling Grapefruit

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We all have tiffs at some time or another with family, friends, or our significant other. But are all of these issues really significant? Having problems with your boyfriend or girlfriend, fiancé, or spouse? Have you ever openly talked about the differences that might cause rifts in your relationship? Once… Continue reading