He Nourishes Us according to Our Needs

Green trees

When you seem to be the only one around with trials and setbacks, how can you still trust in God’s plan? When my husband and I got married, we received several succulent plants as gifts. Although we’d never had our own plants before, we’d heard succulents were the easiest plants… Continue reading

The People-Pleaser’s Guide to Saying No

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Are you a people-pleaser? Do you have a hard time saying no or setting boundaries? This one’s for you (and for me). Do you ever find yourself exhausted or stretched too thin from all your responsibilities? You’re not alone. If you’re like me, your eyes are often too big for… Continue reading

What’s Wrong with the Friend Zone?

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Sometimes as young single adults, we can feel as though we’re not developing important, eternal relationships. However, the friendships we make now might be just as important as the marriages we enter later. “I’m not doing great at finding an eternal companion,” my friend said one morning, “but I’m doing… Continue reading

Blessings Come—Even While We Wait

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Patience is a virtue, but we don’t always have to wait for good things to come. Many of God’s blessings are right in front of our faces. Sometimes it’s easy to feel as though God takes too long to answer our prayers or that certain blessings will never come. It’s… Continue reading

Suicide Doesn’t Define Eternity

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When someone we love takes their own life, how do we respond? I always tried to be sensitive to the complex emotions and pain of people who were affected by suicide, but I never truly felt those emotions myself until recently, when a close friend decided to end his life.… Continue reading

Why I’m Not Eloping (Anymore)

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If my own family couldn’t be at my wedding, I didn’t want anyone else to be there either. With a new global standard, Church policy now allows couples to be sealed in the temple immediately after they’re married civilly. Up until a few weeks ago, I wanted to elope. Not… Continue reading

Do Policy Changes Negate Standing Doctrine?

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Policy change, with a capital “C.” How does it affect previously revealed doctrine? It’s an exhilarating time to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! The Church is growing like never before, and there are so many exciting changes happening. However, it can also be… Continue reading

It’s Not about You; It’s about Me: Who You’re Really Competing Against

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How can I have confidence before God when others seem to be doing so much better than I am? As mortals with plenty of weaknesses, we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. We compare our looks, our social life, our number of followers on social media. We sometimes… Continue reading

Common Marriage Misconceptions: 4 Practices to Avoid

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Much of the marriage advice offered today is paradoxical and negatively affects individuals and society as a whole. Today’s society spreads the idea that the family is no longer a fundamental social unit and that we should disconnect marriage from religion and sexuality. Unfortunately, these ideas have propagated a culture… Continue reading

6 Ways Your Pride Is Controlling You

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To conquer pride and develop humility, we must first understand pride and its consequences and then choose to be humble. We’re all plagued by pride. Despite our valiant efforts to be humble, pride always seems to slip in, perhaps because we don’t fully understand pride and how it can be… Continue reading