If You Want to Be My Lover, You’ve Got to Be My Friend

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Dating isn’t just a time to fall in love; it’s a time to strengthen friendships. Everybody knows somebody—or knows somebody who knows somebody—with a story about a couple who got engaged after only dating for a few months, weeks, or even days. That quick jump between dating and marriage can… 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

Facing Ambiguity with Faith

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The problems we face aren’t always black and white. How we respond to the gray areas and the moments when reality doesn’t measure up to our ideals can greatly influence our faith. To kids, the world can seem pretty simple. They work and play; learn the difference between right and… Continue reading

Rooting Your Testimony in Christ

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Despite the whirlwind of challenges thrown our way, we can fulfill our potential by planting and nourishing roots in Jesus Christ. What do a scrub oak tree and a testimony have in common? They both can outlast oppressing conditions—but only if they have deep roots. In the article “Rooted in… Continue reading

4 Ways to “Be One”

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Why is the anniversary of blacks receiving the priesthood still relevant today? On June 1, 2018, the Church held the worldwide event “Be One,” celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revelation extending priesthood rights and blessings to blacks. During this event, Church members were encouraged to renew their commitment to… Continue reading

Sacrificing Seconds to Seek Service

Sacrificing time for service will help you love those you serve. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are asked to perform many acts of service, especially through our callings. Sister Cristina B. Franco notes in her talk “The Joy of Unselfish Service” that in… Continue reading

How Are Women Connected to the Priesthood?

When men and women understand how women are connected to the priesthood, they will find peace while accomplishing their role in God’s plan. In the past, women have not been treated equally, and even today they are still fighting for equality. Some people question whether The Church of Jesus Christ… Continue reading

How to Use Technology for Lifelong Learning

Using some key organizational skills, anyone can successfully manage both the spiritual and the temporal parts of life. Technology is a major part of our day-to-day lives. We use it in numberless ways: to plan, to learn, to research, and to develop ourselves. Many church leaders have spoken about using… Continue reading

Abortion: Clarity from a Prophet

Quiet the voices of the world and refocus on the sanctity of life by remembering President Russell M. Nelson’s counsel. Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are truly peculiar in the eyes of the world. The commandments of God differ from many popular opinions, and… Continue reading

Getting the Most from Your Temple Worship

By treating the temple as a place of learning, our visits can become more meaningful. “Go to the temple.” It’s something we hear from Church leaders almost as much as the exhortation to read our scriptures and say our prayers. But no matter how many times it has been said,… Continue reading