What’s Wrong with the Friend Zone?

Friends having a picnic

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

4 Life-Changing Lessons about Love

Cherry blossoms in the shape of a heart

It’s easy to get discouraged about our weaknesses and shortcomings. But God doesn’t beat us down; he lovingly invites us to improve. Our weaknesses sometimes seem  insurmountable. But when we learn to discern God’s love for us, we’ll realize that his grace is sufficient to make weak things strong (see… Continue reading

How a Priesthood Blessing from a Stranger Changed My Life

A woman getting a priesthood blessing

After endlessly praying for help on a life decision, my answer came in a completely unexpected way—a priesthood blessing from a stranger. Continue reading

Do Policy Changes Negate Standing Doctrine?

Person writing at a desk

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

6 Ways Your Pride Is Controlling You

Dying Roses

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

How to Find the Sun During Your Spiritual Eclipse

Even when you can’t see the light of Christ, it’s still there. Reorganizing your priorities can help you end your spiritual eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks out the light and warmth of the sun. Even though the moon is about 400 times smaller than the sun,… Continue reading

Finding Joy: Roses, Forget-Me-Nots, and Golden Tickets

If we focus on the little forget-me-nots that surround us in life, we can find joy in our current circumstances. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught an important principle about perspective in his talk “Forget Me Not” by recounting the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka, a famous… Continue reading

Teach Me All That I Must Know…or Do?

While knowledge is important, it is not enough; we must act on what we know in order to return to live with our Father in Heaven. Do you know the story of the children’s hymn “I am a Child of God”? Sister Naomi Randall wrote the hymn in 1957. The… Continue reading

“That Part’s My Favorite!”

Christ said, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see.” But are we really seeing the wonders of the gospel, or just looking past them? Alsivan was ecstatic when he learned that he could live with his son forever. He is a single father I met on… Continue reading

A Framework to Forget Fear

Believe in the promises of Jesus Christ and forget the fear in your life.  Fear can limit us in many ways, but it is most crippling when it limits our perspective as children of God. When we forget our divine potential as sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father,… Continue reading