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

Why I’m Not Eloping (Anymore)

Woman in wedding dress running away in a field

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

Change in the Church: Eternal Doctrines, Revealed Applications

As members of a living church with continuing revelation, we need to understand the difference between unchanging doctrines and procedural adjustments. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is directed by revelation. However, when curriculums and even regular worship schedules change, it can be hard to reconcile the idea… Continue reading

Standing in Holy Places outside of Holy Places

Going to the temple and attending sacrament meeting won’t guarantee us eternal life; blessings come when we make all times and all places holy. If I attend the temple once a month and prepare to worthily partake of the sacrament each week, why do I feel like I’m living below… 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

A House Built for Everyone: How the Temple Is for You

No matter what your life experiences are, the temple can be a source of joy and guidance for you. Continue reading

How Sacrifices to Attend the Temple Lead to Eternal Truths

LDS temple

One Tasmanian family learns the importance of the plan of salvation when they make huge sacrifices to travel to the temple.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now has 146 temples around the world and almost 30 more in progress. Because there are now so many temples, it is… Continue reading

Our Sacred Temple Garments

Woman in front of the temple

Temple garments worn by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provide blessings when worn properly.  People who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often raise questions about the temple garment. In “The Temple Garment: ‘An Outward Expression of an Inward… Continue reading

Computer Screens and Big Blessings

Boy sitting on ledge looking at screen of a laptop

As a generation of texters and tweeters, we have been prepared to serve our ancestors through family history work and to lay claim to promised blessings.  With the increasing number of genealogy records on the Internet and the tools to access them, you don’t have to be a genealogist to… Continue reading

When Evil Increases, So Does God’s Help

pink and purple sunset

The more darkness grows, the more God will help us if we rely on him.  It’s not easy to be a person of faith in our day, let alone to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. With the moral decline of society and the growing opposition against religion, it is easy… Continue reading