How to Become like the Savior While Still Being Yourself

Becoming perfected in Christ (see Moroni 10:32) is a celebration of individuality, not conformity. When reading “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him” (Moroni 10:32), I sometimes wonder, “As I become more like the Savior, will I become less like myself?”  Julie Crockett answers this question in her BYU...

The Transformative Power of Incremental Change

We all face challenges that can seem overwhelming. But we can find strength to overcome our trials when we make incremental changes in our daily lives. Some problems in our lives can feel impossible to overcome. Perhaps a goal seems too challenging to accomplish or a trial too difficult to...

Five Steps to Finding Divine Guidance for Your Life

Our Heavenly Father guides us with perfect wisdom and has set up a way for us to find guidance and answers through the gift of prayer. How do we recognize God’s guidance when we need help navigating life’s decisions or struggles? In his general conference address “Learning to Recognize Answers...

Choosing to Trust God Unconditionally

When we learn to trust God completely, we can move forward with faith, knowing that he will support and guide us through life’s most challenging moments.  The higher I climbed, the more I questioned my sanity. It was the end of summer break, and I had decided to go zip-lining...

Choose to Forgive

When we make the choice to forgive those who have hurt us, we free ourselves from unnecessary pain. We all face hardships in our lives, and many of those hardships come as a direct result of other people’s actions. It is easy to wallow in victimhood when we find ourselves...
Family: 3 Things the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know

Family: 3 Things the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know

In order to rise above this world’s moral confusion, we must strengthen family relationships with faith in Jesus Christ.  It’s possible that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have never been more “peculiar” (1 Peter 2:9) than we are today. In a world ever shifting toward selfishness...
Life’s Two Companions—A Spouse and the Holy Ghost

Life’s Two Companions—A Spouse and the Holy Ghost

God’s plan for each of us includes two companions to help us become divine. Learn how our spouse and the Holy Ghost can help us reach this exalted goal. Heavenly Father’s individual plan for us involves more than just returning home to him. Brother Larry M. Gibson, former first counselor...
Finding Peace While Pursuing Perfection

Finding Peace While Pursuing Perfection

How do you know when you’re forgiven? In many LDS homes, a favorite activity for teaching children about repentance involves food coloring. In this object lesson, parents bring out a glass of water and add a few drops of food coloring to it, tainting the water to represent what happens...
Building the Best You: Live with Intention

Building the Best You: Live with Intention

You can be so much more! Don’t just “find yourself.” Build yourself into the person you want to be. We’ve likely been told that progress comes through hard work—through time set aside for dedicated practice—rather than natural talent. While natural talent certainly influences the skills we master, it doesn’t guarantee...
Your Body: Love It or Loathe It?

Your Body: Love It or Loathe It?

We know that our bodies are gifts from God and that we are made in his image. So why is it so hard to love our bodies? In “The Body, a Sacred Gift,” published in the Ensign and Liahona, Diane Spangler reports that 63 percent of women and 50 percent...
The Three Pillars of Eternity: Creation, Fall, and Atonement

The Three Pillars of Eternity: Creation, Fall, and Atonement

By learning about these three great events of the plan of salvation, we can better understand God’s eternal plan for us. In a 1981 Brigham Young University devotional, Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915–85), then serving as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, teaches about the “three pillars of...