This Is Your Sign to Simplify This Holiday Season

Holiday Dinner Table

Holidays may tempt us to prioritize the wrong things. This year, avoid being “cumbered” by elaborate preparations and save room for the Savior. In Luke 10:38–42, Jesus Christ visits the home of two sisters—Mary and Martha. While Mary sits at Christ’s feet listening to his teachings, Martha is preparing a… Continue reading

How You Belong in the Family Proclamation

A woman and two boys play with a dog

Even if you feel like your family is broken or simply does not reflect the structure of other families in the Church, you still have a place within the family proclamation. If you feel like your family is broken or incomplete, it can be difficult to understand how the principles… Continue reading

Stop the Judgment: How to Help Couples without Children Feel They Belong

Couple in front of a lake

Couples without children may feel out of place in church and family circles. We can help them by showing greater sensitivity in our words and actions. During the past year, my husband and I wanted to have kids, but for a while, we were unable to realize our dream. This… Continue reading

“Neither Dupes nor Slaves of Men”: Witnesses from Women in Polygamous Marriages

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Who better to help you in your understanding of the practice of polygamy in the early Church than the women who were plural wives themselves? Many people feel confused about the practice of polygamy and its fairness to women in the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of… Continue reading

Two Lessons to Help You Become a Provident Provider

Couple sitting at table doing finances, one is visibly shocked

If you struggle to live debt free, these lessons may help.  In today’s world, it has become increasingly easy—and often necessary—to go into debt. In fact, according to a study by Experian, young adults saw the greatest increase in average debt in over a decade between the years 2019 and… Continue reading

4 Ways To Turn Our Homes into Holy Places

A doormat that says HOME.

When we implement four simple practices, our homes can become holy places that invite the Spirit. With a pandemic keeping people inside, many of us have had no choice but to work and attend school from home. We’ve even had to watch Church meetings from home. When we aren’t attending… Continue reading

The Temple Altar and Other Sealing-Ceremony Symbols

A view of the Meridian Idaho Temple and the Boise River at sunset.

By learning more about symbols in the sealing ceremony, we can strengthen our relationship with Christ. Jeffrey R. Holland’s BYU devotional address “How Do I Love Thee?” discusses the love that’s needed in order for romantic relationships to last. Long-lasting relationships often begin in a temple sealing room, where families… Continue reading

The Divine Nature of the Nurturing Man

Tajik boy

We often hear about the divine nature of women as nurturers. Why don’t we always apply this characteristic to men? We are all loved by our Heavenly Father. To him, we have infinite worth and potential, and we are capable of immense acts of service and love. However, as both… Continue reading

The Healing Power of Family History

A woman laughing with her grandmother in a garden

As we link generations by doing family history work and performing temple ordinances, God promises to send us healing blessings. Shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Russell M. Nelson addressed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a talk entitled “Hear Him.” Due to government… Continue reading

Lessons from Quarantine on What Matters Most

We can use the lessons we’ve learned from months of quarantine in order to remember what things matter most. As I watched the world shut down around me in March 2020, I felt my individual world shut down as well. Weeks of quarantine turned into months and even a year.… Continue reading