When Answers to Prayers Don’t Come

Sometimes we get discouraged when we feel that we aren’t receiving answers to our prayers. Learn how to better understand and recognize answers from our Heavenly Father. Imagine that you have a big decision to make. You aren’t sure what the best option is, so you pray fervently to Heavenly… Continue reading

What Should I Do?

You probably know how important it is to do God’s will, but how can you really be sure that you are making the right decisions?  President Thomas S. Monson has said, “Your decisions determine your destiny.” But how can you know you are making the decisions that will lead you… Continue reading

What Does God Feel for Millennials?

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It’s not easy to live with millennial stereotypes, but knowing who you really are and what God thinks of you can make all the difference. If you are reaching adulthood in the new millennium, society considers you a “millennial.” Modern statistics and surveys provide superficial perspectives on millennials, but in… Continue reading

Power Up Your Prayers

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When it seems our prayers are unheard or have become mundane, there are ways we can make our prayers more powerful. Sometimes it may feel like our prayers are hitting the ceiling that seemingly stands between us and God. We know that Heavenly Father desires to hear from us and… Continue reading

How I Faked Conversion

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I wasn’t even close to being a disciple of Christ, but I was able to fake it. Fortunately, God saw straight through me.  I think you should know right off the bat that I was born into a super-normal Mormon family. We went to church, we had family prayer, we… Continue reading

God Is Never Hidden, Yet Sometimes We Are

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“God is never hidden, yet sometimes we are, covered by a pavilion of motivations that draw us away from God and make him seem distant and inaccessible.” As members of the Church, we often feel that although we are keeping the commandments, going to the temple, and praying regularly, we… Continue reading

The Importance of “Real Intent” in Living a Fulfilling Life

Sometimes accepting God’s will can be difficult. But when we obey and serve him with real intent, God will lead us to a life that is greater than what we could have created on our own. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Lehi tells us that “men are, that… Continue reading

What’s So Great about Prayer?

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How do we pray? What should we do if we feel distanced from God when we pray? Elder Richard G. Scott instructs us on how to access the power of the divine gift of prayer. As Mormons, we have different kinds of divine communication. Some, such as sacrament prayers, use… Continue reading

How to Make Inspired Decisions and Interpret Personal Revelation

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We can learn how to make inspired decisions by following four steps. Then we can receive confirmation from God about whether our choices were right or wrong. Do you have difficulty making decisions? Life is a matter of choices. We make them as soon as we wake up in the… Continue reading

Asking Hard Questions in the Gospel

Rosemary Wixom describes a spiritually healthy way to respond to tough answers we may receive when asking questions about the gospel. “As the questions [grow] harder, so [do] the answers. And sometimes there [are] no answers—or no answers that [bring] peace.” Rosemary Wixom points out in her April 2015 general… Continue reading