How to Take Control of Your Life through Active Decision-Making

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We have been given the incredible gift of agency from God. When we use this agency to actively make decisions, we enable ourselves and the Lord to guide our lives.  A few years ago I was accepted into a study abroad program, and I had a decision to make: if… Continue reading

Space for Agency: Loving Our LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters

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God’s call to love one another and his call to stand for truth seem to clash, but that’s only because we don’t understand that we can love people without conforming to their choices. When I reconnected with an old friend online, she stated that she was saving up for sex… Continue reading

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Trials—those seemingly bad things that happen to us—give us opportunities to learn patience, humility, and faith; ultimately, they teach us how to become more like God.   God is all-powerful and all knowing, right? Yes. And God can stop any bad thing from happening, right? Yes. So that means God… Continue reading

Abortion: Clarity from a Prophet

Quiet the voices of the world and refocus on the sanctity of life by remembering President Russell M. Nelson’s counsel. Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are truly peculiar in the eyes of the world. The commandments of God differ from many popular opinions, and… Continue reading

4 Guiding Principles of Church Finances

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The Lord manages his Church through the same principles we should follow in our own lives. Have you ever wondered how tithing is used? And what about the Church’s commercial ventures and massive humanitarian program? The Church’s finances is a topic many people are curious about. Undergirding it all are… Continue reading

When the Answer Is “You Choose”

God will always answer our prayers, but sometimes his answer is that we should decide which choice is best. The other day, I was talking with my dad about an important decision I needed to make. I turned to him because he has always been my confidant and has given… Continue reading

The Gospel and Sexual Assault

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The plan of salvation shapes the way we respond to sexual assault. As society grapples with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Latter-day Saints join with others in condemning such offensive behavior. In a devotional address given at BYU, Benjamin M. Ogles, dean of the College of Family, Home, and Social… Continue reading

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Loved Ones Reject the Gospel

We must accept that each child of God has agency and will choose a unique path. It’s painful to see close friends or family reject the gospel, especially if they once had a strong testimony. However, if we have an extremely negative reaction, we can push our loved ones further… Continue reading

Faith to Become

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As we walk in the twilight of uncertainty, how can we have the faith to become the person God would have us be? Life is full of choices. As young adults, we face a number of uncertainties, such as what we should major in, whether we should take a certain job,… Continue reading