Four Tips to Love Yourself

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Here are some ways you can love yourself, starting today. I hated myself for a long time. I hated my imperfections, my mental illnesses, my poor choices. It became hard to love myself because I believed that everyone around me expected me to be a perfect woman.  One day I… Continue reading

Creating a Community of Covenant-Keeping People

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By keeping our covenants with God, we open the doors to a shared community of belonging with God and with each other. In an increasingly individualized society, it may be difficult to see how any of us can truly connect with and understand one another. However, we can create a… Continue reading

Body Image—Why You Should Love the Skin You’re In

"Love Yourself" written in concrete.

Our bodies are uniquely ours. Here are some ways to view them the way God does.  Our world constantly bombards us with images of “perfection.” Instagram models on a beach, makeup ads with acne-free skin, and tabloids advertising the newest weight loss routine all paint a picture of “ideal” bodies… Continue reading

Two Lessons to Help You Become a Provident Provider

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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

The Divine Nature of the Nurturing Man

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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

Be Forever Changed

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Knowledge of Christ’s Resurrection can change our perspective and increase our faith. This past year with COVID-19 has brought a tremendous amount of heartache and pain to people all around the world. At a time when deaths are diminished to a number on a webpage, we might find ourselves questioning… Continue reading

Desperate for a Difference: Four Ways to Receive Inspiration from Heaven

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In a world filled with various controversies and problems, it can be difficult to know how and where to make a difference.  Between politics, riots, and a global pandemic, I’ve found myself in many social situations in the last year that have left me both confused and longing to make… Continue reading

Our Guiding Mistakes

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Because of the Savior, we have infinite opportunities to learn from our mistakes. We all make mistakes. But this fact is not a mistake in the plan of salvation for humankind. In his talk “Until Seventy Times Seven,” Elder Lynn G. Robbins explains that “repentance isn’t [God’s] backup plan in… Continue reading

Choosing Progress over Perfection

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In a world focused on achievement and perfection, let’s remove unrealistic expectations by celebrating our progress. In his talk “Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles emphasizes the importance of not beating ourselves up when we seem to keep falling short. He… Continue reading

4 Ways to Help Gather Israel

What does it mean to gather Israel? President Russell M. Nelson invites us to do four things to help us gather scattered Israel. Continue reading