Tackle the Book of Isaiah with These Strategies

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At the Lord Jesus Christ’s recommendation, learn to understand the lessons, prophesies, and beauty of Isaiah’s writings by using these strategies. In the Ensign article “Ten Keys to Understanding Isaiah,” Elder Bruce R. McConkie explains that Isaiah was “known [for] the abundance, beauty, and perfection of his prophetic utterances.” Yet… Continue reading

This Is Your Sign to Simplify This Holiday Season

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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

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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

How My Weaknesses Have Brought Me Closer to Christ

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When facing trials, we may feel like our weaknesses make us failures. But these very weaknesses can be what lead us closer to Christ. At this point in my life, I seem to face a new challenge every day. Sometimes I feel like I have reached the limits of what… Continue reading

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

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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

3 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat Mentally

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When the weight of life is pulling you under water, remember that there are always buoys that can lift you up. Here are three tips to help you stay afloat when you’re drowning mentally. As a college student—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic—I often find myself drowning in everything I have… Continue reading

How to Come Up for Air Among the Waves of Mental Illness

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Even though we may be drowning in the waves of mental illness, our reliance on Christ will help us make it to shore. Around when I started high school, I began to experience anxiety on a level that wasn’t just nervousness or anxiousness. My struggles with anxiety have always made… Continue reading

Let Your Future Be Bright

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Sometimes the most difficult thing about change is letting go of our past mistakes and allowing ourselves to be better. People change. Although this statement is true, we don’t always act like it is. Sometimes we dwell on our mistakes. Sometimes we hold on to our regrets. Sometimes other people… Continue reading

The “Be” I Will Always Remember

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President Hinckley taught us many things to be, but out of them all, the one I have learned the most from is “be grateful.”  President Gordon B. Hinckley addressed young adults in a general conference talk “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer For Youth.” In this talk, he introduces six “B’s” to… Continue reading

Your Wonderful, Imperfect Offering

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“You don’t have to be perfect or the greatest person who ever graced the earth or the best of anything to be with Him.” —Elder D. Todd Christofferson I often make the mistake of equating productivity with self-worth. There are obvious problems with this kind of thinking—one being that humans… Continue reading