Finding Faith to Keep Studying the Scriptures

Woman in African dress reading the Bible

Scripture study can be challenging. But if we continue with faith, we will find strength and personal insight each time we read. More than just another item on a to-do list, effective scripture study can become a powerful skill that, with practice, can make daily study truly meaningful. As David… Continue reading

Forgotten Symbols in the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Symbols that Christ incorporated into his parable of the good Samaritan have been lost over time. Learn how this parable can teach us about the plan of salvation. Jesus Christ taught with parables to convey deeper meanings to his followers. John W. Welch, a professor of law at Brigham Young… Continue reading

Church Disciplinary Councils: Acts of Love

Christ comforts the woman taken in adultery

High-profile cases of Church discipline have recently made national headlines, leading some people to question the need for excommunication. Church disciplinary councils lovingly invite those who seriously transgress to repent and start over with the full blessings of the gospel. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve… Continue reading

Making Sense of Mental Illness

Whether you struggle with mental illness or want to help someone who does, you can find hope by understanding it more thoroughly. “She’s gotten so crazy!” “He had so much potential.” “Snap out of it!” We often say things like this when we don’t understand how to help friends or… Continue reading

Juggling Too Much?

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By participating in spiritually engaging activities, simplifying schedules, and centering on Jesus Christ, we can find balance in our hectic lives. E. Jeffrey Hill, associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, says that whether we have classes, work, Church callings, or family obligations, too many responsibilities… Continue reading