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

Couple in front of a lake

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

How Doses of Kindness Can Heal a Wounded World

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With so much hate spreading in the world, it’s not enough for us to avoid unkindness like the plague—we need to cure it.  Today, we can find hate almost everywhere we look. In the talk “The Need for Greater Kindness,” President Gordon B. Hinckley states that unkindness is infecting even… Continue reading

4 Ways To Turn Our Homes into Holy Places

A doormat that says HOME.

When we implement four simple practices, our homes can become holy places that invite the Spirit. With a pandemic keeping people inside, many of us have had no choice but to work and attend school from home. We’ve even had to watch Church meetings from home. When we aren’t attending… Continue reading

Divinely Connected Families in a Socially Distanced World

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The social distancing brought on by COVID-19 has made many of us feel lonely and isolated. But God’s plan—focused on families—is designed so that we don’t ever have to be alone. I remember the day that COVID-19 started affecting my life. I was sitting on my couch, and my husband… Continue reading

Remembering Who You Are

Young Japanese girls in graduation kimono

“Many traditions can reinforce gospel standards and principles.”  —Elder Donald L. Hallstrom When I was growing up, my family didn’t celebrate a lot of the traditions of our Mexican culture. I think a lot of it was because my parents and extended family members didn’t want to stand out more… Continue reading

Motherhood: More than Maternity

A mother laughs and plays with her children, who are sitting in a hammock.

In God’s eyes, “mother” is the title of any woman who nurtures the coming generations.  From a legal perspective, being a mother is defined by biology or adoption. When Mother’s Day comes around, it can seem like a dismissal of women who do not fill that role. In The Church… Continue reading

The Reality of Heavenly Mother

Knowing that we have a Heavenly Mother doesn’t just make sense, but it’s also incredibly comforting. We are literal children of our Heavenly Father. Because we know this to be true and because we know it takes two parents to make a child, it makes sense that he is not… Continue reading

How Managing Your Finances Can Help You Build God’s Kingdom

Managing your finances with the right perspective can make it a spiritual affair and help you build the kingdom of God.  When it comes to our financial lives, it can be easy to focus on ourselves, but managing our finances doesn’t have to be a selfish experience. In his devotional… Continue reading

The Lord Needs Self-Reliant Women

Let us do all we can to invest in our potential—earthly and divine—so we may be ready for all God has in store for us. Undoubtedly, God has commanded us to educate ourselves. Obtaining education from good sources, including but not limited to a traditional college education, allows us to… Continue reading

Following Him at Home

 As we study Come, Follow Me with our families, the influence of the adversary will get weaker as we strengthen our testimonies together. As a part of the new emphasis on a “home-centered Church,” President Russell M. Nelson announced in October 2018 that Sunday services would be shortened by an… Continue reading