Sadness Is Not Suffered Alone

As members of the Church, we can lean on our Heavenly Father, the Savior, and other members to lift the burdens of sadness and mental despair.  Since I was a young girl, I remember always feeling nervous. This nervousness persisted and became a part of my permanent thought process. Eventually,… Continue reading

Don’t Get ‘Cheetah’ed out of Spiritual Safety

When the adversary’s forces push against you, how can you find true spiritual safety? We live in a world that is increasingly antagonistic. How can we maintain safety from the spiritual dangers around us? Elder David A. Bednar, in his talk “Watchful unto Prayer Continually,” shares three important lessons for… Continue reading

Break Free from Anxiety’s Isolation

When you are struggling with anxiety, it is easy to feel lonely. But you are not alone in this fight. It’s hard to fight a battle when it’s inside your head. The battle against anxiety is tough. Anxiety ruins many simple experiences in life, and the loneliness anxiety brings is… Continue reading

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Spiritual Muscles

How to keep your testimony strong no matter your location or circumstances. Growing up in an all-girls Anglican boarding school in South Africa, Calla Wilford was the only member of the Church in her school. Because she lived two hours away from the closest seminary building, she couldn’t go to… Continue reading

Questions Got You Down? Look Up for the Truth

We live in a world where fact-checking has never been more important. But with the wealth of information available at our fingertips, where do we go to find real truth? In a society overloaded with information from every medium possible, where do we turn for the truth? Social media is… Continue reading

Leave Your Garbage in the Dump

Sometimes repenting is the easy part; believing you’re forgiven is what’s difficult. Think about your garbage can. No, seriously. What’s in it? How does it smell? What do you use it for? If you’re anything like me, right now it might contain spoiled leftovers, empty cans and bottles, and a… Continue reading

Unleashing Our Potential Energy

Just as we all have the potential to make the most of each day, we also have the potential to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. But how do we do this? Have you ever lain on your bed at the end of a long day and realized you didn’t… Continue reading

What’s Wrong with the Friend Zone?

Friends having a picnic

Sometimes as young single adults, we can feel as though we’re not developing important, eternal relationships. However, the friendships we make now might be just as important as the marriages we enter later. “I’m not doing great at finding an eternal companion,” my friend said one morning, “but I’m doing… Continue reading

4 Life-Changing Lessons about Love

Cherry blossoms in the shape of a heart

It’s easy to get discouraged about our weaknesses and shortcomings. But God doesn’t beat us down; he lovingly invites us to improve. Our weaknesses sometimes seem  insurmountable. But when we learn to discern God’s love for us, we’ll realize that his grace is sufficient to make weak things strong (see… Continue reading

How a Priesthood Blessing from a Stranger Changed My Life

A woman getting a priesthood blessing

After endlessly praying for help on a life decision, my answer came in a completely unexpected way—a priesthood blessing from a stranger. Continue reading