Four Questions to Ask When Doubt Persists

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When we experience crippling doubt, focusing on primary questions can help us find peace. Have you ever discovered a policy or an event in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that was difficult to reconcile with your understanding of Church doctrine? Sometimes, in our quest… Continue reading

How Can Your Gospel Questions Make You Stronger?

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Just like the soreness of muscles after a hard workout, the pain of the questions we ask is a sign of growth, not of weakness.  During my first year of classes at Brigham Young University (BYU), I was confronted with complexities in the Church’s history and doctrine that I had… Continue reading

Check Your Sources

Good sources of truth will guide you safely through this life to the next. Truth has become a slippery thing these days, hard to define and identify, especially since everyone seems to have their own version of it. In such confusing times, how can we discover what the truth really… Continue reading

Don’t Sweat the Details: He Has a Plan

It’s easy to get caught up in the details of the plan of salvation, but don’t let them overshadow the simple and pure truths.   There are so many details about the doctrines and practices of the gospel, and sometimes they lead to more questions than answers. In his conference… 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

Curiosity Saved the Cat

Be as the curious cat and be open to not knowing what happens next, and you’ll find that you can grow while experiencing uncertainty. Asking questions is a key part of our existence. We thrive on learning about the world around us. In Liz Wiseman’s speech “The Power of Not… Continue reading

You Are Allowed to Believe in the Magnificent

There are miracles all around us that we take for granted. Recognizing the incredible in the everyday can help us believe in the magnificent aspects and promises of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live in an era that is dominated by secular thought, and sometimes it’s hard not to… Continue reading

Counsel or Command? Listening to Church Leaders’ Advice

I struggled to understand how someone called of God could say something that hurt me as much as it did. I’ll be honest. I used to really distrust Church leaders. I had been hurt, and I didn’t want reconciliation. When I was dating the guy I later married, I went… Continue reading

Millennial Advice: Reach Up

While facing the trials of young adulthood and making eternally important decisions, we must look up to Heavenly Father for help, peace, and direction.  The faith of many millennials has been tested as they have seen peers stray from God’s path. Elder Robert D. Hales speaks to young adults in… Continue reading

Our Heavenly Mother: Silence or Reverence?

Keeping silent about Heavenly Mother often leads to incorrect assumptions, proving more problematic than protective.  We’ve all heard explanations about why we don’t discuss Heavenly Mother. Some say that we don’t talk about her for fear of sullying her name, like the world has done to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.… Continue reading