What Rules Do I Follow in Dating?

What Rules Do I Follow in Dating?

By Andy My friend’s dad has a rule for my friend and I when it comes to dating. He calls it the “2-for-1 Rule”. It is where you can take a girl on a date twice, but you cannot take her on date number three until after you have taken another lucky young lady on a date. This may seem like a silly rule, but I am glad that I have it to follow. This rule is important because, as it says in my faith’s guide for youth called For the Strength of…Read more …
Can Families Be Together Forever?

Can Families Be Together Forever?

By Rachel A couple of months ago, one of our family friends passed away from breast cancer. This was a very troubling time because she left behind a loving husband and five children. Can you imagine losing your mom at age 17, 15, 13, 8, or 6? How would you cope with such a traumatic experience? Who is going send that little boy on his first date knowing he’s wearing deodorant? Who is going to get that little girl ready on her wedding day? Our moms do so much for us that often…Read more …
Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

by Douglas (Guest Blogger) For as long as I can remember I have wanted to volunteer as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The question was never IF I would serve a mission, the question was more where would I be going to serve a mission. I have always known that a mission was the right thing to do and my dad has constantly told me that there are things you will learn on a mission that you will not learn anywhere else. I have a love for…Read more …
Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

By Ryan Anyone who has ever competed in sports could probably tell you that playing to the best of their abilities is almost impossible after eating multiple pieces of cake or pizza. I had this experience first-hand. A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted to join my school’s track team. From the very beginning my coach told me that I would need to eat a lot healthier if I wanted to succeed and see improvement in my racing. At first, I followed my coach’s advice, and I continually saw improvement…Read more …
Faith In the Lord

Faith In the Lord

By Kaitlyn – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 This is my all time favorite scripture. I love it because of the message it shares. It teaches about trust and faith in the Lord. If we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then he can direct our life in the way that will be most beneficial to us. Sometimes faith may be difficult but it will always be worth…Read more …
Does God Really Answer Prayers?

Does God Really Answer Prayers?

I’m sure that you have probably heard the saying “Nothing is truly lost until mom can’t find it.” Well I know for a fact that that saying is true. However, whenever I can't find something and my mom doesn’t know where it is, she always asks me this question: “Did you pray?” Prayer is something very special to me, and I know that I would be lost without it. When I pray I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me. I know that God hears and answers our prayers because He we are…Read more …
Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

By Aaron (Guest Blogger) Growing up as a kid I was always told that I couldn’t hang out with friends or play certain video games on Sunday. At the time it just seemed like another dumb rule that my parents had implemented just because they could. Over time, as I matured, I was able to see the importance of these rules. It not only made the Lord happy, but it blessed my life. It took a while for this valuable principle to stick, but I was able to see the importance of it…Read more …
How to Find a Lost Key

How to Find a Lost Key

By Ben T. I am a speed skater. At the Olympic Oval, where I train, I have a locker to keep things safe that are valuable to me. The front desk lends us a lock and key we can use if we agree to pay for the key or lock if it is lost. I made sure to keep my key on a lanyard that I took with me every day to train. One day after practice I looked at my lanyard and saw that my key wasn’t there! I searched the halls…Read more …
What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

by Karli On April 26th 2014, one of my very best friends got baptized. It was such a neat experience for her but it didn’t only affect her, it affected me as well. When she came out of the water she was just glowing and I could tell that she just seemed happier. All of this wouldn’t have happened without missionary work. “We don’t expect [member missionaries] to be perfect, but they need to be anxious, willing and committed to serve.” (The Essential Role of Member Missionary Work by M. Russell Ballard in the…Read more …
Why Does God Give Us Commandments?

Why Does God Give Us Commandments?

by Collin One universal rule of hiking is to stay on the trail. Last summer, I was on a hike with a few of my cousins in a forest in West Virginia. Just a few yards off the trail that we were hiking, was a large vine hanging from a tree, perfect for swinging on. The five of us took our turns riding the vine, and pushing each other back and forth, each of us trying to swing higher and farther than the person before. Eventually, a few other hikers walked up to…Read more …