Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

by Ambree A year ago, I had the opportunity attend E.F.Y. (Especially for Youth), which is an amazing program focused on youth ages 14-18 years old. This week-long experience changed my life for the better! One class that I will never forget was about how music can be a negative or positive influence on people’s attitudes. The instructor started the class by playing a piece of music that had a beautiful arrangement of the piano, the violin, and the flute. I instantly felt peaceful, happy, and relaxed. I could feel God’s spirit enter…Read more …
Three Things I Look for in Friends

Three Things I Look for in Friends

by Andy In my LDS seminary class (a religious class that I enroll in like a class at school), my teacher told us once that in our teenage years the two areas that influence us most are the media and our friends. That made me start to think a lot about who I was keeping company with and why I was surrounding myself with those people. Personally I thought that your family would influence you more than anything because those are the people that you share your home with, but as I thought…Read more …
Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

by Lincoln Many of you may have seen the last post by my twin sister, Rachel, titled Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men. Let’s be honest guys, it was good to hear what girls find attractive. It’s good to think about areas to improve and hey - physical appearance didn’t even make it into their top 5 so we’re already winning. I thought it would be cool to give a perspective from a guy’s point of view. Two weeks ago, I asked young men around my age, what they looked…Read more …
Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

by Rachel (Ladies, check out my brother's blog Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women) This past month while writing this blog, I wanted to find out what qualities girls look for in boys they date and what is most important in a future spouse. So I texted a bunch of the girls in my contacts, and I asked the question on my Facebook page. Now, while this isn’t a scientific study, it seems to be a pretty good measuring stick. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws,…Read more …
To Play or Not to Play

To Play or Not to Play

by Lincoln I believe sports are one of God’s gifts to us here on earth. Sports are recreational activities that provide wholesome entertainment and people like to participate. However, every professional sport, and even some college, high school, and little league sports play games on Sundays. But what’s the big deal? Isn’t Sunday just like any other day of the week? No, Sunday is the Sabbath Day; a day set aside by God to be a day of worship and rest. To put it into the words of the scriptures, “And on the…Read more …
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 …
What is Agency?

What is Agency?

by Whitney “It is our choices that show us who we are, far more than our abilities.”– Albus Dumbledore All of us made the choice to be on God’s side, that is why we are here! God allows us to make our own decisions because He loves us! Agency is the gift given to everyone on earth from God; it is the ability to choose right from wrong and act for one’s self. We come to earth to be tested, and to see if we will use our agency to show our love…Read more …