3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

By Whitney Life is crazy--I’m sure any high school student would agree. There is school, homework, sports, work, family, church things, and the list just goes on. There is one lesson that I believe God has been trying to teach me for a long time, and I think I am finally starting to get it. That lesson is to put God first, and everything else will work out. In Philippians 4:13 it says “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.” I know that with the help of our Savior we…Read more …
The Beauty of the Temple

The Beauty of the Temple

by Lincoln  Many people wonder what life after earth is like. Some believe in heaven and hell. Others believe there is nothing. Many people aren’t sure. But I know that through the blessings of the temple, families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. Here on earth, God has commanded for there to be temples built all across the world. Temples are the most sacred and special buildings to our Heavenly Father, and within their walls, we are able to make eternal promises with Him. One of these sacred ordinances includes eternal…Read more …
What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ Really All About?

What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ Really All About?

by Whitney One time my little three-year-old sister and I were watching the Disney movie, Tangled. When the classic Disney castle came on the screen she got really excited, pointed at the screen and said, “It’s the temple!” I smiled and told her that it was just a castle, and we watched the movie. That experience really made me think. I realized that although the castle on the screen may not be a temple, the temples are castles. Why? Because they are God’s house, and He is a king. Every week the Young…Read more …
What do People do in Mormon Temples?

What do People do in Mormon Temples?

by Ben T. Everybody looks at the jaw dropping beauty of the LDS temples, but do they know what the purpose of the building is? I’ve been asked questions by some of my friends who have been curious about what goes on inside the temple. I hadn’t really thought about it until then, and it makes sense that they would be curious.  There are many reasons we choose to go to the beautiful buildings. Temples are a place of peace and worship where we make promises with Heavenly Father. Here are some of the main…Read more …
Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

by Whitney I come from a big family. I am the oldest of six kids—three boys and three girls. My parents were married and sealed in the Latter-Day Saint Salt Lake temple. We believe this means our family can be together forever. My family is so important to me and I don’t know where I would be without them.  In the scriptures we read about families since the very beginning with Adam and Eve. In the Book of Mormon, a companion scripture to the bible and another testament of Jesus Christ, it says…Read more …
Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

by Ambree It was summer break, and out of the blue my mom announced to my brother and sisters to get dressed and eat breakfast, because we were going on a temple tour. We looked at each other wondering what a "temple tour" meant exactly. We quickly got ready and jumped in the car. First, we drove up to the Oquirrh Mountain, Utah temple. In my faith the temple is literally the "house of the Lord.” The primary purpose of the temple is to provide a dedicated place where sacred ordinances needed for…Read more …
What is Better Than Time with Our Family?

What is Better Than Time with Our Family?

By Ben L. One time my Mom was having a rough day so my little brother Cayden got up and gave her a hug with all his love.  Then my sister got up and hugged her, too. This prompted us all to join in for a huge family group hug. Soon enough we had my mom feeling better and we had a great rest of the day together. Moments like that make me feel so glad to be spending the rest of my life, and even our life after death, with my family. In my…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 …
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 …