LDS Teen Dating

LDS Teen Dating

One of the things that might change when you join the church is how you date. Ask your leaders for a copy of “For the Strength of Youth,” a pamphlet that teaches LDS youth standards that will keep them safe as they work toward adulthood. LDS teens are asked to avoid...
Institute of Religion

Institute of Religion

I started college less than six months after joining the church. Because I graduated a year early, I started a local school, but knew no one. Soon after starting, I met an LDS student in the LDS section of the college library, and she introduced me to the Institute of...

Seminary

The last thing my new LDS friends convinced me to attend was seminary. After all, it was held very early in the morning before school and I was not a morning person. As strong as my new testimony was, I wasn’t sure it was strong enough to make me get out of bed before...

Learning the Language of Prayer

Although your previous religion, like many others, may have encouraged prayers to be said in modern language, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asks it members to use a special prayer language—that of the King James Bible, and given to us in the examples...

Making Prayers Meaningful

When I first joined the church, I was accustomed to reciting my prayers, perhaps with a few “please blesses” tacked on for good measure. Now the missionaries wanted me to offer a very personal prayer, a conversation between God and me. I found this challenging to do...

Overcoming Family Challenges

“Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.”—The Family: A Proclamation to the World God planned family as the best...
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