Teaching Young People the Value of Chastity

Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "God has commanded that children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony." In today's culture, most people consider sex before marriage normal. Movies, television shows, and popular music all reflect this. God, however, has not rescinded the strict standard of chastity he taught in the Bible. The Proclamation...
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Finding God and the Messiah

In this inspiring 9 minute video a Jewish man tells how he sought God, and in finding Him he also found that Jesus was the Messiah the Jews have long sought.  His quest started when he embarked on an odyssey that took him from Buffalo to southern Oregon to Mexico to San Francisco, and back to Oregon.  Searching all along the way, he truly fulfilled the words of the song, "If with all your heart ye truly seek me, Ye shall ever surely find me."  And he found two life-long and dearest friends a...
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How Do You Deal with Hardship During Christmas?

By Rachel R. There came a point in my childhood where I became so ill that a long hospital stay was needed. It was a common occurrence because of my chronic health condition, but this time I remember being heartbroken because I would be hospitalized over Christmas. My favorite holiday could have ended up being devastating—being trapped within confined boundaries, having my schedule compacted with medical treatments and tests, visits by overbearing practitioners, and not having enough sleep. T...
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How Can I Read the Bible and Understand It?

By Stephanie L. The Bible is a big book and you may not know where to start as you attempt to meaningfully study it. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Make a plan that incorporates one or more of the approaches listed below and try it out. This way you can take it in bite-size pieces and start to understand what God would want you to understand. It takes work to learn of God; but that's the point, right? We tend to value what we work for. Each year I try to focus my studies of th...
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What’s the Point of Reading the Scriptures?

By Ashley D. I love to read, but I admit that I don’t typically get caught up in the scriptures like I do with a bestselling novel. While I believe God would like me to study the Bible and Book of Mormon with great intensity, I’ve often asked myself, “What’s the point of reading the scriptures?” I recently found one pretty solid answer. In the book of 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, the prophet Nephi is delivering a message to his people where he describes what he calls the “doctrine of Christ...
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Passion Week: Why Did Jesus Have to Die for Us?

By Logan Today is one of the most sacred days in all Christianity, the day that Jesus was crucified. This event marked the consummation of the Savior’s earthly ministry, the fulfillment of a centuries-old prophecy that, just as God had brought physical liberation to the ancient Israelites in Egypt, he would also bring spiritual redemption to all those who earnestly followed him. Many of my friends in India often wonder what made Jesus different from the rest of the ancient prophets. The ev...
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