Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person?Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself that way, I bet you’re compassionate at least some of the time (e.g., when you’re well-rested and not in a hurry), or with certain people in your life (e.g., with your closest friends). Compassion can be thought of as a mental state or an orientation towards suffering (your own or others’) that includes four components: Bringing attention or awareness to recognizing that there is suffering Read More.
Sara Walker currently lives in Amity, Oregon. She served in the Chicago Illinois North mission, met her husband at BYU-Idaho, and has a been striving to improve her marriage and help her husband overcome his addiction to pornography.Enter Sara…Dear Bishop,Thank you for your service as a bishop in the Church. I believe you were called of God to your calling for such a time as this. We need people who are willing to be on the front lines in the battle for families and individuals against sexual Read More.
“Life in today’s world can be at times so complicated and the challenges so overwhelming as to be beyond our individual capacity to resolve them,” noted Elder Richard G. Scott.We have some problems that we just can’t see our way through. We are reminded too often that our capacity is not sufficient to solve the dilemmas at hand.Sometimes it is not only the problem that is hard; it is that my sense of inadequacy grows bigger before it. The problem is tough—and, to make matters worse, I can’t find Read More.
What’s your reaction if I tell you that you are the sweetest, finest, brightest, most talented and beautiful person I have ever known?You will probably have several reactions: It’s nice to be appreciated. It feels good. I’m not sure you know me very well. Or you don’t know the real me. I have lots of faults and limitations. I’ll be a little anxious when I’m around you for fear you will find evidence that your high appraisal of me was mistaken. Or I will choose easy tasks so I can appear to be Read More.
Some may wonder what priesthood authority, if any, women have in a church where only men are ordained to priesthood office and preside as priesthood leaders, but women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have always had priesthood authority.Although this authority has been a revealed part of the Church from the beginning, it has not always been clearly understood by many Church members. This article seeks to clarify this important doctrine by explaining three ways women have Read More.