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Romney faces fierce fight for the right

by Michael Finnegan | People

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has fought for months to unite social conservatives behind his bid fo...

YW Lesson 22: Counseling with the Lord

by Richard G. Scott, "Recognizing Answers to Prayer," New Era, Aug 2003, 5 | Young Women

Across from me a woman sat sobbing. With tear-filled eyes, she told me, "I don't know what I believe anymor...

The Teen Years

by Ronald John Zirker, Parent and Teen: Teamed for Success, 21-39. | Parenting

"There is no way my teen could possibly hold down a job at sixteen--he can't even follow through on one tas...

How Grandparents Succeed

by William B. Smart, Messages for a Happier Life, 95-97. | Parenting

Every day funerals honor men and women who achieve no fame beyond their circle of family and friends, but w...

Remarriage and Combined Families

by R. Lanier Britsch, Terrance D. Olson, Counseling: A Guide to Helping Others, vol. 2, 172-186. | Marriage & Relationships Parenting

Approximately one out of every five children under the age of eighteen currently lives in a single-parent f...

Selfless Service (Spencer W. Kimball 8)

by M. Russell Ballard, "O Be Wise," Ensign, Nov 2006, 17-20 | Relief Society/Priesthood

Brothers and sisters, while I was studying the Book of Mormon recently, one of the teachings of the prophet...

Confessions of a Halfhearted Home Teacher

by Richard J. Marshall, Home Teaching with Purpose and Power, 1-13. | LDS Life

"You're serious? You really want me to tell you what's wrong with the Church's home teaching program?" The ...

YW Lesson 42: Courage to Try

by Gordon B. Hinckley, "A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth," Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2 | Young Women

I think there never before was a meeting anything like this in this Church. There are so many of you here t...

YM Lesson 41: Sexual Purity

by Gordon B. Hinckley, "A Tragic Evil among Us," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 59 | Young Men

My dear brethren, it is good to be with you in this very large priesthood meeting. I suppose this is the la...

YW Lesson 39: Drug Abuse

by Colleen Whitley, "I'm Not Hurting You," New Era, Apr. 1995, 44 | Young Women

"It's my life! I'm not hurting anybody else." What most amazed everyone was that John seemed so sincere whe...