"Written by Rachelle J. Christensen"

Why It's a Bad Idea to Teach Teens to Never Say "No" to a First Date

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I was taught, as were many girls, that you should always say yes to a boy who asks you to a dance and even ...


As Our Parents Age: 10 Ways to Make Each Moment Count

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Mormon Life

The following article originally ran on  LDS Living  in 2015. My father-in-law, Francis Christens...


One Overlooked Invitation from President Nelson + How It Can Change Your Life

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Recently, President Nelson encouraged all women of the Church , “I urge you to study the current Relief Soc...


10 Ways to Read the Book of Mormon Before the End of the Year

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Mormon Life

President Nelson issued an invitation in the October general women’s session inviting all to read the Book ...


When Your Friend Leaves the Church: 7 Ways to Cope and Comfort

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When one of my friends announced on social media that she no longer had a testimony of the Church, I was sh...


What I Learned When a Boy Called My 8-Year-Old Daughter "Sexy" (+8 Ways to Help Your Children Love Their Bodies)

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In this time when our bodies are portrayed as imperfect and unworthy, learn how you can help your daughters...


10 Ways to Help Teens Get More from Church

by Rachelle J. Christensen

Our youth are magnificent, but we need to tap into their potential, ensuring that they will grow to love th...


5 New Twists for Your Wedding Celebration

by Rachelle J. Christensen | Fun

1. The Sparkler Send-Off Instead of throwing rice when the new couple prepares to leave, hold a sparkler se...


What to Do When You’ve Already Pinched the Penny: 20 Helpful Hints for Raising a Family in Our Economy

by Rachelle J. Christensen | How-to

Check out this hilarious video of a family that went to extremes--watering down milk, making fake offbrand ...


3 Ways to teach Your Children the Importance of Giving

by Rachelle J. Christensen

The Case of the Christmas Advertisement An unsuspecting parent brings the mail inside the house and tosses ...