January 5, 2017
Becoming a “Repentant Dater” Might Just Save Your Love Life premium
I have long believed that if dating were fun, no one would get married. Dating is an institution riddled with confused feelings and bad communication, and I don’t blame anyone who decides to give it up. However, is what we risk by not dating greater than we realize? In a talk in my ward last […]
December 14, 2016
7 Christmas Traditions You’ll Only Find in Utah premium
This post was originally published on the Temple Square blog by Amalia Reyes.  Christmas is next week, and if you’re in our neck of the woods, there are some great things to do with family and friends. Here are just a few! Watching the Lights Turn on at Temple Square This may go without saying, […]
May 8, 2016
What My Mission Taught Me About Motherhood premium
I had the privilege of training another missionary while I was serving my mission. I was pretty young in the mission myself and I was terrified at the prospect of training another missionary but still excited for the opportunity. In my mission, and in many other missions, we had the tradition of referring to our […]
April 30, 2016
What I Wish I Had Known the First Time I Caught My Husband Looking at Porn premium
When I was a 24-year-old new mom I caught my husband looking at pornography on our computer for the very first time. I didn’t know anything about pornography addiction. The Internet was brand new. Who knew this smut even existed on this thing called the World Wide Web? I naively believed him when he told […]
January 17, 2016
​One Punctuation Mark Changes How You Read “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” premium
I would like to take a moment to call your attention to a microscopic fragment of English syntax that recently snagged my soul a little: the colon. Or this thingy [ : ]. Let me first define the technical grammatical powers of these two neatly stacked specks, and then I will explain why this tiny […]
June 20, 2015
A Letter to Dads in a World that Doesn’t Get Fatherhood premium
Image via the LDS Media Library.  Dear dads, This one’s for you. The men who step through the door like clockwork at the end of every workday and try to slip out of work clothes while children climb over and clamor around you. The men who stay at home and hold children in your arms, change […]
June 14, 2015
3 Tips to Support a Friend Whose Spouse is Leaving the Church premium
This is part two of a recent post entitled: “Deciding To Love: Making It Through Your Spouse’s Faith Transition”, from an anonymous contributor. Part 1 can be read here. The full article is available at, and has been re-posted here with permission.   “What if you and your spouse are doing great, but you have a […]
June 11, 2015
Deciding To Love: Making It Through Your Spouse’s Faith Transition premium
The reality is that there aren’t a lot of easy answers. I don’t always know how my husband and I are going to handle it tomorrow or next year or ten years from now, so I don’t want to pretend that I have everything figured out, but what I can offer is a list of […]
May 12, 2015
Read This Touching Poem from a Daughter to Her Mom premium
My Mom and I haven’t always been close. In fact, when I heard other girls say that their mom was their best friend, I never thought I’d be able to say the same thing. I wish I could take back the times that I distanced myself from her. But the older I grew, the more […]
April 27, 2015
Alarming Attacks on the Family You Need to Know About premium
Recently, I returned from attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. I have walked the halls of the UN, sat in on countless discussions from panelists from all over the world, as well as participated in meetings with world ambassadors and their committee affairs members. I’m writing about some of […]