Asking Big Questions: How Can I Know If I’ve Been Forgiven?

by Kamryn Maughan

Big Questions

Going to the Savior, Peter asked, “How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?” Jesus responded, “I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21–22). Just as we are commanded to forgive others, our merciful Heavenly Father promises to forgive us. Although we may understand this promise, it can be difficult to know if we’ve been forgiven. Three actions can help us feel God’s forgiveness: repenting, recognizing the Spirit, and reflecting on Jesus Christ. 

Asking Big Questions: How Can I Find Jesus Christ in My Studies?

by Aubrey Barzee

Big Questions

While every page of scripture testifies of Jesus Christ, actually having a Christ-centered study can be hard at times. With so many  responsibilities competing for our time, we might just read a few verses without getting much personal meaning out of them and feel satisfied that we’ve checked off “read the scriptures” for our day. Sometimes we may even find ourselves getting so caught up in deeper history or unnecessary questions that we completely miss the mark. Studying can be simple—it should fill us with the Spirit and a desire to become more like our Savior.

Asking Big Questions: How Can I Prepare for General Conference?

by Shauna Horne

Big Questions

General conference is a time for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hear from the beloved prophet and apostles. Conference weekend is always spiritually uplifting, but preparing beforehand is essential if we want to get the most out of the messages we hear.

Asking Big Questions: Why Should I Pay Tithing?

by Maddie Christensen

Big Questions

Sometimes paying a full tithe is overwhelming. With so many expenses mounting and the cost of living ever increasing, it can be daunting to give up 10% of our income. Even though we know that tithing is a commandment, recognizing why we should follow it can be difficult. 

Asking Big Questions: Why Do We Need a Living Prophet?

by Lyndie Jackson

Big Questions

Conflicts and differing opinions surround us in this world. All voices—good and bad—are amplified through social and mass media. Thankfully, the Lord has given us a voice that we can and should listen to above all others: the voice of living prophets. 

Asking Big Questions: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

by Maddie Christensen

Big Questions

In a world full of natural disasters, instability, wars, and conflicts, many people wonder why terrible things continue to happen. It feels like we are constantly being bombarded with bad news, heartache, and grief. Through our time here on Earth, we will go through various trials and tribulations that can be hard to understand. So, why do bad things happen to people who are trying to do good? There are three main reasons: 

Asking Big Questions: How Do I Help Those Going through a Faith Crisis While Staying Strong in My Testimony?

by Lyndie Jackson

Big Questions

Isaiah foresaw a time when good would be called evil and evil would be called good. We live in the time he saw—a time when noisy opinions conflict with what we know to be true. Most of us know someone who currently struggles or has struggled with these conflicting ideas, and as disciples of Jesus Christ, we can help them.

Asking Big Questions: Why Is Going to Church Important?

by Lyndie Jackson

Big Questions

Saturdays and Sundays are safeguarded days for most people. Between school, work and other activities, our weeks get hectic and weekends are reserved for relaxing with family and friends and accomplishing tasks that could not be finished during the week. But faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with members of other religions, carve out time during their weekends to attend church meetings.

Asking Big Questions: How Do I Deal with Questions I Don’t Have the Answers To?

by Craig Lindquist

Big Questions

Have you ever felt that the proverbial “windows of heaven” are too often fastened tightly shut for you? You would not be alone, as most of us have. Assuming that they are not shut because of serious misdeeds, what do we do when we need the revelation that flows through those windows but cannot get it? There is no easy answer. Even after much prayer, fasting, studying the scriptures, or conversations with priesthood leaders, answers can still be hard to find. Nevertheless, in our own struggle we can gain much understanding and appreciation for others who also search for answers from above.

Asking Big Questions: How Can I Make the Repentance Process Less Intimidating?

by Craig Lindquist

Big Questions

A friend recently asked about my thoughts on making repentance less intimidating. My immediate answer was, “Well, perhaps we should get President Nelson to stop using the words ‘daily’ and ‘repentance’ in the same sentence!”1 We both had a chuckle, but while pondering his question, I recalled my first experience with repentance. It was both challenging and liberating.