My sister, Melinda Ashton, gave a talk at BYU Women's Conference last spring, and it is finally up on their website. I'm so glad because I just want to watch it over and over. She teaches how to hear God's voice in your life and how to know He loves you. Such an inspiring, spiritual, and educational talk. I hope you love it as much as I do!…/61c3263f-563b-4cc2-a8b6-aa91cd65b68d…#

Melinda Ashton gives the address "The Holy Ghost: Direction, Correction, and Warning".

I'm so excited to share a Why i Believe essay written by my grandmother 62 years ago!

My grandmother was a woman of great faith who loved the Lord with all her heart. This is the story of how she was converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Need some amazing ideas for your family reunion this summer? Here they are!…/top-10-family-reunion-id…

Need some ideas to make your next family reunion more memorable and fun? Here are 10 amazing ones including a free printable!

I know Christmas is over, but if you want to feel the Spirit and learn more about Christ, I very much recommend this article, written by my super smart sister! If you're like me, you probably want to have the Christmas Spirit in your heart every day of the year anyway!

This beautiful Christmas letter shows how celebrating Jesus as an infant at Christmas time reminds us that we are also spiritual infants, in need of Christ's guidance and grace. Read this to bring...

It's been a while since I've published anything - I've had a busy summer with 2 of my kids getting married! Hopefully I'm getting back into the swing of things now and will have more time to blog. Today I am sharing an essay by a scientist (my mom) about why she believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the LDS Church. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!…/28/why-i-believe-by-bari/

Interested in learning why a scientist would believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Read this essay!

Good King Benjamin

This post is part of my Book of Mormon story series. To see all the stories in this series, click on the “Scripture Stories” tab at the top of the page. To see a timeline of how all the stories fit together, go HERE. For a flow chart showing the different groups of people in the Book of Mormon and where they lived, go… [ 1837 more words. ]

Know a college student or a newlywed? Point them towards this series which will help them learn to cook for themselves. Or just use it for some easy meal plans for your family!

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101 Best Books of All Time

A few months ago a friend challenged me on Facebook to name my 10 favorite books. 10 favorite books? Who can narrow it down to just 10? I looked through my memory and my personal library and came up with at least 100 books that I have absolutely loved. There are probably quite a few more that I could add to this list, and perhaps I should have titled this article “101 Best Books that I Could Think of Offhand” or something of that nature. [ 5155 more words. ]

Just wrote a bunch of questions to help my kids as they decide on their marriage partners. Print them out for free in this post!

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375 Questions to Ask Before Marriage

In Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte tells Elizabeth, “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance…. It is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.” Although this statement is amusing in the story, it is not one with which I agree in real life. In my experience, it is best to know a person as well as you possibly can before getting married, thus enabling you to make a better decision and also to have less unpleasant surprises after the wedding. [ 5165 more words. ]

Would you like to draw closer to Christ this Christmas season. Here is a FREE PRINTABLE advent calendar to help you!

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Family History 101

Have you been wanting to get started doing Family History work, but don’t know how? Have you attended classes at church on how to do Family History work and never gotten past the tutorial on how to sign in to your Family Search account? Are you wondering how to actually find names to do work for? Well, I have the answer for you! [ 112 more words. ]

New Book of Mormon story today! Includes a FREE PRINTABLE flow chart showing the different groups of people mentioned in the Books of Mosiah and Omni. Find it here:

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Need an idea for a new FHE Chart for your family or to give as a gift this Christmas? Here are the best ones out there:

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It's unbelievable to me that it is legal to advertise porn. I think the making and distribution of porn should be illegal for the same reason that prostitution is illegal: the people in it are being paid to have sex. Pornography is so harmful to those who use it and to our society as a whole! #FighttheNewDrug…/hey-pornhub-were-not-buyi…

Hey, Pornhub. We’re Not Buying It. Yesterday, the massive online porn site Pornhub unveiled their first big money billboard in New York City’s legendary Times Square. (By the way, ad space in Times...

Develop a battle plan to keep your children safe from internet pornography! Free printable included.

Worried about how to protect your children from the influences of internet pornography? Here are some battle plans to teach them to keep themselves safe.