3 ways to help us learn from General Conference

Three basic concepts that may help us to better receive, remember, and apply the words spoken by the Lord’s servants, according to Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

  1. Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference.
  2. Don’t discount a message merely because it sounds familiar.
  3. The words spoken at general conference should be a compass that points the way for us during the coming months.

10 ways to strengthen your testimony

10 observations and suggestions to strengthening our testimonies, according to Cecil O. Samuelson, Jr:

  1. Everyone has worth because we are all children of God.
  2. Change of heart occurs gradually and in response to specific questions, experiences, and concerns as well as by our study and prayer.
  3. Purpose of life is to be tested and stretched.
  4. Trust the things we believe in or know to sustain us in times of uncertainty.
  5. Gaining a testimony is a progression along the continuum of hoping, believing, and knowing.
  6. Teaching someone else what we know strengthens our own testimony.
  7. Do the little but necessary things daily and regularly
  8. We should not have higher standards for others than we do for ourselves.
  9. Remember being too hard on yourself when you make a mistake can be negative
  10. We must be clear that the Atonement of Christ is fully and continuously operative for each of us.