Readings by Topic

 

Atonement

 

Beauty for Ashes: The Atonement of Jesus Christ – Bruce C. Hafen, Former Provost at BYU – Ensign April 1990

Believing Christ – (Book) by Stephen E. Robinson, Professor BYU – Deseret Book1992

Healing = Courage+Action+Grace  – Jonathan G. Sandberg – NYU Professor School of Family Science – Devotional Address – January 2014 – (How to heal spiritual and emotional wounds). (Text, Video and Audio)

His Grace Is Sufficient - Brad Wilcox - Sunday School General Board and BYU Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education – BYU Devotional - July 12, 2011 – (Not giving up) (Text, Audio & Video)

In the Strength of the Lord  - David A. Bednar – then Pres of BYU-ID, Devotional Jan. 2002– (not the BYU Dev. October 23, 2001) – The enabling power of the Atonement (Text)

The Continuous Atonement (Book) by Brad Wilcox – Associate Professor BYU - Deseret Book 2009 – (how the Atonement really works in our lives)

The Infinite Atonement (Book) by Tad R. Callister – Presidency of the Seventy – Deseret Book 2000 – (further understanding of the Atonement)

 

Chastity

 

A Matter of a Few Degrees – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf – General Conference April 2008 – (Small errors can impact our lives) (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

A Return to Virtue – Elaine S. Dalton – Young Women General President – General Conference October 2008 – (Leading a virtuous life) – (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Avoid It – Lynn G. Robbins –Of the Seventy BYU Devotional 17 September 2013, (don’t resist temptation, avoid it entirely)

Moral Discipline – D. Todd Christofferson - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles  October 2009 General Conference – (self discipline and agency) (Text, Audio & Video)

On the Edge  - President James E. Faust, Second Counselor of the First Presidency Oct. 1995 General Conference – New Era, Feb. 1997 – (risky behavior, making excuses) (Text)

Stewardship - a Sacred Trust – Quentin L. Cook - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – October 2009 General Conference – (accountability and chastity) (Text, Audio & Video)

We Are All Enlisted – Jeffrey R. Holland - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2011 – (chastity and virtue) – (Text, Audio, Video & IPod) 

We Believe in Being Chaste – David A. Bednar - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference April 2013 –(why chastity is important, the natural man) - (Text, Video & Audio)

Ye are the Temple of God – David A. Bednar – President Ricks College – 11 January 2000 - (sacredness of the body) (Text & Audio)

Zion Is the Pure in Heart – Elaine S. Dalton – Young Women General President 13 September 2009 – Fireside – (defining moments, virtue) (Text & Audio)

 

Commitment/Honor Code

 

Aims of a BYU Education – “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work and the power to appreciate life.”  --Brigham Young (Text)

BYU Mission Statement - Approved by the BYU Board of Trustees - November 4, 1981 (Text)

Codes and Covenants – President Gordon B. Hinckley - First Counselor in the First Presidency BYU Devotional October 18, 1994.  (Commitment, Honor Code) - (Text & Audio)

Dally Up: Finding Our Anchor in Turbulent Times – Casey Peterson, BYU Associate Dean of Students – BYU Devotional – May 5, 2015  (finding strength in commitments)

Holy Places – Kevin J. Worthen, President BYU – BYU  Hawaii Devotional 1 September 2015

Meeting the Challenges of Today's World – Robert D. Hales - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - General Conference October 2015

Pastry, Chalk, Circles, and Other Words to Live By - Sarah Westerberg - Associate Dean of Students at BYU – BYU Devotional  - December 2, 2008. – (keeping our word even when it is difficult) - (Text, Audio & Video)

The BYU Experience – President Gordon B. Hinckley – BYU Devotional November 4, 1997.  (Blessings of the BYU Environment) (Text & Audio)

What is it that We Honor? - Cecil O. Samuelson – BYU President - Devotional September 12, 2006 - Honor Code –(examples of the apostles of old) (Text & Audio)

Where Will It Lead? - Dallin H. Oaks - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Devotional November 9, 2004. – (choices, responsibility, complicity) - (Text, Audio & Video)

 

Hope/Change

 

Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease – David A. Bednar - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference – April 2014  (Enduring and Commitment)

Healing = Courage+Action+Grace– Jonathan G. Sandberg – NYU Professor School of Family Science – Devotional Address – January 2014 – (how to heal emotional and spiritual wounds), (Text, Video and Audio)

Learning to Succeed in Life - Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - Devotional September 15, 1998.  - Decision, Learning and the Spirit - (Text, Audio & Video – BYUtv)

Live by Faith and Not by Fear – Quentin L. Cook - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2007

Live Right Now – Gerrit W. Gong – BYU Assistant to the President for Planning and Assessment - Devotional address was given on 20 March 2007 – Choosing and Promptings (Text & Audio)

Lost and Found – Mark Alden Callister BYU Professor Communications – BYU Devotional October 7, 2014  (Obedience)

Of Regrets and ResolutionsPresident Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency October 2012 General Conference – Hope, Choices and Attitude (Video, Audio & Text)

Successfully Failing: Pursuing Our Quest for Perfection  – Kevin J. Worthen, BYU President BYU Devotional – January 6, 2015 (Commitment and Obedience)

The Greatest Generation of Young Adults – M. Russell Ballard - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - General Conference April 2015

To Live Well – Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – BYU Spring Commencement April 2011 – Character and Principles to live by (Text)

Yes, We Can and Will Win! – Ulisses Soares – Of the Presidency of the Seventy - General Conference April 2015

You Can Do It Now! - Dieter F. Uchtdorf  Of The First Presidency – General Conference October 2013  (Obedience)

 

Integrity/Honesty

 

A Life Founded in Light and Truth - Henry B. Eyring - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles July 2001 Ensign - Integrity (Text)

A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth – President Gordon B. Hinckley - April 2001 Liahona – (honor and integrity), (Text)

As Good As Our Bond - Sheldon F. Child – Of the Second Quorum of the Seventy - April 1997 General Conference – (honesty),  (Text, Audio & Video)

Balm of Gilead - Boyd K. Packer - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - October 1987 General Conference – (integrity and commitment), (Text, Audio & Video)

Be Honest - David A. Bednar - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles- October 2005 New Era - Integrity (Text & Audio)

Cheating - William L. Kibler - Associate Director of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. The Chronicle of Higher Education – Archives – Nov. 11, 1992 (Web - Text)

Ethics and Honesty - David B. Haight - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - October 1987 General Conference – (honesty, integrity and faith) (Text, Audio & Video)

Honesty - a Moral Compass – James E. Faust – General Conference October 1996 (honesty),  (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Honesty - The Heart of Spirituality - Neil L. Andersen - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Devotional September 13, 2011.  – (spiritual gifts and growth), (Text & Audio)

Integrity– Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - Delivered at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on May 7, 2010. (the code of West Point), (Text)

Integrity - Cecil O. Samuelson - BYU President - September 14, 2004.  (integrity issues on campus, Honor Code), (Text, Audio & Video)

Integrity - Honoring Our Word - Steven C. Wheelwright - BYU-Hawaii President - Devotional Brigham Young University-Hawaii - January 12, 2010 (Integrity – it’s relevance and qualities), (Text)

Integrity of Heart - Russell M. Nelson - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - BYU Devotional - February 23, 1993.  – (great examples of “sequential stress”), (Text & Audio)

Integrity - the Mother of Many Virtues - Elder James E. Faust - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - May 1982- Ensign –(Law of the Harvest), (Text)

On My Honor – President Spencer W. Kimball – April 1979 Ensign – (Honor) (Text)

On the Responsible Self - Robert S. Wood – Of the Seventy - March 2002 Ensign,  (Integrity),  (Text)

Standards of Strength – President Thomas S. Monson – New Era October 2008 (Audio & IPod)

The Abundant Life – President Spencer W. Kimball - June 1979 Liahona – (Integrity),  (Text)

The Blessing of Scripture - D. Todd Christofferson - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - April 2010 General Conference – (integrity and responsibility),  (Text, Audio & Video)

The Eternal Importance of Honesty - Richard J. Maynes - Of the Seventy - April 2010 Ensign, (honesty and integrity), (Text & Audio)

The Great Symbol of Our Membership – President Howard W. Hunter - November 1994 Liahona – (integrity and faith), (Text)

The Pathway of Discipleship - Neal A. Maxwell - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles September 1998 Ensign – (honesty and integrity) (Text)

We Believe in Being Honest – President Gordon B. Hinckley – First Counselor in the First Presidency – Ensign October 1990 – (stealing, lying, coveting), (Text)

What I Wish Every New Member Knew—and Every Longtime Member Remembered Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles- October 2006 Liahona – (Integrity and Virtue) (Text)  

 

Modesty/Dress & Grooming

 

Anchors of Testimony – Mary N. Cook – First Counselor Young Women General Presidency – General Conference April 2008 – Modesty & Obedience (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Be Honest in All Behavior - Dallin H. Oaks – BYU President – Devotional - January 30, 1973.  (honesty, dress and grooming), (Text & Audio)

Modesty: A Timeless Principle for All – Silvia H. Allred – First Counselor Relief Society General Presidency – Ensign July 2009 – (the way we dress demonstrates our understanding of the gospel) - (Text & IPod)

Modesty: Reverence for the Lord – Robert D. Hales - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – Ensign August 2008 – (the message we send by how we dress)– (Text & IPod)

Outward Expressions of the Inner Self - Cecil O. Samuelson – BYU President BYU Devotional - January 13, 2004 – (example, grooming) (Text, Audio & Video)

Prepare for the Blessings of the Temple – Russell M. Nelson - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - Ensign October 2010 – (obedience & modesty) – (Text)

Reverencing Womanhood – Susan Bednar – BYU-Idaho – Six-Stake Fireside – September 16, 2001 – (modesty, dress/grooming (Text)

To Young Women – Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2005 – (obedience & modesty) - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Ye are the Temple of God – David A. Bednar – President Ricks College – 11 January 2000 – (Body, agency, tattoos) (Text & Audio)

 

Obedience 

 

Anchors of Testimony – Mary N. Cook – First Counselor Young Women General Presidency – General Conference April 2008 – Modesty & Obedience (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

An Example of the Believers – President Thomas S. Monson – Second Counselor in the First Presidency - October 1992 General Conference- Honor (Text, Audio & Video)

Arise and Shine Forth – Ann M. Dibb – Second Counselor Young Women General Presidency – General Conference April 2012 – Obedience and Confidence - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease – David A. Bednar - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference – April 2014  (Enduring and Obedience)

Believe, Obey, and Endure – President Thomas S. Monson – General Conference April 2012 - Believe and Obedience – (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Choices – President James E. Faust - Second Counselor in the First Presidency – Ensign, May 2004 - Choices and Agency (Text & Audio)

Choose Eternal Life – Randal K. Bennett - Of the Seventy – October 2011 – Ensign - Choices and Consequences (Text, Audio & Video)

Constructing Spiritual Stability – Dale G. Renlund – Of the Seventy – BYU Devotional September 16, 2014 – Obedience (Text, Audio & Video)

Following Christ – (Book) by Stephen E. Robinson, Professor BYU – Deseret Book1995 – ISBN 1-57345-059-6

Free Forever, to Act for Themselves – D. Todd Christofferson - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2014 – Obedience Agency (Text, Audio & Video)

If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments  - Robert D. Hales – Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference April 2014 – Obedience (Text, Audio & Video)

Let Him Do It with Simplicity – L. Tom Perry -  Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2008 – Obedience & Word of Wisdom - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Lost and Found – Mark Alden Callister BYU Professor Communications – BYU Devotional October 7, 2014  (Obedience)

Love and Law – Dallin H. Oaks – Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – October 2009 Ensign - Unity of God’s Love and His Laws (Text, Audio & Video)

O That Cunning Plan of the Evil One – M. Russell Ballard - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - General Conference October 2010 – Obedience & Word of Wisdom - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Quick to Observe - David A. Bednar - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – Devotional May 10, 2005. - Observing and Discernment (Text & Audio)

Priesthood Power – President Thomas S. Monson – General Conference April 2011 Language and Obedience - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Stay by the Tree – Kevin W. Pearson – Of the Seventy - General Conference April 2015

Steadfast and Immovable, Always Abounding in Good Works – David A. Bednar – Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - January 2008 New Era - Covenants and Commitment (Text & Audio)

The Bitter Cup and the Bloody Baptism - Jeffrey R. Holland – BYU President – Devotional  - January 13, 1987. - Living a Principled Life (Text & Audio)

The Four Steps on the Stairway to Heaven – Dan Clark – CEO of The Art of Significance Leadership Development Corp. – BYU Devotional – 30 September 2014

True Doctrine, Understood, Changes Attitudes  and Behavior – Todd B. Park – Professor  Ancient Scripture – BYU Devotional  January 20, 2015 (Obedience and Participate)

Walking in the Light of the Lord – President Gordon B. Hinckley - November 1998 Ensign Self-discipline and integrity - (Text, Audio & Video)

With Holiness of Heart - Bonnie D. Parkin – Relief Society General President - October 2002 General Conference - Integrity and Self-discipline (Text)

Why We Must Be Wholeheartedly Holy – Kerry M. Muhlestein BYU Professor Ancient Scripture – BYU Devotional May 12, 2015 – (Obedience and worldliness)

 

Participation/Service 

 

Concern for the One – Joseph B. Wirthlin - Quorum of the Twelve – General Conference April 2008 – Participation & Service - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Dally Up: Finding Our Anchor in Turbulent Times – Casey Peterson, BYU Associate Dean of Students – BYU Devotional – May 5, 2015  (finding strength in commitments)

I Love Loud Boys – Yoon Hwan Choi – Of the First Quorum of the Seventy – General Conference October 2009 – (Participation), (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Learning to Succeed in Life - Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - Devotional September 15, 1998.  – (two types of decisions) - (Text, Audio & Video – BYUtv)

Lift Where You Stand – President Deiter F. Uchtdorf – General Conference October 2008 – Service - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Push Back against the World   – Dallin H. Oaks - Quorum of the Twelve – CES Fireside for Young Adults – November 2007 – Pocatello Institute of Religion, ( Dating and Sabbath Worship), (Text & Audio)

The Great Commandment - Joseph B. Wirthlin - Quorum of the Twelve – General Conference October 2007 – Participation & Service - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

The Joy of Service – President Thomas S. Monson – General Conference October 2009 – Service & Participation - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

The Sabbath and the Sacrament – L. Tom Perry - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles General Conference April 2011 – Participation - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

 

Pornography

 

Brain Lock (OCD) - Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's  - Four Steps for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders. Source: “Brain Lock,” by Schwartz, Regan Books, 1996 (Web or Book)

Clean Hands Pure Heart – (Book) by Philip A. Harrison, Windhave Publishing Hyrum, Utah, 2004 – ISBN:1-930738-19-6 - Overcoming addiction to pornography through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ

He Restoreth My Soul – (Book) by Donald L. Hilton – SKU: 5039716  - 2009

Pornography - the Deadly Carrier – Thomas S. Monson - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – October 1979 General Conference – Pornography (Audio & Text) 

Pornography - Dallin H. Oaks - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – April 2005 General Conference – Pornography (Audio and Text)

To Acquire Spiritual Guidance – Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles  General Conference - October 2009 - Seeking the Spirit and pornography (Text, Audio & Video)

 

Repentance

 

Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement  - Stephen E. Robinson –  Professor of Ancient Scriptures at Brigham Young University – Devotional Address – May 29, 1990 – Atonement  (Text and Audio)

Finding the Way Back  - Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – April 1990 General Conference – Repentance and Obedience (Audio and Text)

Healing = Courage+Action+Grace – Jonathan G. Sandberg – NYU Professor School of Family Science – Devotional Address – January 2014 – Grace and Atonement  (Text, Video and Audio)

Overpowering the Goliaths in Our Lives – President Gordon B. Hinckley - January 2002 Ensign - Temptations and Integrity (Text)

Sins and Mistakes   - Dallin H. Oaks - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – BYU Devotional – August 16, 1994 – Difference between Sins and Mistakes (Text & Audio)

Spiritual Crocodiles – Boyd K. Packer - Council of the Twelve – April 1976 General Conference - Agency and temptations (Text, Audio & Video)

The Miracle of Repentance   – D. Kelly Ogden- BYU Provo Professor of Ancient Scripture  – Devotional June 25, 2013 – Repentance and Forgiveness (Text, Audio & Video)

The Path to Peace and Joy -  Richard G. Scott - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – October 2000 General Conference – (Hope not guilt), (Text & Audio)

The Continuous Atonement (Book) by Brad Wilcox – Associate Professor BYU - Deseret Book 2009, (new insights into what the Atonement really means)

 

Respect

 

A Sense of the Sacred   - D. Todd Christofferson - Presidency of the Seventy – Fireside November 7, 2004.  - Reverence and Respect (Text & Audio)

Our Fading Civility - President Gordon B. Hinckley 1996 - Respect and Selfishness (Audio)

Priesthood Power – President Thomas S. Monson – General Conference April 2011 Language and Obedience - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Respect and Reverence – Margaret S. Lifferth – First Counselor Primary General Presidency – General Conference April 2009 - Respect and Reverence – (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Take Not the Name of God in Vain – President Gordon B. Hinckley – General Conference 1987 - Language and Obedience – (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

The Tongue of Angels – Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference April 2007, (hurtful words, verbal abuse), (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Thy Speech Reveals Thee   – L. Tom Perry - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – New Era 2007 – Language and Obedience – (Audio, Text & IPod)

You Matter to Him – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf – General Conference October 2011 - Self-Worth and Respect - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

 

Same Gender Attraction

 

God Loveth His Children – Booklet prepared by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for those attracted to the same gender. 2007 - (Text)

Same-Gender Attraction – Dallin H. Oaks - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles October 1995 - Homosexuality - Feelings verses Behavior (Text)

Same-Gender Attraction  - Dallin H. Oaks - Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Lance B. Wickman – Of the Seventy – Official Statement 2006 – SGA – (Text)

 

Testimony/Conversion

 

Cast No Away Therefore Your Confidence – Jeffrey R. Holland – Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - BYU Devotional – March 2, 1999  (staying faithful to what you have felt)

Choose to Believe – L. Whitney Clayton Of the Presidency of the Seventy – General Conference April 2015  (putting beliefs into actions)

The Continuous Conversion (Book) by Brad Wilcox - Associate Professor BYU - Deseret Book 2013 – (how to move from testimony to conversion).

Coming to Know for Ourselves – Kenneth Johnson - Of the Seventy – Ensign – July 2008 - Action and Faith (Text & Audio)

Converted unto the Lord – David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2012 (what it really means to be truly converted)

Safety for the Soul – Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – October 2009  Ensign - Book of Mormon – (Testimony) (Text & Audio)

Lord, I Believe – Jeffrey R. Holland -  Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference April 2013 – (Faith vs. doubt) – (Text, Video & Audio)

True Doctrine, Understood, Changes Attitudes  and Behavior – Todd B. Park – Professor  Ancient Scripture – BYU Devotional  January 20, 2015 (all things in the scriptures point to Christ)

Which Way Do You Face? – Lynn G. Robbins - Of the Seventy – General Conference – October 2014, (who do we fear more, God or man?)

Why We Must Be Wholeheartedly Holy – Kerry M. Muhlestein BYU Professor Ancient Scripture – BYU Devotional May 12, 2015 – (Giving up worldly views)

 

Word of Wisdom

 

Lehi's Dream and You  - Boyd K. Packer - Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – BYU Devotional January, 16 2007, (peer pressure, staying faithful), (Text, Audio & Video)

Let Him Do It with Simplicity – L. Tom Perry -  Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – General Conference October 2008 – Obedience & Word of Wisdom - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

Remember Lot's Wife   - Jeffrey R. Holland - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - BYU Devotional – January 13, 2009, (Looking back on past sins with longing), (Text, Audio & Video)

O That Cunning Plan of the Evil One – M. Russell Ballard - Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - General Conference October 2010 – Obedience & Word of Wisdom - (Text, Audio, Video & IPod)

The Lord Has Given Us a Law of Health – Audio Talk – Ensign February 2012 – Word of Wisdom 

Ye are the Temple of God – David A. Bednar – President Ricks College – 11 January 2000 – (sacredness of the body) (Text & Audio)