“Book of Mormon Tools,” Tambuli, Sept. 1993, 46–47
When Douglas Holt of Tucson, Arizona, was asked to speak to a Young Women’s group about applying the scriptures in their lives, he asked his eighteen-year-old daughter, Marianne, what helped her. They sat down with the family during a home evening and came up with this list from the Book of Mormon:
You are sad about your sins and mistakes, 2 Ne. 4:17–35.
You want to know why there is so much opposition in your life, 2 Ne. 2.
You feel inadequate, Alma 37:6–7.
You don’t feel like praying, 2 Ne. 32:8–9.
You’re depressed, Alma 26:27.
You’re overwhelmed by your weaknesses, Ether 12:27–29.
You need your batteries recharged, Mosiah 4:27.
Need guidance, 2 Ne. 32:3.
Are tempted to do wrong, 2 Ne. 28:21–23.
Lose patience while waiting for an answer, 2 Ne. 28:30.
Are tired of being an example, Alma 17:11.
Feel like sinning now and repenting later, Alma 34:32–34.
Are following the crowd, 2 Ne. 28:7–11.
Need forgiveness, Enos 1:1.
Lust, Mosiah 3:19.
When you want to know what to do—
After baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost, 2 Ne. 31:18–20.
When surrounded by darkness, Mosiah 16:9.
When you fear death, Alma 40.
The Psalm of Nephi, 2 Ne. 4:17–35.
Alma’s conversion, Alma 36.
Why Christ needed to die, Alma 34:8–16.
The account of Christ with the little children, 3 Ne. 17.
Lehi’s dream, 1 Ne. 8.
King Benjamin’s address, Mosiah 3–5.
Moroni’s promise, Moro. 10:3–5.
Sacrament prayers, Moro. 4, 5.
The Beatitudes, 3 Ne. 12:12–24.
To learn how to—
Have faith, Alma 32.
Judge between good and evil, Moro. 7:5–28.
Learn from others’ mistakes, Morm. 9:31.
Survive the adversary’s attacks, Hel. 5:12.
Deal with apostates, Alma 24:30.
To find out why we should—
Listen to the Spirit, Jacob 4:13.
Rejoice in Christ, Alma 26:11–16.
Bear affliction, Jacob 6.