Every family has dark days — trials that seem almost insurmountable. Hope is found in remembering that the Prophets and their families face many of the same challenges you do and still find joy in the incredible blessings of the gospel. By following the examples of Christ’s earthly representatives, you will strengthen your family from the inside so you and your family can prevail against the storms from without.
- Published: August 2013
- Pages: 112
About the Authors
Dr. Alonzo L. Gaskill was reared near Indepence, Missouri, and joined the Church in the fall of 1984. One year later, he served a mission to England. He has attended several schools and universities, earning a master’s degree in theology and a Ph.D. in biblical studies.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate religious education courses at the University of California (at both Berkeley and Santa Cruz) and Idaho State University. He was the director of the LDS institute of religion adjacent to Stanford University, and is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is a frequent presenter at BYU’s Campus Education Week and Know Your Religion seminars.
Dr. Gaskill and his wife, Lori, are the parents of four children and reside in Payson, Utah.