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Where the Red Fern Grows

A young boy embarks on a heartwarming adventure through the Ozarks during the Great Depression in search of his own hunting dogs. He faces overwhelming challenges and tragedies, but ultimately triumphs with the help of his two dogs Big Dan and Little Ann and learns the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, and integrity.

BYUtv Shorts

See the good in four minutes or less with this collection of short interviews, profiles, and sneak peeks exclusive to BYUtv. In these shorts, you’ll see passersby answer questions about life, meet people who have overcome great trials, and hear witty summaries of celebrated play performances.

When unexpected hard times come into one's life it can be thrown off balance. It is important to meet these times with emotional resilience. Being resilient means to be able to “spring back into shape after being bent, stretched or compressed”. To be emotionally resilient means to be able to spring back emotionally after experiencing difficult and stressful times in one's life. In hard times it is easy to let emotions run high and take over but this can lead to strained relationships, causing loss of support in the greatest time of need.

Skills for becoming emotionally resilient can be learned but it is best to start practicing before the need arises. Learning and practicing exercises for stress reduction can also help to reduce the damage not only to relationships but also to one’s physical health. This includes proper nutrition, staying fit, and getting enough sleep. In trying times it is important to be healthy in all areas of life. 

Another part of staying emotionally strong and stress free is building hope. Hope can dispel fear and despair. It is like a breath of fresh air when one feels choked. With it one can face the daunting task of solving  difficult problems, knowing all is not lost.

Hope and faith go hand in hand. When these things are active in your life, it doesn't matter what trials come along. Come what may, you can face it with faith, hope and a little love thrown in for good measure.

Messages of Hope

YouTube:  Mormon Messages

     “Humanitarian Efforts” -  Bishop Burton

     “The Infinite Power Of Hope” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

     “Come What May And Love It” –  Joseph B. Wirthlin

     “You Are Never Alone” - Elaine S. Dalton

     “Lessons I Learned As A Boy” –President Gordon B. Hinkley

     “Hope Ya Know, We Had A Hard Time” – Quentin L. Cook

      “What Matters Most” – President Thomas S. Monson

Finding Hope...  by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Living Essentials Programs on BYU.TV

BYU TV programing 


such topics as caring for the elderly, dealing with depression, nutrition, communicating with teenagers,children's health and 

safety, fitness and exercise.


programs that focus on some of the more difficult trials we meet in life can also be viewed. Topics covered include:


Addiction, Abuse, Preventing Suicide, Dealing with Mental Illness

(See also "Embracing Hope" at... http://www.byutv.org/show/314 )

Emotional Resilience

Below are some links to help you understand ways of becoming emotionally resilient.

Introduction to emotional resilience

Stress Management

About.com Stress Management

Deep Breathing and Relaxation Exercises to reduce stressful reactions.

Exercise and Fitness

Fitness-Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

"Total Body Workout"

Exercise along with the group. You will find workout programs featuring aerobics, body sculpting, stability ball, and yoga.



One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Health and Disease Prevention

A Quick Guide to Healthy Living

Dealing With Addiction:  There is hope!

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

The quality of your relationships with other people influences how emotionally resilient you can be in the face of an emotional or physical crisis.  

"Time For Teens" has inspirational programs for teens on  BYU TV .

"Real Families Real Answers" has programs dealing with keeping families strong.  BYU TV 

Low Cost Family Activities


Family Education

A Service of Boystown:  Parenting.org

WebMD on Parenting