SMW 030: Faith to Follow What God is Calling You To Do || Alexis Tanner

After being married for three months, Alexis Tanner felt a prompting that she and her husband should start their family. Alexis followed the prompting but was disappointed when the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.


In this interview, Alexis, who is now  mom to 5 kids ages 10 to 3, shares how she developed the faith to follow the promptings she felt from God about having children. She talks about how she kept her faith in the middle of challenges and turned to God to guide her.


Alexis also shares how frequent visits to the temple strengthened her as a young mother, helped her remain close to the Spirit and showed her how to find peace through her covenants.


No matter what God is calling you to do, Alexis’ story will remind you that when you exercise faith and surround yourself with spiritual things, you will know the next step to take.

Journal Questions

Think of the faith-building experiences you have had that have helped you to embrace your own journey on the covenant path. Write those experiences down so you can go back and draw on them when you need to remind yourself of your spiritual experiences.


Alexis shared how the temple has been a blessing in her life by helping her be close to the Spirit and her ancestors. What blessings has the temple brought into your life? Ponder your answer and record it.


What do you feel God calling you to do in your life? What do you need to do to have the faith to follow Him?

Episode Links

Follow Alexis on Instagram: @alexistannerlane

Visit Alexis’s website: alexistannerlane.com

Listen to Alexis and her husband on their podcast: Parenting in Real Life

Follow Spiritually Minded Women on Instagram: @spirituallymindedwomen

Watch Spiritually Minded Women podcast episodes on YouTube

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