Julie Shiffler

Julie Shiffler



Julie Shiffler grew up in a small farming community in Linrose, Idaho, as the oldest of seven children. She attended Ricks College and then later returned to school at the age of 37 to receive her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in psychology from Utah State University. She has been employed as a counselor at the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center for 23 years.

Julie met her husband, Al, while she was attending Utah State University. They have been married for 27 years and have a blended family of eight children, 31 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Julie and Al love traveling together. They have visited all 50 states and five foreign countries. They especially enjoy road trips, national parks, and historic sites.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

We are told in the scriptures to “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” President Russell M. Nelson has also said that “perfection is pending.” Knowing this, how do you view and deal with the commandment to be perfect?