“The temple is also the most practical of places. Melvin J. Ballard taught that each one of us should be willing to take to the temple our worst problems, and he was talking about hard, down-to-earth, even physical problems. You pray, you fast. But if you don’t get your answer, he said, I’ll tell what to do: go to the house of the Lord, and in the silence of those precincts, as you are serving others, the Lord will bless you.
Similarly, as a soil chemist, John A. Widtsoe reports a laborious struggle trying to draw a mountain of data together and make it applicable. It did not work. He finally called his wife. “Let’s go to the temple and forget the failure.” In the temple it came. That resulted in two books and in a revolution in agrarian practice. I know people who have had the most wrenching soul trials, like in my own life when my brother went down in a plane crash. I know for myself and for them that the place of the most tangible comfort is the house of the Lord.” Truman G. Madsen, The Temple and the Atonement