January/February 2013 Issue

January/February 2013


Feature Stories: 

"100 Greatest LDS Songs of All Time" (Pg. 34)

By LDS Living Staff

100 Greatest LDS Songs of All Time

We at LDS Living wanted to pay tribute to Mormon songwriters and preserve an important part of our heritage by searching out the 100 greatest LDS songs of all time. After conducting an extensive survey, our readers made their voices heard, and we are proud to present the results.


"Marriage and the Slippery Slope of Social Media" (Pg. 52)

By Dr. Jonathan Swinton

Marriage and the Slippery Slope of Social Media

Today, social media is creating mayhem in many marriages. Couples are finding themselves careening down a slippery slope of texting, chatting, posting, and creating intimate connections that are often inappropriate. Here is how to safeguard your marriage.


Other Stories:

"Teaching Kids Money Sense" (Pg. 19)

By Erin Jones

Teaching Kids Money Sense

In today's economic conditions, it is more important now than ever to teach kids about money and financial responsibility. Yet many parents are unsure about how to raise their kids with an appreciation for financial values. We'll teach you are the basics.


"Forgotten Champions" (Pg. 26) 

By Rocky Steele

Forgotten Champions

In the spring of 1951, the BYU men's basketball team famously won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), which was then considered the equivalent of a national championship. But even greater than their championship is the legacy of sportsmanship and missionary work that became an integral part of their journey to success.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Austria" (Pg. 59)

By Jenny Spencer and Eva Roth

The Church in Austria

Austria is the land where the beautiful sound of music never comes to rest. And thanks to a missionary effort that began 170 years ago, the country now boasts roughly 4,000 members, a stake in Vienna and one in Salzburg, and a total of 17 wards.


Home Cooking

"400-Calorie Meals" (Pg. 69)  

By Alicia Williams Bonilla

400-Calorie Meals

With cold winter weather all settled in and healthy New Year's goals all warming up, dinner should not only be comforting and delicious but nutritious and nourishing, too. If eating less or eating less or eating better is on your to-do list this year, dig into these low-calorie meals that are sure to satisfy.


Just Asking

Brandon Mull (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull is the author of the Fablehaven series, as well as Beyonders and The Candy Shop War, and he's giving LDS Living readers a glimpse into the life and mind of a New York Times best-selling writer.