July/August 2011 Issue

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Feature Stories: 

"Faith in Politics" (Pg. 38)

By LDS Living Staff

Faith in Politics

Church members have long influenced the political landscape—in the U.S. and abroad. Here is what past and present LDS politicians are saying about their faith and their political views. 


"God Gifted Me My Race" (Pg. 50)

By Keith N. Hamilton

God Gifted Me My Race

The Church's history regarding blacks is long and complicated. And while some people—members and nonmembers alike—may struggle to come to terms with past events, I am not one of them.


Other Stories:

"Supporting Military Families" (Pg. 28)

By Alexis Sanders

Supporting Military Families

There are thousands of Latter-day Saints who serve in the armed forces. While these soldiers work to protect us, how can we help to support the loved ones they leave behind?


"5 Parenting Questions Answered" (Pg. 33) 

By Richard and Linda Eyre

Recently we asked LDS Living readers to send us their most pressing parenting questions. We chose five of our favorites and submitted them to parenting experts Richard and Linda Eyre. Read on for their answers and insights.


Home Cooking

"Succulent Zucchini Recipes" (Pg. 87)  

By Brenda Stanley

Succulent Zucchini Recipes

What a wonderful thing zucchini is, but rare is the gardener who grows zucchini and doesn't end up with too many! I set out on an adventure to find ways to use the prolific fruit, regardless of its size. I spent years compiling recipes, stories, and trivia about zucchini, and eventually it all came together in my book The Zucchini Houdini. The following are just a few of the many recipes I love. Enjoy!


Just Asking

Ardeth Kapp  (Pg. 91) 

Just Asking: Ardeth Kapp

One-on-one with the educator and former Young Women general president.