July/August 2012 Issue

July/August 2012


Feature Stories: 

"The Midsingles Phenomenon" (Pg. 38)

By Cathy Geigle

The Midsingles Phenomenon

"Midsingles" are the growing population of unmarried Latter-day Saints between the ages of 31 and 45. Some have never married. Some are divorced. Some are widowed. But all are striving to find their future spouse and their place in the Church.


"Sharing Her Hope" (Pg. 48)

By Jamie Lawson

Sharing Her Hope

Four years ago, Stephanie Nielson was burned on over 80 percent of her body in a horrific plane crash. Since the accident, she has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges to rebuild a beautiful life with her husband and children. And she is determined to fulfill what she believes is her personal mission: to share the hope of the gospel with others.


Other Stories:

"Sweet Success" (Pg. 29)

By Ashley Evanson

Sweet Success

What's it like baking 1,000 cupcakes in only two hours for celebrity rock stars? Piece of cake. Well, at least it was for LDS businesswoman Megan Faulkner Brown, founder of The Sweet Tooth Fairy gourmet bakeshops and winner of Food Network's TV show Cupcake Wars.


"When Unemployment Hits Home" (Pg. 34) 

By Doug Mallory

When Unemployment Hits Home

Oftentimes, unemployment brings feelings of depression, inadequacy, and shame. But losing a job shouldn't mean losing hope.


"The Power of Happiness" (Pg. 61)

By Kaela Worthen

The Power of Happiness

Science, more and more, is finding that being happy can provide measurable improvements in our health, lifespan, relationships, work productivity, salary, and more.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Russia" (Pg. 71)

By Charles Cranney

The Church in Russia

While the light of the Restoration was breaking forth in America, a preparatory light was also breaking in Russia—and it continues to spread.


Home Cooking

"Favorite Dessert Bar Recipes" (Pg. 85)  

From LDS Living Readers

Favorite Dessert Bar Recipes

We at LDS Living asked you for your favorite dessert bar recipes, and you really came through. No offense to brownies and ice cream, But this summer, these imaginative dessert bars are going to be the tastiest thing on the block—bar none.


Just Asking

Peter Vidmar (Pg. 91) 

Just Asking: Peter Vidmar

The motivational speaker and former Olympic gymnast talks about winning gold, learning from mistakes, and being a dad.