July/August 2013 Issue

July/August 2013


Feature Stories: 

"Inside the Mind of the Mormon Man" (Pg. 26)

By Kaela Worthen and Jamie Lawson

Inside the Mind of the Mormon Man

We recently surveyed 500 active LDS men to find out what they really think about marriage, parenting, Church callings, the pressure to provide, and many other topics. So what goes on inside the mind of a Mormon man? The answers might surprise you.


"From Skeptic Mom to Mormon Strong" (Pg. 40)

By Ann Cochran

From Skeptic Mom to Mormon Strong

When my teenage son joined the Church and then chose to serve a full-time mission, his faith sparked the beginning of my own conversion.


Other Stories:

"Confessions of a Mormon Bishop" (Pg. 18)

By Russ Hill

Confessions of a Mormon Bishop

I pulled into my driveway at 12:30 this morning. I sat in the car in front of our dark house for a few minutes. So many questions. So many emotions. Sadness. Hope. Inadequacy. Welcome to the life of a Mormon bishop.


"Law, Life, and Lybia" (Pg. 23) 

By Kelsey Berteaux

Law, Life, and Lybia

Stepping off a plane into the dirty, smoky, bombed-out airport of Tripoli, Libya, without much more than a song and a prayer takes courage. Doing it with the ultimate goal of influencing the movers and shakers working on writing the new Libyan constitution takes a serious amount of faith. But for Lorianne Updike Toler, this was the next natural step in an amazing career.


"A Voice for Families and Faith" (Pg. 53)

By Jamie Lawson

A Voice for Families and Faith

For 163 years, the Deseret News has been a trusted voice for Latter-day Saints. But recent changes at the newspaper have propelled the publication into the spotlight. Its innovative approach to journalism is attracting readers from around the globe, as well as the attention of major U.S. newspapers anxious to replicate the Deseret News’s success in the tumultuous publishing industry.



The Church Around the World

"The Church in Brazil" (Pg. 59)

By Briana Stewart

The Church in Brazil

For the Brazilian Latter-day Saints, there’s safety in numbers. They are 1.1 million strong. They support and serve in 242 stakes, 1,473 wards, and 467 branches. They embrace 35,000 converts a year from 27 missions. And they fervently attend six temples in their country. But if you ask the Brazilian Saints, it’s their faith that counts.


Home Cooking

"LDS Living Jell-O Contest Favorites" (Pg. 69) 

By LDS Living Readers

LDS Living Jell-O Contest Favorites

We at LDS Living asked you for your favorite Jell-O recipes, and you really came through. We were impressed by these deliciously creative concoctions using one of Mormondom’s favorite ingredients—gelatin. Add some cool flavors to your summer get-togethers with these amazing recipes.


Just Asking

Lisa Valentine Clark (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Lisa Valentine Clark

This funny lady and mother of five talks about her family life, her work in the comedy industry, and her starring role in the web series Pretty Darn Funny.