March/April 2016 Issue

March/April 2016


Feature Stories: 

"Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz, and the LDS Connection " (Pg. 30)

By Danielle B. Wagner

The creator of Charlie Brown and Peanuts let his faith fuel every decision in his life—that’s why he so often shared his values through his comic strips. But did you know the famous cartoonist also had a touching connection to the LDS Church?


"Fascinating Stories and Facts About Latter-day Temples" (Pg. 40)

By Chad S. Hawkins

Fascinating Stories and Facts About Latter-day Temples

This year marks a joyous milestone in temple history with the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple as the 150th LDS temple on the earth today. In celebration, here are some fascinating stories and little-known facts about these beautiful and holy structures.



Other Stories:

"The Stake Center That Became a Jewish Synagogue" (Pg. 19)

By Jake Healy

The Stake Center That Became a Jewish Synagogue

When a fire left a Jewish congregation without a synagogue, a local group of Mormons stepped in to help, repaying a forgotten favor from half a century before.


"Surviving a Faith Crisis (and How Church Members Can Help)" (Pg. 25) 

By Patrick Q. Mason, adapted from Planted, Belief and Belonging in the Age of Doubt

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Church members can experience a crisis of faith for many reasons. Here are ways those experiencing a faith crisis can cope, along with ways members can love and support them.


"An Unlikely Best Friend" (Pg. 52)
By Debra Sansing Woods

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Dislike and difference—that’s what marked my initial relationship with my visiting teaching sister, Mary. But after serving together, talking together, and even fighting cancer together, those differences melted away into the kind of friendship that lasts into the eternities.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Papua New Guinea" (Pg. 59)

By Kaela Worthen Gardner 

The Church in Papau New Guinea

In a country often called “the last frontier,” the gospel is wending its way down dirt jungle paths and from island to island to become a great place of growth in the Church.


Home Cooking

"Home Cooking with the Lion House" (Pg. 69) 

Compiled by LDS Living Staff

Home Cooking with the Lion House

Whether you’re looking for a tasty new appetizer, salad, or entrée, Lion House has you covered! Find over 500 favorite recipes in their new book, The Lion House Cookbook. Check out just a few of our top picks, and maybe give them a try at your next family dinner!


Just Asking

Sister Wendy Watson Nelson (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Wendy Watson Nelson

Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, beloved wife of President Russell M. Nelson, recently shared with us her thoughts on being an apostle’s wife and an author, as well as her passion for temple work and sharing the gospel. We loved her insights, and you will, too!


Pictures from Amy Schulz Johnson, LDS Church Temples, Getty Images, Rabbi Heidi Cohen, Lion House, lds.org