November/December 2012 Issue

November/December 2012

Feature Stories: 

"All Aglow: The Temple Square Christmas Lights" (Pg. 38)

By LDS Living Staff

All Aglow: The Temple Square Christmas Lights

The world-famous Temple Square Christmas light display captures the hearts of hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Learn how it evolved from fairly humble beginnings into the spectacular holiday destination it is today.

"Let It Go: A Story of Tragedy and the Power of Forgiveness" (Pg. 48)

By Chris Williams

Let It Go: A Story of Tragedy and the Power of Forgiveness

When half my family was killed in a drunk-driving accident, I made the most important decision of my life: to forgive. The results impacted me, my family, the driver, and our whole community.

Other Stories:

"Devoted but Different" (Pg. 29)

By Sunny Morton

Devoted but Different

Religious differences often exist in marriages—even among faithful LDS couples. From caffeinated sodas to PG-13 movies to Sabbath activities, Church members frequently disagree about how to best live gospel principles. So how do you handle such disagreements?

"An Experiment in Kindness" (Pg. 34) 

By Susan Wolf

An Experiment in Kindness

I've often thought it might be fun to conduct human behavioral expriments. Generally, I don't believe in lying, but for the sake of this experiment, I allowed myself to express some half-truths—or to paint a more positive, flattering picture of someone.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Mongolia" (Pg. 71)

By Briana Stewart

The Church in Mongolia

Mongolian Latter-day Saints are no strangers to extremes. From extreme temperatures (traveling to church in 50-below weather) to extreme firesides (with a typical attendance of more than 300 people, the most sparsely populated country in the world (Antarctica excepted) is multiplying in faith.

Home Cooking

"The Perfect Holiday Menu" (Pg. 85)  

By Erica Walker, Emily Walker, Elise Donovan, and Echo Blickenstaff

The Perfect Holiday Menu

When you've got a great gathering of family during the holidays, you want to be able to impress your guests with a delicious feast—and we've got the perfect recipes for you from Favorite Family Recipes, a new cookbook from Covenant Communications.

Just Asking

The Piano Guys (Pg. 91) 

Just Asking: The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys started out as a YouTube sensation with fun mashups of songs and videos with boundless energy. Now their fame is spreading even more.