September/October 2014 Issue

September/October 2014


Feature Stories: 

"Gladys Knight: Heart & Soul" (Pg. 28)

By Jamie Lawson Armstrong

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For more than 60 years, Motown legend and Grammy Award–winner Gladys Knight has mesmerized audiences with her amazing voice. And since joining the Church in 1997, the “Empress of Soul” has made it her mission to touch the hearts of people everywhere by sharing the gospel through music.


"Labor of Love: 20 Adoption Questions Asked and Answered" (Pg. 40)

By Briana Stewart

Labor of Love: 20 Adoption Questions Asked and Answered

Adoption is a journey of hope, faith, and love. Whether you’re involved in an adoption or simply know someone who is, it’s important to be aware of what the process may be like. Here are the FAQs about adoption.


Other Stories:

"When You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friends" (Pg. 18)

By Briana Stewart

When You Don’t Like Your Child’s Friends

Not the biggest fan of your child’s friends? For parents, knowing when and how to intervene can be tricky. Learn what to do with these 10 bits of “friendly” advice from the experts.


"Columbus and the Restoration" (Pg. 23) 

By Clark B. Hinckley

Columbus and the Restoration

Though everyone knows his name, most people know surprisingly little about Christopher Columbus and the way he shaped the modern world. Fewer still appreciate the role he played in the Restoration and the opening of the last dispensation.


"10 Ways Pornography Leaks into Your Home (and How to Stop Them)" (Pg. 53)
By Colin Bishop

10 Ways Pornography Leaks into Your Home (and How to Stop Them)

Did you know that there are undetected leaks of pornography seeping into your home? While we can’t put our families in a bubble, here are 10 leaks to watch out for and how you can help shore up the walls of your home against this modern plague.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Honduras" (Pg. 59)

By Kristin Andrade and Kelsey Berteaux

The Church in Honduras

Small homes with metal roofs and cement floors house many of the 160,000 valiant Latter-day Saints in Honduras. These family-oriented people work hard to spread the good news of the gospel to their neighbors, friends, and now their ancestors in their very own temple, despite living in the humblest of circumstances.


Home Cooking

"LDS Living Chili Cook-off Winners" (Pg. 69) 

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We at LDS Living had our own version of a ward cook-off—except you were the cooks! We loved these incredibly creative chili recipes so much that we just had to share the winners with you.


Just Asking

Alex Boyé (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Alex Boye

We got to chatting with talented LDS singer Alex Boyé and found him to be one of the most charismatic men we’d ever met! He talked about how he stays grounded amidst a chaotic career, how he conquers stage fright, and how the gospel keeps him strong.


Pictures from Jacob Kepler, Brittany Cascio, iStock, Shutterstock, Getty Images, Ali Eisenach, Alex Boyé