September/October 2016 Issue

LDS Living Sep/Oct 2016

Feature Stories: 

"Steve Young: On Faith, Family, and Football" (Pg. 26)

Adapted from QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young with Jeff Benedict

Steve Young: On Faith, Family, and Football

In the 1990s, Steve Young rose to fame as the star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Now the Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP reflects on the challenges and triumphs of his brilliant 15-year NFL career and reveals the surprising reason he didn’t serve a mission, how he finally found his soul mate, and the chance conversation on an airplane that changed the way he approached professional football.

"The Cool, Clean Comedy of Studio C" (Pg. 40)

By Jannalee Rosner

The Cool, Clean Comedy of Studio C

If laughter were money, the cast of Studio C would no doubt be billionaires by now. Here’s how BYUtv’s hit comedy show came to be and how the inspiring people behind it are touching lives around the world with their family-friendly humor.

Other Stories:

"How Conference Brought Me Hope as a POW" (Pg. 19)

By Jay C. Hess

How Conference Brought Me Hope as a POW

“It’s conference time again.” During 1971, these four words were part of the brief daily communication between rooms two and three at Camp Unity, a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. They stirred emotions, brought back memories, boosted morale, and gave a needed reminder that there was still good in the world.

"What It’s Really Like to Be Divorced in the Church" (Pg. 52) 

By Josh Lockhart

What It's Really Like to Be Divorced in the Church

Given how central the family is to LDS doctrine, divorce in the Church is a sensitive and complicated issue. To find out more about how Latter-day Saints experience divorce, I surveyed more than 1,000 active members who have been divorced or are currently going through this challenge. Here is what they had to say about their experience.

The Church Around the World

"The Church in Fiji" (Pg. 59)

By Mindy Selu 

The Church in Fiji

Saints whose faith and friendship stand as a beacon to members and nonmembers around the world.

Home Cooking

"Falling for Pumpkin" (Pg. 69) 

By Michal Coombs

It’s that time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice permeates every kitchen. But you don’t have to limit your fall cooking creativity to pie and bread! Try out some of these unique and tasty pumpkin dishes, great for dinner, dessert, or just a snack.

Just Asking

Jeff Benedict (Pg. 75) 

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New York Times best-selling author. Writer for Sports Illustrated. Television and film producer. Jeff Benedict certainly has a knack for finding and masterfully telling the stories of people from all walks of life. We recently talked with him and learned a few things about this prolifically talented man.

Pictures from Jed Wells, Wikimedia Commons, Shutterstock, Mindy Selu, Michal Coombs, Jeff Benedict