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Quiz: Book of Mormon Name or Pokémon—Can You Tell the Difference?

by Alexandra Mortenson | September 26, 2019 | Fun

The following story previously ran on  LDS Living  in October 2017. There are many interesting wo...

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8 Latter-day Saint Marriage Proposals You Have to See to Believe

by Alexandra Mortenson | Videos Mormon Life

Latter-day Saints are known for marrying young, having brief courtships and engagements, and of course, for...

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Jane Manning James and Emma Smith: A Remarkable Friendship Amid Deep Racial Prejudice

by Alexandra Mortenson | Famous Mormons Makes You Think Mormon Life

Emma Smith and Jane Manning James are familiar names to many Latter-day Saints, but few are aware of the cl...

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How a Dream of Her Deceased Husband Led This Convert to Become a Civil Rights Activist

by Alexandra Mortenson | Mormon Life

We are honored to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. today. In celebration of his legacy of peace...

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Our Prophet, President Nelson?

by Alexandra Mortenson | Fun

It has been almost 10 months since President Russell M. Nelson became our prophet. But how much do you real...

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Attending Church on Friday + 17 More Unique Ways Latter-day Saints Worship Around the World

by Alexandra Mortenson | Mormon Life

One incredible thing about being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that no mat...

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How a Gladys Knight Concert Changed the Life of a Man Who Was Adamant He Would Never Be A Latter-day Saint

by Alexandra Mortenson | Mormon Life

When Daryl Planks married his wife Rachel in 2012, he knew she was a Mormon.  That fact didn’t bother ...

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It's Definitely a Mormon Marriage Proposal If . . .

by Alexandra Mortenson | Videos Mormon Life

Sometimes there are dead giveaways that someone is a Mormon, and marriage proposals are no different. We sc...

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The Remarkable Story of How a Nepali Hindu Found the Church and Gave Up Everything to Follow Christ

by Alexandra Mortenson | Mormon Life

“I don’t want to go to school!” 5-year-old Usha shouted at her older brother, pulling his hair. Later she w...

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sunday School Lessons

by Alexandra Mortenson | Lesson Helps

There’s no denying it: treats are great for capturing the attention of wiggly children or fidgeting, drowsy...