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First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Serve in Utah, Brazil + More

by LDS.org | March 20, 2018 | From the Church Mormon Life

From Utah to Brazil and Japan to Canada, the First Presidency has called eight new mission presidents and t...


7 Books That Will Help Strengthen Your Relationship with Christ

by LDS Living Staff

With Easter approaching, it's a great time to focus our studies on Christ and His Atonement. Here are seven...


Sister Nelson: How Angels Can Help Us More in Our Lives

by Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, Adapted from her book "Covenant Keepers: Unlocking the Miracles God Wants for You" | March 17, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

One of our hymns teaches us that “angels above us are silent notes taking” of each one of our actions. I’m ...


When a U.S. President Had FHE with President Oaks (+ More Times Presidents Have Attended FHE)

by Danielle B. Wagner | March 17, 2018 | Mormon Life

Did you know that two U.S. presidents have attended FHEs at the houses of apostles? Dwight D. Eisenhow...


What Sister Julie B. Beck Wished Women in the Church Better Understood

by Jamie Armstrong | March 17, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Sister Julie B. Beck was serving as first counselor in the Young Women general presidency when she was call...


First Presidency Messages to Be Discontinued in "Ensign," "Liahona" Magazines Beginning in April

by Katie Lambert | March 16, 2018 | Mormon Life

A note at the bottom of the First Presidency Message in the online April edition of the Ensign  shared...


Old Testament Lesson 25: "Let Everything That Hath Breath Praise the Lord"

by Ted L. Gibbons | March 15, 2018 | Lesson Helps

Introduction The book of Psalms is, among other things, a collection of Israelite hymns.  It is the lo...


7 Beautiful Commandments We Sometimes Forget Are Commandments

by Alexandra Mortenson | March 13, 2018 | Makes You Think

In October 2015, President Thomas S. Monson said :  “God’s commandments are not given to frustrate us ...


Our Favorite Ways to Prepare Our Families for General Conference

by Haley Lundberg for Deseret Book | March 12, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

We get excited every spring and fall as general conference draws closer. It's such an incredible blessing t...


Sister Oaks Shares What It Was Like Being Single in the Church for 60 Years + Her Advice for Single Members and Their Parents

by Sister Kristen M. Oaks, excerpted from "A Single Voice" | March 10, 2018 | Makes You Think

Older single persons often find themselves the center of great attention and affection as loving and caring...