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7 Wonders of the Mormon World

by Jamie Armstrong | September 19, 2017 | Fun Makes You Think Mormon Life

Throughout the world, there are sites that are deeply meaningful to members of the Church. Cherished for th...

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What a Nonmember Learned from an LDS Couple’s Lost Love Letters

by Brenda Stanley | September 18, 2017 | Fun Mormon Life

I’m not a Mormon. But when I stumbled upon some old love letters written by a Mormon widower, I was compell...

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What Was the Council of Fifty? 5 Things Mormons Need to Know

by LDS Living Staff, adapted from "The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History" | September 15, 2017 | From the Church Makes You Think Mormon Life

Historians have long known of the existence of the Council of Fifty and the minutes of its meetings. Until ...

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Skull of Unknown Mountain Meadows Massacre Child Victim Buried as Descendants, Mormon Church Mourn 1857 Tragedy

by Salt Lake Tribune | September 11, 2017 | Mormon Life

September 11 marks the 160th anniversary of the five-day siege that culminated in the massacre of 120 Calif...

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​The Mountain Meadows Massacre: 5 Things Every Mormon Should Know

by Jake Healey | September 11, 2017 | Makes You Think

On September 11 th , 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen persuaded a band of passing emigrants to march down...

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Why Early Mormon Women Worked Outside of the Home (and How LDS Views on Motherhood Changed Over Time)

by Deseret News | September 7, 2017 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Did you know early Mormon women often worked outside of the home, even at the request of Church leaders? In...

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Mormon Gold Coins + 8 Other Rare Artifacts from Early Church History

by Jamie Armstrong | September 7, 2017 | Fun

With the turbulent early days of the Church came the loss and destruction of many items the Saints regarded...

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When Joseph Smith Sr. Went to Jail After Refusing to Burn the Book of Mormon

by Meridian Magazine | August 22, 2017 | Mormon Life

The following was written by Lucy Mack Smith and tells the story of when a Quaker calls upon Joseph Smith S...

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When Studying History Causes You to Abandon Your Faith

by Daryl Austin | August 16, 2017 | Makes You Think

The Church History Department has been working incredibly hard to publish as much information as possible a...

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When Joseph Smith Found the Remains of a Lamanite Named Zelph

by Book of Mormon Central | August 8, 2017 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Who Was Zelph? | Book of Mormon Central “And it came to pass that many of the Lamanites did go into the lan...