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Helen Keller’s Beautiful Request When She Visited Temple Square with Heber J. Grant

by Sierra Sivertson | March 12, 2018 | Mormon Life

Photo from In 1936, the American Printing House for the Blind printed a seven-volume Brai...


What the Church Has Said About Differing Accounts of the First Vision

by | February 24, 2018 | From the Church Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is a part of a new LDS Living series where we will be highlighting the Church gospel topics essays, wh...


The Only Thing Scarier Than God Working Through Imperfect Leaders Is to Think He Doesn't

by Adam S. Miller, excerpted from "Letters to a Young Mormon" | February 22, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The gospel isn’t a celebration of God’s power to work with flawless people. The gospel is a celebration of ...


When Joseph Smith's Attackers Saved Him from a Murderous Mob + Other Firsthand Accounts of the Prophet

by Glenn Rawson, for History of the Saints | February 22, 2018 | Makes You Think

The Lord commanded on the very day the Church was organized that “behold, there shall be a record kept amon...


The Newspaper Editor Charged with Joseph Smith's Murder +3 More Surprising Facts About Joseph Smith and Newspapers of His Day

by Daryl Austin | February 20, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Every U.S. president has dealt with criticisms from the press of their day. Being able to influence public ...


7 Things We Now Know About the Lost 116 Pages of the Book of Mormon

by Don Bradley | January 31, 2018 | Makes You Think

The earliest scripture revealed in the Restoration, the Book of Mormon’s “lost 116 pages,” disappeared 190 ...


Mormons and Masons: 5 Fascinating Connections

by Jamie Armstrong | January 30, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Why did Joseph Smith become a Freemason? What is the relationship between Masonic lodge rites and LDS templ...


The Real Name of Liberty Jail + 4 More Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About This Iconic Prison

by LDS Perspectives | January 4, 2018 | Makes You Think

LDS Perspectives recently interviewed David W. Grua, a historian and documentary editor with the Joseph Smi...


20 Things You Didn't Know About Temple Square at Christmastime

by Kelsey Berteaux | December 22, 2017 | Fun

Visiting Temple Square at Christmas time is on a lot of people's bucket lists --and not just for Mormons. T...


11 Mormon-Themed Questions That Have Been Asked on "Jeopardy!" (+ the Answers)

by Madeleine Tolk | December 15, 2017 | Fun

Did you know Jeopardy! has included many references to Mormon culture? During the 30 th season of the popul...