LDS Living Blog
We saw lots of changes this week in Mormondom--new seminary graduation requirements, a new Church film, and a Church handbook update! Find these stories and more in this LDS week in review.
This week, the Church announced some exciting and interesting adjustments to the seminary program. Starting this school year, seminary students will find themselves studying the Doctrine and Covenants in a way that is "meant to 'elevate learning' and better prepare students for lives of service and discipleship." We can't wait to see the youth step up to the challenge!
Elder Holland welcomes back his first grandchild from a mission--and posted about it on his Facebook! See the pictures along with other top LDS stories from this week.
We were very excited to see this personal Facebook post from Jeffrey R. Holland welcoming home his granddaughter from her mission. This is a first for the Holland family--this is the first grandchild the Hollands are welcoming back from serving in the mission field. They also have another grandchild (this missionary's brother) who has been serving for the past year.
This week, myths about Mormons were debunked, missionaries were evacuated from two West African countries, and J.K. Rowling gave a special gift to Cassidy Stay. Check out these stories and more in our LDS Week in Review.
Mormon Cassidy Stay has received condolences and support from many people over the past month, including President Thomas S. Monson. The young girl, who was the lone survivor of her family after a tragic massacre, more recently received some support from the famed Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, who sent a personalized letter from “Dumbledore” reported LDS.net on Monday afternoon.
Learn more about the Millennium, get a chuckle out of Buzzfeed-worthy Book of Mormon headlines, and see stunning photos of the Ogden Temple interior in this week's top stories!
One of the most beautiful things about the LDS Church is how it brings people together from different backgrounds, and the pasts of the Brethren leading this church are no different. Find out what unique jobs some general authorities have held before they were called to serve.
For example, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the First Quorum of the Seventy was a third-round pick in the NFL draft in 1978. He was selected by the Houston Oilers.
Is food the Mormon vice? What three words should married Mormons stop saying to singles? Get the answers and more in this week's top LDS stories!
A little while ago I went on a date with a new guy. He was very nice and polite, active in Church, good-looking, and seemed to have a stable job.
“So why don’t you want to marry him?!” my Mom asks later, clearly frustrated by my lackluster report on the night. (Okay, so maybe she didn’t use these exact words but I know what she meant.)
I tried to calmly explain what was missing, which was that I didn’t feel any sort of connection with the guy. She sighed with disappointment and issued the following pronouncement: “You’re too picky.”