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Mormon culture is a feeding culture - body and spirit. In everything from blessing the refreshments to “nourish and strengthen our bodies,” to the expectation we have of some little snack after a meeting, food is firmly rooted in our meeting customs.
-Sometimes kids come to expect treats every week.-Sometimes kids leave the class they're meant to attend to go to a class with treats.-Sometimes non-treat-bringing teachers feel obligated to bring treats, or feel bad if they don't.-Some teachers might feel treats distract students from the doctrine (although this can be easily avoided).-Building managers dislike food in the Church building because it can encourage pests. I can’t find in the Handbook if it mentions anything about food in class. (If you know of it, please, leave a reference to it in the comments.)
Check out this week's top stories in the Best of LDS Living for the week of December 22 through 28, 2012.
Read about (and get top news coverage) on the big events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its people in the year 2012. Scroll below graphic for coverage.
Check out more information on big events of the LDS Church and its people in 2012:
January 16, 2012
Jon Huntsman Jr. withdraws from the presidential race, ending the momentous occasion of two Mormons running for U.S. president.
Jon Huntsman wasn't in it for long, but he still had time for a few well-written articles to get out there:
It's been a great year at LDS Living, with a lot of great stories. We looked back at some of our best, from talking about hard-hitting issues like same-sex attraction and pornography to sharing tips that will make your life easier, whether that's slow-cooker recipes or how to keep your kids reverent in church.
The Church has made huge strides this year in reaching out to the LGBT community and opening up the discussion on homosexuality within the context of the gospel. This article was by far our biggest pot-stirrer of the year, but it is also one that helps spread understanding and compassion. Without proclaiming what is best for others, one man dealing with same-sex attraction, Ty Mansfield, shares his faith-affirming testimony of his experiences that led to his getting married in the temple and starting a family of his own.
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In order, these stories had the top hits of 2012. Enjoy finding out what LDS Living readers found most interesting!