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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.”
This was an emotional week in the LDS world, with flooding at BYU-Idaho, a new temple film introduced, and the funeral of the Texas shooting victims. Be sure not to miss those stories and more in our weekly review.
Susie Atwood got the hug of her life when her youngest son, William, returned home from his mission.
A widowed mother of seven, Atwood went five straight years with children in the mission field. When her youngest came home, her excitement was unrestrained. As was his! William, a high school football player, made it pretty obvious just how thrilled he was about the reunion.
What do David Archuleta, a zombie apocalypse, and the Book of Abraham all have in common? They were all topics covered on LDS Living this week! Catch up on what you might have missed!
In a new essay released [this week], "Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham," the Church addressed some concerns over the historical accuracy and translation process of the book of scripture, which was canonized in 1880.
Earlier, in 1835, entrepreneur Michael Chandler came to Kirtland, Ohio, selling ancient Egyptian artifacts. The Church purchased several mummies and papyrus scrolls--the remainder of the collection being sold. The article says, "After Joseph Smith examined the papyri and commenced 'the translation of some of the characters or hieroglyphics,' his history recounts, 'much to our joy [we] found that one of the rolls contained the writings of Abraham.'"
The First Presidency addressed priesthood, member questions, and apostasy this week. Don't miss their statement along with other must-read LDS stories, including a personal account of LDS marital intimacy and a list of Mormons who rock the music industry.
In light of recent events sensationalized by the news media, the First Presidency in conjunction with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles released a statement this week concerning priesthood roles, member questions, and the nature of apostasy:
"In God's plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women. We understand that from time to time Church members will have questions about Church doctrine, history, or practice. Members are always free to ask such questions and earnestly seek greater understanding."
This week we saw changes to missionary teaching methods, the Church defending traditional marriage, #trekprob tweets, and much more! Don't miss these great LDS stories!
Our neighbor (and fellow ward-member) told us the story of how her young boy (he's only in the second grade) was exposed to pornography.
Pornography… in the second grade.
My world stopped.
I looked over at my son and daughter. Two of the most precious people in my life. Two of the three most important things to me in the entire world. My thoughts raced. How was I going to protect them? How could I keep them from being exposed to such disgusting filth at such a young age? How could I keep them innocent for as long as possible?
As I've had a few weeks to recover from the initial shock of the moment, I realize it's impossible to put my children in a bubble and protect them from everything bad in the world (even though I plan to try my hardest for as long as I can).
But I can make a plan to keep pornography out of my home.