Is There a Mormon Burnout Epidemic? Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks Answers

by Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW | June 30, 2015 | Lifestyle

Image from iStock A recent article, “ What to Do When You're Overwhelmed at Church ,” ended with a simple survey. It asked one question: Have you ever experienced spiritual fatigue or burnout? Over 1,900 people took the online survey, and a whopping 95% said that they had experienced burnout.  Ninety-five percent! Houston, we have a problem. But why is it so easy for Latter-day Saints to get to the point of burnout when it comes to their faith? A lot is expected of us—donating one-tenth of our income, hours of service in our callings, the expectation to “multiply and...


53 Conference Activities for Kids

by Kelsey Berteaux | March 31, 2014 | Parenting Lifestyle

All Ages Lego Temples  from Cornelia's Kids Conference Sundaes from A Little Tipsy Pitch Your Tent (and a lesson to accompany making a blanket tent) from A Little Tipsy  Conference Packets from Deseret Book Make Your Own General Conference Review Game by The Red Headed Hostess  Conference Cash  from Somewhat Simple Conference Snickers & Hugs from Sugardoodle  Conference Chase Game  from Sugardoodle  LDS Coloring Book App on iTunes  from LDS Mobile Apps  General Conference Stations from Being LDS  2-4 Coloring Sheets from More Coloring Sheets from Sugardoodle Even More Coloring Sheets from The Mormon Cartoonist Conference East Egg Hunt from...


Formality at Church: What's in a Name?

by Jamie Lawson | March 29, 2014 | Lifestyle Polls

Gone are the days of referring to the prophet of the Church by his first name, such as “Brother Joseph” or “Brother Brigham.” And though today’s standard of addressing one another in Church settings is Brother or Sister (Insert Last Name Here), a lot of members I know actually prefer to be called by their first names. I think it’s safe to say that church leaders such as bishops, stake presidents, etc., should always be addressed by their titles—even when you run into them at the grocery store or a football game. But for the rest of us, it’s not so...


Raising LDS Boys vs. Girls

by LDS Living Staff | March 27, 2014 | Lifestyle

It's simple: boys and girls are different. In some cases, treating a daughter differently than a son makes sense; gender is a divinely appointed part of personal identity and our differences are important to remember and plan for. But in in the cases of modesty, Church awards programs, and technology, it might be best to consider parenting policies that don't favor one gender over another, as we've learned:  M odesty Recently, my 13-year-old son began lifting weights after school. As a result, he has developed large, well-defined muscles. Anxious to show off his new body, he asked me if we could...


15 Stunning New Temple Photos + Book Giveaway

by LDS Living Staff | March 26, 2014 | Lifestyle

Laie Hawaii Temple Twin Falls Temple San Diego California Temple Nauvoo Illinois Temple Salt Lake Temple Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Nauvoo Temple Mesa Temple Salt Lake City Temple Rexburg Temple Oquirrh Mountain Temple Oakland Temple Newport Beach Temple Bountiful Temple Mount Timpanogos Temple Find more breathtaking photos of temples around the world in Robert A. Boyd's new full-color art book, His Holy House . Available at Deseret Book . You'll gain a new appreciation for the beauty and grandeur of the Lord's sacred temples with this stunning collection of images from LDS photographer, Robert A. Boyd. His Holy House features full-color...


Ultimate Guide: Modest Shorts 2014

by Jenny Spencer | March 25, 2014 | Lifestyle

As an extremely tall (nearly 6’1”) LDS female, I’ve personally experienced the horrors of trying to find shorts that actually go to my knees. I completely understand that what is long enough for one woman may look like short-shorts on another woman. (All too often I was that other woman!) And I confess, I actually made my favorite pair of knee-length shorts from an old pair of jeans that shrunk in the wash. (Awkward high-waters, anyone? No, thank you.)  My only disclaimer: we’ve all got different lengths of legs, so wear what works for you. And of course, modesty doesn't only...


Why Mormons Love The Princess Bride

by Jenny Spencer | March 24, 2014 | Lifestyle Arts & Entertainment

Image from Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what—oh wait. Let me try again. The Pwincess Bwide. The Pwincess Bwide is what bwings us togevvah today. As a culture, that tongue-in-cheek statement is really quite accurate. Nearly every Mormon loves The Princess Bride , and if they don’t love it, they’ve at least seen it. And I openly confess: I love it more than most Mormons. I don’t even remember the first time I saw it, but I can guarantee that it was definitely before I graduated from Primary. I might not be able to quote the entire movie word for word—but I’m...


Why Are Mormons Always Late?

by Kelsey Berteaux | March 22, 2014 | Lifestyle

No matter where you live around the globe, as a Latter-day Saint, you probably know someone who runs on MST. No, I’m not talking “Mountain Standard Time” (which is actually the time zone of the Church Headquarters on Salt Lake City, Utah). I’m talking “Mormon Standard Time,” the apparent tendency for some members to arrive late to almost any church function, from sacrament meeting to mutual and more.    Having lived in seven different states and seen this phenomenon in every single one of them, I feel confident in saying this: those who make a habit of running on MST have...


Talking to Your Daughter about Pornography

by Sierra Sivertson | March 20, 2014 | Lifestyle

Near the end of my college career, I was living with a close friend. As we sat in the kitchen one night she said, “Sierra, I used to be addicted to pornography.” I was floored. I knew pornography was a problem, but I thought it was a male problem.  And I know I’m not alone in this assumption. So much of what we hear about pornography focuses on protecting our sons, but pornography also affects our daughters—we can’t ignore that anymore. During the four months my friend and I lived together, we had many, many conversations about her addiction, and I...


My New Husband: "I Was Never Attracted to You"

by Name Withheld | March 18, 2014 | Lifestyle

This article originally appeared in our print magazine. Subscribe now and save 33% on a full-year subscription. This story came from the new book,  Why I Don't Hide My Freckles Anymore: Perspectives on True Beauty . Reposted here with permission. • • • Six months after our wedding, my husband and I gingerly approached a topic that was becoming obvious to both of us—he was not physically attracted to me. No, he was not gay. He was, however, embarrassed to be discussing with me feelings he didn’t have for me. He felt shallow and ashamed. He was still certain I was...