LDS Week in Review: 5 Must-Read Stories (Dec. 8-13)

Mormon Husband Wins Most Memorable Moment Award on Today for Viral Video


He was first dubbed the “Husband of the Year,” and now his reaction while coming out of anesthesia and seeing his wife has earned Jason Mortensen a new title: Winner of the “Most Memorable Moment” award on the “Today” show. This is the first year the show has hosted its own video awards, and chose its winner from a handful of top viral videos highlighted this year. 

New Church Resources

13306As the world and its standards become more complex to navigate, Church leaders are making every effort to ensure that Church members have the tools and support they need to make it through on top. Check out a couple of the newest resources available for use online: 

Take a quick trip to some of the new “Gospel Topics” pages on LDS.org that discuss difficult questions you may sometimes encounter, such as whether or not Mormons are Christians, or questions relating to race and the priesthood.

If you’re struggling to find a good, productive activity for mutual night, the new youth activity website on lds.org has more than 150 ideas, all conveniently categorized into topics and with places to suggest your own.

Missionary life is an enormous adjustment, and with an influx of young people entering the field, new resources have been developed and provided to help missionaries adjust to independence, hard work, and stress whether before, during, or after their mission.

10 More Things About Church History


You read the first 10 facts, and now there’s more. Most Mormons know the basic stories about Church history, but efforts to compile all the documents related to Joseph Smith keep revealing new facts that you probably didn’t know about the Doctrine & Covenants and Joseph Smith’s personal life. 

Interview with the Candy Bomber


Gail “Hal” Halverson is an inspiring example of gratitude and the positive impact that the little things in life can have on others. Get an inside look at the life of the man nicknamed the “Candy Bomber” as he shares his experience of bringing hope to the people of Berlin, which all started with just two sticks of gum. 

I Didn’t Marry My Soul Mate

How do you know if you’ve met your soul mate? Can you be happily married to someone besides your soul mate? Does such a thing really exist? Katie Lee answers these questions and more in the newest viral post about love and marriage. This article brings in a unique perspective on the popular idea of a soul mate, pointing out what is really important in choosing a spouse and supporting your marriage.

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