Feature Stories

April 09, 2024 02:57 PM MDT
Right before WWII, 79 missionaries rushed to escape Germany. They experienced miracles—and so did those who brought their stories to the big screen.
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April 08, 2024 04:21 PM MDT
For these twins, the idea of being apart for two years came with some anxiety. But they soon realized their missions would be closer than they thought.
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April 08, 2024 10:33 AM MDT
“There isn’t enough space to share all that I learned from and experienced with Ardeth,” writes Laurel C. Day, president of Deseret Book Company, in a powerful, personal tribute to the former Young Women General President.
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March 28, 2024 03:05 PM MDT
Erica Glenn conducts more than music. She uses her testimony to promote peace and harmony in diversity—in choirs, the global Church, and beyond.
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March 13, 2024 10:20 AM MDT
Sometimes when we ask for a miracle or for healing, God sends a friend.
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March 11, 2024 11:38 AM MDT
While working on her uniquely formatted, celiac-friendly cookbook, Kate learned that we don’t need to wait for ‘major revelation’ to follow our passion.
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March 06, 2024 12:57 PM MST
Art makes it easier to sense how personally the Savior loves us. Five artists, each with a distinct style, share how and why they paint Jesus.
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February 23, 2024 02:01 PM MST
This wasn’t a package Spencer planned on receiving. Or that Glenna imagined she would be sending.
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February 21, 2024 12:42 PM MST
“As great as a podcast you might [listen to is], ... the real magic is one person, the scriptures, and the influence of the Holy Ghost.” President Mark L. Pace
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February 21, 2024 10:41 AM MST
The Apostle also answered the question, “What is the greatest thing you can do for your children?”
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February 16, 2024 10:57 AM MST
Kerry Muhlestein once met Harrison Ford and joked with him about the nickname.
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February 12, 2024 01:24 PM MST
Maybe you’re like me and found it bittersweet to send your child on a mission. Here are a few thoughts to bring peace during the pain of saying goodbye.
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January 23, 2024 08:30 AM MST
A series of remarkable promptings and experiences led a world-class cellist back to the faith she’d decidedly left more than 20 years earlier.
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January 17, 2024 09:49 AM MST
Latter-day Saint artist Greg Olsen’s creativity hasn’t slowed down in the slightest. In fact, it seems to be picking up speed.
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January 10, 2024 12:46 PM MST
Inspiration pushed aside any inhibitions. The Nashville Tribute Band’s deepest wish is to sing about the Book of Mormon’s divinity.
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January 10, 2024 06:39 AM MST
I asked questions I’ve long held but didn't know who to ask about. I hope these answers will help your ministering efforts and fill you with hope.
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December 21, 2023 08:00 AM MST
Even a serious fire won’t stop Jim and Sherry Andelin from using their zoo to share the light of Christ this Christmas.
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December 04, 2023 07:00 AM MST
We love all our LDS Living readers and social media followers.We have seen time and time again the way you—our friends—embody the statement in 4 Nephi 1:16:
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November 15, 2023 03:27 PM MST
"Can you imagine being there, witnessing this beautiful moment? What did they feel? What did they say to each other?"
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November 06, 2023 03:33 PM MST
American Idol winner Iam Tongi’s musical talent is truly impressive, but it is the person he’s become through his challenges who equally deserves the spotlight.
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October 16, 2023 07:10 AM MDT
“It is not possible for me to be just a musician anymore. I have to be both a musician and a spiritual being.”
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October 09, 2023 02:45 PM MDT
Carol shares how her path to baptism started with seeing the Osmonds on TV, but nearly ended when she learned of the priesthood and temple restriction.
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October 09, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
In his five years as Church president, President Russell M. Nelson has announced 153 new temple locations.
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October 06, 2023 07:29 AM MDT
Family history may sound intimidating, but there are a few simple ways to slip it into your spiritual diet.
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September 25, 2023 08:15 AM MDT
Starting over in a new country is far from easy, but the Maradiaga family soon found a new source of hope by following a prompting to focus—literally—on the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple.
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September 22, 2023 04:28 PM MDT
Marie’s story of rescue began, not ended, when she finally stepped outside the prison fence. Only Jesus Christ and the covenants she would make with Him could truly set her free.
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September 01, 2023 09:27 AM MDT
When you feel pressure to make perfect choices, remember that our missteps can teach us about ourselves and strengthen our faith in Christ.
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August 24, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Sister Aburto’s sincere reply was, ‘Your love for your boys is a beautiful motive for you to come. I am grateful to have you among us.’
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August 04, 2023 09:28 AM MDT
We don’t mean to be exclusive or boastful or blind—so what does it mean to say that the Church is ‘true’?
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July 27, 2023 03:09 PM MDT
When Renee White’s then-18-month-old son, Eli, started throwing tantrums, she was shocked—not by her toddler’s behavior, but her own. She has since been on a journey to become a peaceful parent.
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July 26, 2023 09:27 AM MDT
Being a mother in a mixed-faith marriage has given Ashli unique insight into agency, eternity, and God’s never-ending love.
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July 07, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
One Latter-day Saint’s journey to fashion success started with the Relief Society and has taken him all the way to the runway. Here’s how.
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July 03, 2023 09:23 AM MDT
Nathan Pacheco strives to lift his listeners to a place where believing everything will be OK becomes possible, even natural. After all, that’s what music has done for him—provide relief from darkness by inviting in God’s warm light.
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July 03, 2023 09:09 AM MDT
Jeff McCullough is an Evangelical pastor who has spent the last year learning everything there is to know about Latter-day Saints and the Church. Here’s why.
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June 12, 2023 12:00 PM MDT
One hot afternoon, I was on a hill overlooking the border between Syria and Israel. As we walked down the hill, we talked about how some Latter-day Saints de-emphasize the importance of Christ’s Crucifixion.
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June 06, 2023 04:45 PM MDT
Read the stories of two faithful Latter-day Saint women, including a convert from Guatemala who inspired the Gospel Principles class and the consolidated Sunday meeting block.
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June 01, 2023 12:12 PM MDT
Eduardo Maradiaga didn’t know it then, but the photo he took of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple was about to go on a journey that would give him and his family hope as they started new lives in the US.
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May 25, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Meet Anurat Kaeocha, one of the newest members of the Church in Thailand and project manager for the Bangkok Thailand Temple.
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May 24, 2023 07:30 AM MDT
Not many 17-year-olds can shred on a drum set the way Sofia Detjen does. Between her musical prowess and faith in God, this Harvard-Berklee–bound teenager’s tempo is hard to beat.
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May 18, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
The Church couldn’t get past all the government red tape—until a well-connected local woman had a remarkably specific dream.
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May 17, 2023 11:23 AM MDT
Yongsung Kim’s paintings depict a happy Christ and are inspired by his love for Jesus Christ.
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May 15, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Marguerite Gong Hancock is a techno-optimist in Silicon Valley whose family roots, faith, and passion for humanity inspire her to bring an abundant life to civilizations worldwide.
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May 12, 2023 08:00 AM MDT
Marcia heard her grandmother constantly pray for her children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends—and that example changed her life.
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May 10, 2023 01:48 PM MDT
Grandpa Beck’s Games have brought families and friends together with games like Cover Your Assets, Skull King, and Gnoming A Round. Here’s how perseverance, trial and error, and a whole lot of faith have helped them rise to success.
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May 04, 2023 12:26 PM MDT
In his early thirties, Jon made two important discoveries that helped him to no longer feel alone: he was Autistic, and he belonged in the gospel of Jesus Christ
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April 28, 2023 07:24 AM MDT
The first open house for the DC Temple in 1974 was an enormous challenge filled with unexpected problems, but also unexpected blessings.
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April 18, 2023 06:06 PM MDT
When Stephanie Nielson, her husband, Christian, and six other Arizona Burn Center survivors reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Stephanie walked over and showed her physician Dr. Kevin Foster a picture. The picture, Stephanie says, looks like an autopsy photo, but the woman in the picture was alive. She asked Dr. Foster if he remembered that girl. Of course he did—the picture was of Stephanie nearly 15 years ago, just a couple of weeks after a plane crash left over 80 percent of her body burned.
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April 12, 2023 12:10 PM MDT
“When I started nosing through old photo albums, I discovered my mom was the first Black woman to receive a mission call.”
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April 05, 2023 07:33 AM MDT
Why does the sixth of April hold such importance in the Church?
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April 04, 2023 05:07 PM MDT
Many noticed the beginning of an exchange between President and Sister Nelson and a young girl following the first session of general conference; few knew it was an answer to a child's prayer.
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March 31, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Hold on to your tots, this in-depth history of a beloved potato snack is going to be a wild ride.
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March 30, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
Sam found himself in a hospital room not as the doctor, but as a distressed husband, anxiously awaiting updates on his wife’s condition. And in the midst of that traumatic role reversal, he fell into a moral crisis.
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March 29, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Wounded Vietnam vet JR Johansen knew his health was failing, yet he answered a call to paint missionaries who died while serving. Now, scores of portraits later, he’s brought healing to grieving families all over the world—and to himself.
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March 16, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
Hamilton, Missouri, was once in serious financial trouble. But in a matter of a few years, Jenny Doan and her family transformed the sleepy town into a magical destination. How did the Doans do it? By the power of faith—and quilts.
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March 15, 2023 03:53 PM MDT
Happy March Madness to those who celebrate! If you’re a sports junkie, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
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March 14, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
As she tried to cope with the loss of her sister, Christy Denney found the connection to family she was craving in an unusual place—a cherry cheese pie.
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March 02, 2023 02:02 PM MST
“The Latter-day Saint community [in Las Vegas is] vibrant across every facet—politically, public service, charitable. … No other group of people [comes] close.”
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March 01, 2023 10:07 AM MST
Shelby Stroud travels to beaches and collects seashells for her portraits by hand—this one has over 25,000.
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January 18, 2023 01:00 PM MST
The background music in the Church’s Light the World videos is simple, but something about it has been capturing hearts since the first video launched in 2016.
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January 10, 2023 06:00 AM MST
From Easy-Bake Oven enthusiast to celebrated cookbook author and chef, Tara Bench has risen to sweet culinary success in New York City.
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