Feature Stories

May 11, 2022 12:31 PM MDT
After Michael threw a chair in frustration, Steve knew his approach to this delicate conversation had to change.
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May 05, 2022 09:49 AM MDT
His new ethnically diverse painting was bound for the DC Temple, but his toddlers had a last, unwanted addition to make.
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May 04, 2022 09:56 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 26, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
If you or a loved one feel isolated in battling infertility, it’s important to know that you are never alone. Here is some advice from one Latter-day Saint on the topic.
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April 21, 2022 10:43 AM MDT
A Coca Cola font, the Trajan Column in Rome, and other inspirations have helped create the Church logo.
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April 13, 2022 11:40 AM MDT
It is hard for me to fully imagine what the women must have experienced as they came to the tomb and found it empty.
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April 06, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has said that new temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil.
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By  Emily Abel
April 05, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The ground I was walking on in southern Utah had been baking in the sun for months and it still wasn’t dry, but Moses and his people were able to walk through almost immediately?
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March 30, 2022 11:48 AM MDT
Why live a covenant life when most of the world tells you that believing in Christ is sufficient?
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March 25, 2022 09:30 AM MDT
After joining the Church in the US, Sahar Qumsiyeh began the difficult journey of living her faith and strengthening the Saints back in her homeland of Palestine.
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March 24, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Violinist Meredith Campbell can’t name all of the famous musicians she’s accompanied in orchestras over the years, but she can list a few.
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March 23, 2022 10:01 AM MDT
“I worked with refugees for years, but I never thought I’d be one.”
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March 16, 2022 11:47 AM MDT
On an island divided by political and religious borders, about 8,000 plucky Irish Latter-day Saints have discovered a way to find unity through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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March 15, 2022 01:57 PM MDT
Self-compassion helps us be more caring, loving, and intimate—and less controlling. So why can it be so hard to be kind to ourselves?
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By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 03:08 PM MST
Nnamdi sculpts straight from the heart, and his story might change yours.
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March 01, 2022 08:00 AM MST
As we remember our eternal purpose and identity, we can find hope and put our troubles into perspective.
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February 27, 2022 11:15 PM MST
Lita Little Giddins explores how racism can be a “thorn in the flesh” for those who seek to gather Israel.
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February 25, 2022 12:35 PM MST
Nina Scurtu and her husband, Dima, finally made their way to a bus headed out of Ukraine, only to face the heartbreaking news that he would be forced to stay behind.
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February 16, 2022 09:08 AM MST
As I pulled out the kid-sized table and chair and tried to convince my almost-2-year-old to sit down before the Friend to Friend event, I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.
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February 15, 2022 01:25 PM MST
Q: My father was abusive to me as a child. He’s expressed remorse, and I love him and am working on forgiving him, but don’t really want to be around him. He accuses me of holding a grudge and not letting go of the past. Am I in the wrong?
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February 09, 2022 03:13 PM MST
Understanding the multifaceted meaning of the cross can help us honor those who find deep meaning in the symbol—and increase our own appreciation for the Savior.
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February 09, 2022 01:50 PM MST
It’s been 175 years since the Mormon Battalion was formed, but only in the past year have historians discovered exactly who served with this historic group.
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February 07, 2022 09:32 AM MST
After they first met, President Oaks wrote in his journal, “Sharmon and I met and walked with Kristen McMain, who proved to be attractive, intelligent, faithful, and fun.”
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February 03, 2022 11:33 AM MST
The identity of her father had been a mystery for almost 49 years. And now it was no longer a mystery. It was simply a name.
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By  Emily Abel
January 26, 2022 01:54 PM MST
Kirk knew from his son’s labored, rattling breaths that his battle with cancer was nearly over. But Kirk also knew that Kyle's testimony and legacy would live on.
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January 26, 2022 11:30 AM MST
Thurl Bailey played in a championship victory dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the greatest college basketball moment of the 20th century. But now Thurl’s focus is on what it means to be a champion in life.
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January 20, 2022 12:00 PM MST
At a youth event in Oregon, one teenager asked, “If this is called the plan of happiness, then why am I so miserable?"​
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January 19, 2022 11:00 AM MST
Lehi taught Jacob there must be “opposition in all things”. Fourteen verses later, he taught his son that “men are, that they might have joy”. How do we reconcile those two concepts?
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January 18, 2022 09:00 AM MST
Lisa Valentine Clark was working in San Francisco when she got a call from her husband that brought on the first panic attack she had ever experienced.
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January 18, 2022 08:00 AM MST
“By paying tithing, Church members ... help further the work of the Lord in the earth.” But what does that mean?
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January 12, 2022 01:28 PM MST
Though Adam and Eve would leave divinity’s immediate presence, in a very tangible way, Christ would leave with them.
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By  Emily Abel
January 05, 2022 06:00 AM MST
A former full-time seminary and institute teacher, Tammy loves digging into the gospel as host of the popular Sunday on Monday podcast. We recently asked her a bit about her gospel insights, her life, and her faith.
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January 03, 2022 10:06 AM MST
Here are five names of Christ from the Old Testament that remind me He is real, approachable, and unfailingly compassionate.
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December 30, 2021 07:00 AM MST
“In some ways, the only way you deal with tragedy is to turn to God... many faith on that team... were brought to bear in getting this group through this tragedy.”
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December 16, 2021 02:29 PM MST
These heartfelt poems connect Christmas with the cross, and bring perspectives on Mary that only women can.
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December 15, 2021 11:51 AM MST
“The impression that weighed upon my soul was that God would be far less troubled by Richard’s ‘thorn in the flesh’ than He would be of our sins against charity.”
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December 10, 2021 09:14 AM MST
“20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir” will start airing next week. Here's where you can watch it:
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December 10, 2021 09:00 AM MST
Some people who will be alone for the holidays are just hoping to endure. But there are some ways to manage this experience and find joy.
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December 08, 2021 10:24 AM MST
Near the end of his mission, then-Elder M. Russell Ballard felt compelled to buy a women’s pink sweater set he saw in a street shop, but he had no idea to whom he would give it until later.
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December 07, 2021 10:30 AM MST
COVID may be the Grinch determined to steal Christmas this year. But here’s a silver lining: 2021 could be the year we focus more than ever on the reason we truly celebrate Christmas.
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By  Emily Abel
November 24, 2021 07:00 AM MST
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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November 22, 2021 08:00 AM MST
People from all backgrounds and religions are choosing to stay in their faith, and this new account on Instagram is a space for them to share why.
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November 19, 2021 04:22 PM MST
How has the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square put on magical Christmas concerts for 20 years? Conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy share their thoughts.
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By  Emily Abel
November 16, 2021 09:44 AM MST
Last Friday, 70 missionaries were at a zone conference when two armed men burst into the church and robbed them. Now, fellow Latter-day Saints are reaching out to help.
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November 10, 2021 12:38 PM MST
When we understand the relationship between Christ's grace and our own good works, religion can positively influence our lives.
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November 10, 2021 09:20 AM MST
Every year, the Royal Mail issues a special set of Christmas stamps. The 2021 collection may look familiar to Latter-day Saints.
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By  Emily Abel
November 03, 2021 10:38 AM MDT
We recently asked Freeman about her family, her faith, and what makes her excited to study the Old Testament next year.
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October 28, 2021 02:23 PM MDT
As he battled brain cancer in the hospital, videos of Tom Brady cheered him up more than anything. He dreamed of watching the NFL quarterback in person, but he never imagined he’d catch Brady’s attention from among the crowd.
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October 22, 2021 04:00 PM 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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October 11, 2021 01:24 PM MDT
Stereotypical Latter-day Saint foods like Jell-O and funeral potatoes have become somewhat of a cliché, but photographic artist Daniel George has turned these traditional dishes into amazing works of art.
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By  Emily Abel
September 30, 2021 04:00 PM MDT
Published in 1899, the first Church handbook was small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. The world has changed greatly since then, and so has the handbook.
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September 30, 2021 01:56 PM MDT
Loss changes us—even if we’ve known a particular loss is coming, the actuality of it can be difficult and jarring. Our grief experience can start out with feelings of devastation, but when we allow grief into our lives, it invites healing and can lead to healthy and positive life shifts, including deeper empathy for ourselves and others.
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September 28, 2021 04:13 PM MDT
"The roles of both the mind and the heart in personal revelation are crucial, and no simple formulas or recommended action steps can guide us through this rigorous spiritual process."
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September 24, 2021 08:03 AM MDT
Join your favorite authors and artists to prepare your family and receive guidance and inspiration during general conference plus get special new discounts at Deseret Book every day!
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September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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September 20, 2021 06:00 AM MDT
Take a look back at the messages from April general conference as we get ready for another uplifting weekend soon.
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September 15, 2021 03:30 PM MDT
Just weeks before his death, Joseph Smith taught a sweeping sermon that has widely been considered his most important ever. One Jewish scholar has even described it as “one of the truly remarkable sermons ever preached in America.”1
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September 15, 2021 10:24 AM MDT
While some of us lounged in beach chairs and armchairs this summer, Latter-day Saints across the globe toiled to make a difference for those around them. Here are a few of the most poignant projects.
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September 10, 2021 05:23 PM MDT
The date 9/11 has come to symbolize catastrophe and mourning for the entire American nation. But long before 2001, September 11 was a remorseful date in Latter-day Saint history.
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By  Emily Abel
September 08, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As smoke and ash billowed up from what had become a tomb for more than 2,700 people, a man named Allen Kay sat in his office on Fifth Avenue in New York City and pulled out a 3-by-5-inch index card.
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