Feature Stories

By  Emily Abel
December 02, 2022 01:11 PM MST
When artists create scenes reflective of their own cultures, nativities becomes a way for all to liken the scriptures unto themselves.
12 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
November 22, 2022 03:38 PM MST
Adassa from Disney’s Encanto gave a live performance in Salt Lake City not as her character Dolores, but as a member of the Church eager to shine light into the world.
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November 15, 2022 01:04 PM MST
Brandon Sanderson has been named one of the top fantasy writers ever. Here’s how, where, and why he writes.
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November 14, 2022 01:15 PM MST
If you have experienced feelings of anxiety about gospel questions, you are not alone—and you can learn to diminish your anxiety and find peace.
10 Min Read
November 08, 2022 06:00 AM MST
Whenever Gerry Schlette had an especially difficult day teaching respiratory therapy classes at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, he would go into his office, close the door, pull the blinds down, and listen to Vocal Point.
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By  Emily Abel
November 06, 2022 02:35 PM MST
By shifting the focus of young single adult wards from finding a spouse to finding Jesus Christ, members can more fully enjoy life now.
8 Min Read
October 04, 2022 07:00 AM 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
September 29, 2022 04:19 PM MDT
“Mostly by accident, I’ve found three different messages President Nelson has given in the past six months in which he taught about this special Hebrew word.”
6 Min Read
September 28, 2022 01:42 PM 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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By  Jon Rines
September 28, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
“I have often felt that Latter-day Saints are the best-kept secret—your community not only provides quality friendships but can be counted on when times get tough.”
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By  Emily Abel
September 09, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article first appeared as the cover story in the September/October 2021 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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By  Emily Abel
September 06, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Adassa chose to step away from her dream of singing with Disney to pursue her dream of motherhood and a family centered on Christ. And yet God never forgot her childhood wish upon a star.
16 Min Read
August 16, 2022 10:20 AM MDT
My complete avoidance of conflict was becoming a problem. I was grateful to realize the Savior showed a better way.
9 Min Read
August 10, 2022 03:39 PM MDT
A distraught teenager sought to leave his troubles behind and find relief in the US. He would not only find peace in the gospel but also help introduce it to South Dakota.
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By  Emily Abel
August 05, 2022 06:07 AM MDT
Jonathan Monteon’s natural pull to God had waned a bit over recent years, but now something inside was tugging him back.
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By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 11:57 AM MDT
As NYC fashion photographer Kah Poon chases the perfect moment from behind his lens, he’s grateful for a faith that reminds him to look beyond his camera and see the bigger picture.
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By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 09:51 AM MDT
Hold on to your tots, this in-depth history of a beloved potato snack is going to be a wild ride.
6 Min Read
July 23, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
My grandparents were forced to live in prison camps during Word War II. When they were released, they found their way to Utah where a new community awaited them.
7 Min Read
July 22, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
The first Spanish-speaking branch was organized in 1923. By 1946, the branch's women were setting an example for the world.
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July 20, 2022 10:57 AM MDT
Nowah's family was one of two families who made up the first group of Latter-day Saints in Togo. His wife Stephanie grew up in Boston and is also a pioneer in her own right.
6 Min Read
July 19, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Mauli Bonner came away from the 2018 “Be One” celebration a changed man with an intense desire to learn more about Black pioneers and to teach others about them.
7 Min Read
July 18, 2022 01:43 PM 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.
16 Min Read
July 18, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
I disliked hearing pioneer stories when I was growing up. Stories of crossing the plains seemed to have little to do with me, a young Black girl.
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July 16, 2022 02:40 PM MDT
Harry’s search resulted in being baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 5, 1971, at the age of 56.
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July 13, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
This Pioneer Day, it is our hope that we can celebrate every kind of pioneer and remember the sacrifices that have been made by so many to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints what it is today.
6 Min Read
July 12, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
On June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan played his celebrated “flu game” as three Nike execs and a grieving teenager watched from the upper bowl.
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By  'Ofa Fotu
July 11, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
I asked my dad about his motives of baptism. I expected a personal miracle. ...What I got was a simple statement: “Because the Church school had more food.”
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July 07, 2022 10:02 AM MDT
How can the Book of Mormon be brought to people who can’t read or who have no written language at all?
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June 27, 2022 02:25 PM MDT
A fluke complication claimed his leg, but the amputation only drove Gary Weiland to greater heights of athleticism.
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June 27, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
In the midst of my emotional distress, the story of Elijah and the juniper tree taught me it’s OK to rest.
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June 02, 2022 11:33 AM MDT
“I never would have believed it, but I am seriously grateful that God has blessed me with a gay child.”
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May 27, 2022 01:08 PM MDT
“The more I followed this feeling to pursue something bigger, I felt this closeness to my Heavenly Father that I hadn’t before.”
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May 26, 2022 02:22 PM 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 25, 2022 10:25 AM MDT
Book of Abraham research is hard to do. But for me it also became hard not to do.
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By  Emily Abel
May 17, 2022 09:47 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.
16 Min Read
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.
10 Min Read
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.
9 Min Read
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.
10 Min Read
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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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?
4 Min Read
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?
7 Min Read
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.
11 Min Read
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.
10 Min Read
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.
16 Min Read
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.
7 Min Read
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.
15 Min Read
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.
3 Min Read
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.
16 Min Read
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.
7 Min Read
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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