Jake Frandsen

Jake Frandsen

Jake Frandsen is managing editor for LDS Living. He previously worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he led the team that edits and produces the Church’s curriculum products. He holds linguistics bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University.

September 26, 2022 01:53 PM MDT
We think Latter-day Saint traditions are at their best during general conference weekend. Check out what our readers look forward to most.
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Fun
September 22, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
Perhaps Hobbits are so adored by fans because they represent something we can all relate to: feelings of hope and inadequacy on our grand mortal adventure.
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September 16, 2022 01:26 PM MDT
Meet the amazing Latter-day Saints who hopped, swung, and climbed their way to the highest levels of ninja competition this summer.
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September 14, 2022 10:27 AM MDT
The ATF has released interior photos of the Orem Temple fire amid mounting incidents of vandalism at Church buildings.
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September 09, 2022 07:52 AM MDT
The previous 12 months have seen several heartwarming and inspiring moments in the prophet’s life. Here are just a few of our favorites.
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Fun
August 12, 2022 04:25 PM MDT
Seen any squirrels splayed out on the ground lately? Our bushy-tailed friends might be offering a simple lesson.
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August 09, 2022 03:57 PM MDT
Donny Osmond paid tribute this week to Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy Award–winning singer who passed away Monday at age 73.
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July 19, 2022 10:22 AM MDT
This Pioneer Day weekend, celebrate those who traveled with the Vanguard Company and trekked with the Mormon Battalion.
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Fun
July 18, 2022 07:01 AM MDT
Welcome to part two of the face-off between the Mormonads of the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s. Which decade did the Mormonad best?
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Fun
July 18, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Even when they were punny or corny, they always seemed to get their message across. But which decade was the Mormonad golden age?
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Fun
June 29, 2022 03:58 PM MDT
From video games to music videos, these images of temples certainly seem random but fun!
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June 29, 2022 11:27 AM MDT
We don’t have lots of answers about the eternal destiny of our furry friends, but we can infer some things from scriptural and prophetic statements.
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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 22, 2022 12:45 PM MDT
The year 2023 will include a couple of firsts related to the Churchwide curriculum.
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June 15, 2022 01:52 PM MDT
On June 14, the Church’s Philippines Facebook page shared photos of an angel Moroni statue being hoisted atop the Urdanteta Philippines Temple.
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June 14, 2022 11:07 AM MDT
For anyone who submits tithing and fast offering donations online, some of the donation categories and options may look a little different now.
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June 07, 2022 03:26 PM MDT
“Life was a disappointment to me. I was living terribly, breaking my mother’s heart. And I thought, ‘There’s got to be something better than this.’”
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June 01, 2022 01:23 PM MDT
Ed Willis authored the raw, gritty memoir, ‘Panther to Priesthood.’ From matters of race to matters of the heart, here are a few principles he wants you to know.
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May 13, 2022 01:03 PM MDT
Footballer Jon Russell doesn’t shy away from talking about his faith, whether in church, on social media, or in the news.
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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 03, 2022 12:40 PM MDT
On a TV special, the Latter-day Saint singer shocked four viral fans who cried hysterically when he lost the TV show.
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April 29, 2022 12:24 PM MDT
Temple ceremonies have occasionally been depicted on mainstream TV, which may prompt questions from those unfamiliar with the Church.
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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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Fun
April 16, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has become the oldest President of the Church at age 97 years, 7 months, and 7 days old.
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