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.

November 30, 2021 12:01 PM MST
For the first time, members worldwide are invited to watch a special Christmas concert produced by the Church’s Europe Area.
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November 24, 2021 01:41 PM MST
“I’m 96 years old—I’m too old!”
1 Min Read
November 23, 2021 03:00 PM MST
Presidents Bonnie H. Cordon and Camille N. Johnson each posted heartfelt thoughts to social media this week about the children in their lives.
1 Min Read
November 23, 2021 09:06 AM MST
The Christus is now in storage and away from public view. Find out the plans for the statue, where you can see the Church’s other replicas, and more interesting facts.
2 Min Read
November 18, 2021 04:36 PM MST
With so many unofficial opinions and practices on the topic, we take a look at what the Church has actually said about wearing temple garments.
4 Min Read
November 16, 2021 09:57 AM MST
Speaking of her friendship with Rev. Theresa Dear, Dew says, “Because she has been places in her life I have not been, she broadens my point of view and understanding, even on the most sensitive of subjects.”
1 Min Read
November 09, 2021 04:15 PM MST
Forced to keep their faith a secret—even from their own children—this Czech couple worked for decades to bring the Church to light in their country.
3 Min Read
November 04, 2021 04:46 PM MDT
One researcher has discovered that baby books are rich in history, but many parents see them as a source of stress. Here are some high- and low-tech solutions to help with the job.
6 Min Read
November 04, 2021 12:29 PM MDT
When a visiting Apostle volunteered to help 10-year-old Bonnie Cordon feed her family’s chickens, her nighttime chore suddenly seemed a lot less irksome.
1 Min Read
November 02, 2021 02:40 PM MDT
A rare genetic condition has never kept Michelle from doing what she wants. Still, no one expected how massive the results would be when she accepted the call to be a family history indexer.
1 Min Read
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.
5 Min Read
October 28, 2021 11:22 AM MDT
In Cairo, Egypt, the storied city on the banks of the Nile River, most of the ten million residents are Muslim. But there is a minority Christian population as well, and within that minority are two branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1 Min Read
October 26, 2021 03:09 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints stand out in how they view and connect with their communities, according to a new report.
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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.
8 Min Read
October 21, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
When Trey Stewart felt driven to finish his two years after returning early due to the COVID pandemic, he wouldn’t take no for an answer.
3 Min Read
October 21, 2021 01:31 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson of the Primary General Presidency shared Thursday on Facebook that the Church has launched a new YouTube channel specifically designed for children.
1 Min Read
October 18, 2021 04:12 PM MDT
No matter your heritage, new FamilySearch activities can help bring a new element to your Halloween-time traditions
2 Min Read
October 15, 2021 03:16 PM MDT
Tammy Uzelac Hall explains why “virtue” is less about chastity or modesty and more about the power we receive though covenants.
1 Min Read
October 14, 2021 04:15 PM MDT
Several articles in a recent issue of the ‘Liahona’ help members answer President Russell M. Nelson's call to “expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family.”
1 Min Read
October 11, 2021 11:53 AM MDT
With the number of new temples booming, the ratio of temples to Church members will soon be the smallest since the 19th century, meaning more members worldwide have access to temple blessings.
1 Min Read
October 06, 2021 04:58 PM MDT
Get your record-keeping wheels turning with these meaningful writing prompts—your mind and body will thank you.
1 Min Read
October 05, 2021 03:23 PM MDT
From fireside skits to stake roadshows, drama has always been part of Latter-day Saint life, with the Church’s pageants at center stage. Here’s a look back at the four pageants that were phased out in 2018.
4 Min Read
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.
5 Min Read
September 21, 2021 04:25 PM MDT
The records of more than 11 billion people will be available to anyone with a computer.
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