Latter-day Saint Life

October 15, 2021 01:53 PM MDT
Here’s what local residents, celebrities, and Latter-day Saints are saying about the newly-remodeled temple.
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October 14, 2021 04:25 PM MDT
Our baby son had just finished a month of being on ECMO, the most extreme form of life support. He had survived, and so had we, and we thanked God for it.
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October 13, 2021 08:39 AM MDT
Halloween—that confusing mix of eeriness, morbidity, candy, trick-or-treating, and family fun. But the mixed reception of this holiday got us wondering, what has the Church officially said about Halloween?
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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.
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October 08, 2021 02:57 PM MDT
Here are just a few elated reactions from members of the Church local or native to the areas receiving new temples in their metaphorical backyards.
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October 06, 2021 02:22 PM MDT
FSY conferences have been on hold since 2020 due to the pandemic but are back on for next year. Here’s why the conference is so important for youth.
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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.
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By  Emily Abel
October 05, 2021 11:24 AM MDT
What do scriptures teach about living in an age of conflict? How are Latter-day Saints called to be peacemakers? We sat down with scholar Patrick Q. Mason to discuss what his latest book, "Proclaim Peace," says about these questions.
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October 04, 2021 11:59 AM MDT
Elder Erich W. Kopischke spoke candidly about the challenges of mental health and recommended a powerful Church resource.
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October 03, 2021 05:21 PM MDT
A new TV special aired in between sessions of conference highlights the popular LDS Living podcast, which has garnered over 9.5 million downloads in the less than three years since its launch.
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September 30, 2021 05:32 PM MDT
One member shares a look into his experience preparing to sing with the multicultural choir in general conference this weekend.
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September 29, 2021 04:45 PM MDT
In this week’s BYU forum address, Martin Luther King III reemphasized his father’s goal in building a global family and united humanity.
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September 29, 2021 09:33 AM MDT
Hannah’s story represents the feelings of many couples in our own day who suffer similar concerns.
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September 27, 2021 03:53 PM MDT
The entryways of all meetinghouses are to display approved artwork depicting Jesus Christ. Some are old favorites, and some of them are less well known.
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September 27, 2021 03:50 PM MDT
This week two Latter-day Saints shared how faith was an important part of their journey as they both stepped away from and came back to the gridiron.
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September 23, 2021 10:25 AM MDT
Despite being raised in a Jewish home, Andy Rosenberg considered himself an atheist when he first came in contact with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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September 23, 2021 08:51 AM MDT
"While our own families are our most important responsibility, every family on the earth is in need of the vital blessings that come from living true principles."
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September 23, 2021 05:00 AM MDT
"Recognize your limitations and strive to increase your capacities. Tune your mind and heart to hear Him. Strengthen your resolve to follow His counsel, even when conventional wisdom may dictate a different path."
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September 21, 2021 04:16 PM MDT
From listening to her grandmother tell stories about the Prophet to teaching about his life for over three decades, Black has many reasons why she considers Joseph to be a phenomenal man.
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By  LDS Living
September 16, 2021 05:23 PM MDT
In a few weeks, people in far-flung locations worldwide will be streaming general conference online in dozens of languages.
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September 14, 2021 12:19 PM MDT
There are two known narratives of President Hugh B. Brown being visited by Jesus.
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By  Emily Abel
September 13, 2021 08:59 PM MDT
I'd always known that my grandma had grown up in the same neighborhood as Sister Susan Bednar. But I never imagined I’d one day sit down with Sister Bednar herself and have a conversation that would deepen my appreciation for what life is like when you are married to an Apostle.
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September 06, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
No matter how often you make it to the temple, it’s nice to have a special bag designated just for your temple clothing. Whether your temple bag is getting a little worn out or you’ve never had one, there are plenty of options! Fine craftsmanship and quality details make these bags stylish and functional choices. These bags are perfectly arranged to accommodate temple clothing and even have a little room to spare.
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August 01, 2021 08:05 PM MDT
Seven days ago, a headline on ESPN read, “MyKayla Skinner’s Olympic gymnastics experience did not have to happen this way.” It seemed that after dedicating the majority of her young life to the sport of gymnastics and after battling back from injury as well as COVID-19 in the last two years, Skinner’s Olympic dream was over after just one night of competition. It appeared she would return home before the Games were even finished. She described it as “devastating.” But on Sunday in Tokyo, Skinner became an Olympic silver medalist.
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July 22, 2021 03:09 PM MDT
From the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to stakes, wards, and families and individuals, council systems are an important part of how the Church functions. This month, the Church News is diving into the council system on all its levels and how revelation acts as a guide within that structure.
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By  LDS Living
June 17, 2021 12:45 PM MDT
For long summer days spent at home, we've rounded up quite the list of books for readers of all ages. Consider this your one-stop for all your family's summer reading. Many of these titles are available on Bookshelf PLUS+ and your whole family can use the same account—which gives you access to listen to and read unlimited books available from Deseret Book!
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June 03, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Temples are some of the most beautiful places on earth, but the work that takes place inside of them is what makes them sacred. And when you wear a temple dress you feel comfortable in, you’ll be able to more fully concentrate on the sacred ordinances you’re performing. There are more options now than ever so we’ve pulled together some of our favorites.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
This story was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated to celebrate President Eyring's birthday.
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May 19, 2021 01:01 PM MDT
As I wrote the book Real vs. Rumor: How to Dispel Latter-day Myths, I evaluated popular stories and quotations that circulate in Latter-day Saint talks, lessons, and social media posts. Some turned out to be real, and others—not so much. Tracing the source of a statement commonly attributed to President Gordon B. Hinckley’s wife, Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley, proved to be an adventure with a surprising destination. Here is the quotation in question:
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April 30, 2021 07:51 PM MDT
The Friday session of BYU’s Women Conference began with a Sister to Sister event. Host Irene Caso was joined by Sister Sharon Eubank of the Relief Society General Presidency, Sister Michelle Craig of the Young Women General Presidency, and Sister Susan H. Porter, who was called to the Primary General Presidency during the April 2021 general conference.
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April 21, 2021 12:02 PM MDT
The following excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in April 2017. Changed through His Grace is now available as a Pocket Gospel Classic.
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By  LDS Living
March 30, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As temples around the world continue to reopen in a cautious, careful way, we are anxiously awaiting the day when we can return to the Lord's holy house. In preparation, we've rounded up our favorite items to accompany you on your next temple trip as well as a few resources to better understand sacred temple covenants.
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February 17, 2021 08:47 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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February 10, 2021 02:47 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in May 2019. Find more from Elder Craig A. Cardon in his new book Growing Up Unto the Lord: Recognizing and Responding to the Voice of the Spirit, Living in Peace, and Blessing Generations.
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February 05, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This story was originally published on LDS Living in January 2018 and has been updated.
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January 18, 2021 12:00 PM MST
This article originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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By  LDS Living
January 11, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Many of us hit reset on our study habits and set personal goals at the start of a new year. So why not refresh the way you record your thoughts with a unique new journal? Whether you're looking for a study tool to help with Come, Follow Me, a place to record your personal insights on gospel classics, or inspired prompts on the Sabbath or personal revelation, you're sure to find a journal hand-tailored to your stage of life.
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January 05, 2021 08:45 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in March 2020.
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January 04, 2021 12:00 PM MST
A new year means a fresh start and a fresh perspective. Refresh and emphasize your family's priorities with a new faith-centered art piece to display on the walls of your home.
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January 02, 2021 12:00 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in January 2020.
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January 01, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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December 30, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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December 26, 2020 12:04 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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December 24, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Not long ago, I met with a dear friend that I have known and loved for many years. When we met, my friend confided that he had been struggling. He felt he was experiencing, to use his words, a “crisis of faith” and sought my counsel. I felt grateful that he would share his feelings and concerns with me.
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December 23, 2020 12:03 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019 and is being shared again in honor of Joseph Smith's birthday.
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December 22, 2020 01:00 PM MST
The December pick for LDS Living Book Club is Born This Happy Morning by John Bytheway. Follow the LDS Living Book Club Instagram to join the conversation.
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December 18, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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December 16, 2020 05:58 PM MST
I have been a licensed psychologist for almost 20 years. I often get asked whether I think mental health challenges are on the rise, especially among today’s youth. The answer is complicated and involves a couple of factors: 1) The stigma of mental health concerns is slowly decreasing, creating greater willingness to talk about such issues, and 2) Society has more mental health resources than it has ever had before, particularly in the form of outreach.
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December 16, 2020 01:00 PM MST
In the temple, we renew our spiritual perspective. In the temple, we recommit our lives to the Lord. In the temple, we recognize “things as they really are, and . . . things as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13).
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By  LDS Living
December 10, 2020 01:00 PM MST
In 2021, we will start a new year of Come, Follow Me in the Doctrine and Covenants. Whether your children are young or grown, make sure your family has everything you need to dive a little deeper and to learn a little more in your daily study.
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December 07, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This is the third part of a four-part series from Elder Bruce C. Hafen about helping those who may be dealing with questions or doubts based on Faith Is Not Blind, the book he and his wife, Marie, co-authored.This series is adapted from an address Elder Hafen gave to religious educators.
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December 04, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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December 03, 2020 02:56 PM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. This is the fifth article in the series.
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November 26, 2020 12:14 PM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. This is the fourth article in the series.
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November 26, 2020 12:00 PM MST
In this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, Jeff says he only knew three things about his grandfather George growing up. One, he was born in the former Yugoslavia in a country that is now called Montenegro. Two, George was raised in Worland, Wyoming. Three, he had changed his last name from Mijušković to Marks. That was all. Any other attempt to get any information regarding family history from his grandfather led to a command to, "Shish." But after a chance encounter on a humanitarian aid trip to Haiti, Jeff slowly began finding breadcrumbs that led to his Mijušković line. And so after a killer deal on airfare, Jeff found himself in his family's homeland armed with a letter written in Montenegrin and an unquenchable desire to discover his own family history.
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November 25, 2020 10:34 PM MST
Before President Russell M. Nelson’s challenge to turn social media into our own gratitude journals, there were dozens of lists online of things to be grateful for in the year 2020. Since his invitation, millions of ideas have been added by those using #GiveThanks. But there are a few spiritual things that I think we have become more grateful for this year, as we have either relied on them more or had to do without them. Everyone’s list will look a little different depending on personal circumstances, but here are a few things that I think many of us have come to appreciate more than ever this year (in no particular order).
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November 25, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Throughout his service in the Church, President Nelson has helped us to find joy and gratitude in every circumstance. Here are a few of his teachings on the topics, excerpted from the book Teachings of Russell M. Nelson. This article was originally published by LDS Living in November 2018.
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November 25, 2020 11:08 AM MST
Anthony Sweat isn’t just a BYU religion professor and an author; he is also a talented artist. We recently sat down to ask him about his latest book, his faith, his family, and his love of painting unique Church history events.
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November 24, 2020 11:39 AM MST
Not long ago, I was at Walt Disney World with family. We were in line for one of the more intense attractions at the resort—the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This attraction is housed in a very creepy-looking hotel, full of ghostly sights and sounds. Following an elaborate preshow, you enter a modified elevator where you are strapped into your seat. At some point, in the pitch black and without warning, the elevator car plunges more than 10 stories to the ground, then accelerates up and down the shaft in a frantic motion. The experience is incredible, potentially terrifying, and one of my favorites.
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By  LDS Living
November 21, 2020 12:00 PM MST
On Friday, November 20, President Russell M. Nelson shared a video message with the world explaining, “No matter our situation, showing gratitude for our privileges is a fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual prescription.”
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