Latter-day Saint Life

By  Emily Abel
December 01, 2021 01:20 PM MST
Sister Harriet Uchtdorf and her daughter Antje give a taste of the magic of Christmas in Germany on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast.
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November 30, 2021 11:56 AM MST
For 45 years, Peggy Becker created identical dresses for 210 singers of every shape, size, and complexion. It’s a bigger job than you might think.
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November 30, 2021 10:06 AM MST
For many universities, players who take two years off from their sport to serve a mission might be seen as a detriment—but that’s not the case for the Stanford Cardinal football team.
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November 24, 2021 09:35 AM MST
As the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, we all remind ourselves to focus a little more on the things that we are blessed with in our lives.
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By  Emily Abel
November 23, 2021 12:58 PM MST
An unremarkable photo of a small apartment wall on the other side of the country was the spiritual reminder I needed.
4 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.
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November 23, 2021 09:00 AM MST
“No matter our situation, showing gratitude for our privileges is a fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual prescription.”
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November 23, 2021 05:00 AM MST
"When we are heavy laden with mistakes or heartaches ... the power of the Savior’s Atonement is, by divine design, one of the things that lifts the soul.”
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November 22, 2021 02:00 PM MST
In a new music video, the tender connection between the Piano Guys and their daughters is on full display as they perform with their girls and father-daughter duo Mat and Savanna Shaw.
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November 20, 2021 05:00 AM MST
Latter-day Saint Nate Checketts hopes that positive messages on men’s apparel might help shape the future of boys, including the little men he and his wife are raising.
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November 19, 2021 04:21 PM MST
As part of the Church’s four-year Salt Lake Temple renovation project, the North Visitors’ Center has now been demolished.
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November 19, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Looking for some inspiration? We adore our LDS Living Book Club authors because they always have such great advise and wisdom! Here are just eight of our favorite quotes from a few of them.
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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 17, 2021 11:15 AM MST
Some preconceptions about sexuality in marriage are helpful and grounding, while others can get in the way of our being able to create an intimate partnership.
6 Min Read
November 17, 2021 10:20 AM MST
The Church's recent emphasis on self-reliance and gathering Israel are leading us to be more prepared for the Second Coming. Learn more:
6 Min Read
November 16, 2021 08:30 AM MST
Throughout his service in the Church, President Nelson has helped us to find joy and gratitude in every circumstance.
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November 15, 2021 08:31 AM MST
Temples are some of the most beautiful places on earth, but the work that takes place inside of them is what makes them sacred.
1 Min Read
November 12, 2021 04:14 PM MST
When Andrea felt prompted to start a podcast, she felt unqualified. Tribe of Testimonies is her effort to follow through on that prompting.
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By  LDS Living
November 12, 2021 08:53 AM MST
If you find yourself far from the Spirit, here are five motivating quotes to help you to keep trying to hear the Holy Ghost in your life.
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November 11, 2021 12:00 PM MST
In a new video, Steve Young shares his personal experiences with anxiety and mental health challenges as a young man and as an athlete.
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By  LDS Living
November 11, 2021 11:08 AM MST
Not all Christmases look the same year to year and family to family. So, whether you’re looking for a quiet moment alone, lively festivities with family and friends, or anything in between, here are a few traditions that you might like to start with your family.
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November 11, 2021 10:17 AM MST
Since 1996, more Latter-day Saints have lived outside the United States than in it. But where exactly do those members live?
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November 11, 2021 09:00 AM MST
During WWII, one American bomber pilot single-handedly saved the lives of 90 men by listening to the promptings of the Spirit. That pilot was my grandfather, Ronald S Beckstrom.
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November 10, 2021 11:45 AM MST
Seeing Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion at the center of the temple sealing helps bring a new depth of devotion to marriage.
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November 09, 2021 11:14 AM MST
General Primary President Camille N. Johnson recently shared on her Facebook page how they held family councils without her three rambunctious sons realizing that's what they were doing.
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November 08, 2021 11:25 AM MST
Front man for rock band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds became the first to donate to the 2021 Light the World Giving Machine just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. See photos and video of the event here:
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November 05, 2021 01:17 PM MDT
While Christmas traditions vary widely from country to country, there is one small tradition that you'll see almost anywhere in the world where the birth of the Savior is celebrated: the Nativity.
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By  LDS Living
November 05, 2021 09:01 AM MDT
Here are a few precious truths from inspired Church leaders for those moments when you find yourself surrounded in darkness or bogged down with doubt.
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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.
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November 04, 2021 01:42 PM MDT
Some of the collection’s most valuable items include three first edition copies of the Book of Mormon—including one removed from Hawn’s Mill—and letters handwritten by President Brigham Young.
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November 04, 2021 10:51 AM MDT
Last weekend, the BYU Cougars found common ground with their opponents, the Virginia Cavaliers, but the connection between the teams might not be as obvious as you might initially assume.
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By  Emily Abel
November 03, 2021 04:35 PM MDT
If anyone can clean up 30 million pounds of trash in two months, it's Latter-day Saint Mark Rober.
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November 02, 2021 12:23 PM MDT
To echo Sister Aburto’s request to eat healthier and in the spirit of the cooler fall weather, here are a couple of our favorite nutritious recipes to keep you warm this season.
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By  Emily Abel
November 01, 2021 12:34 PM MDT
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s most recent Facebook post is sure to melt your heart while also raising your vision.
1 Min Read
October 29, 2021 12:40 PM MDT
150 Latter-day Saint youth and leaders will be wearing the standard pioneer bonnets, bandannas, and wide-brimmed hats and pulling the usual handcarts. But the location of this trek perhaps isn’t what first comes to mind: it's a 5,000-acre Church-owned farm in Argentina.
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By  LDS Living
October 29, 2021 09:00 AM MDT
We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a Monday, or a hard week, or rough news at work, or challenges with a loved one. But when you are feeling especially down, don’t forget to look up, and here are a few quotes that might help get you through.
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October 28, 2021 11:36 AM MDT
Just one day before they would complete their MTC training in Preston, England, a group of elders and sisters were visiting local Church history sites when they had three surprising visitors.
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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By  LDS Living
October 26, 2021 01:23 PM MDT
While most snail mail has gone the way of the floppy disk or phone book, sending a Christmas card is a sure way to continue a long-time tradition, send warm holiday wishes, and make sure your family and friends get something in their mailboxes besides bills and junk mail.
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October 25, 2021 04:21 PM MDT
In October 1971, Elders Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, and Boyd K. Packer, under the direction of the First Presidency, established an official congregation of Latter-day Saints unlike any other the Church had ever seen or has seen since.
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October 22, 2021 04:59 PM MDT
The Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) presidents told me two things: 1. Our son was being sent home from the MTC. 2. We needed to get on a plane as soon as possible to come get him. My heart was flooded with simultaneous emotions of bewilderment, anxiety, and sadness.
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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.
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October 18, 2021 05:14 PM MDT
This week, as we study the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants that originate in Liberty Jail for Come, Follow Me, we asked an expert to share with us the context of these chapters.
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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
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October 18, 2021 01:12 PM MDT
The game's commentator called Murphy “one of the all-time greats.” He joined the Church in 1975 during his career playing Major League Baseball.
2 Min Read
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.
2 Min Read
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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