Sunny Morton

Fun
August 07, 2019 09:03 AM MDT
Turn the hearts of your children—without twisting their arms.
4 Min Read
July 17, 2019 08:50 AM MDT
Interested in DNA testing? Genetic genealogist Diahan Southard answers the most frequently asked and most timely questions regarding this popular trend.
11 Min Read
December 22, 2018 09:12 AM MST
For many retired people, serving a senior mission can sometimes seem a distant dream, but recent changes to missionary service put this goal well within the reach of many couples. And no matter what your age, if you want to serve a senior couples mission, you can start preparing for it now. Read on to find out how.
14 Min Read
November 28, 2018 04:48 PM MST
Sandra and Steve are a loving Latter-day Saint couple with an ongoing disagreement about Sabbath activities. Sandra likes to listen to sacred music and work on family history projects after church. Steve spends time with their teenage sons, watching football, or shooting hoops in the driveway. Sandra resents Steve for making sports part of their family’s Sabbath routine. Steve feels Sandra is paying attention to dead relatives at the expense of living ones.
6 Min Read
September 17, 2018 09:06 AM MDT
Some people think they can’t write an interesting family history. “My ancestors were boring,” they say. There’s nothing to tell.” Others find too much drama in the past and find it painful or embarrassing to record. Still others haven’t taken interest in writing their family stories at all.
3 Min Read
June 04, 2015 08:54 AM MDT
When FamilySearch announced last year that Latter-day Saints would be able to receive free access to three major genealogy websites, there was a collective gasp across the genealogical community-at-large. Subscriptions to Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com can total up to about $900 a year. At the upper extreme, this represents about $13.5 billion in free genealogy resources for more than 15 million Church members.
8 Min Read
March 17, 2014 04:43 AM MDT
By definition, Relief Society is "one size fits all." Its membership is every Latter-day Saint woman over eighteen and mothers under eighteen. But differences among us abound: ages, cultures, occupational status, ethnicity, education, incomes, church involvement, social skills, political beliefs, hobbies and interests . . . and the list goes on! Creating an inclusive, nurturing environment for everyone can be a challenge. But solutions can be found when we apply President Gordon B. Hinckley's formula for involving new Church members: give each sister "a friend, a responsibility, and nurturing with 'the good word of God.'"
5 Min Read
June 20, 2013 04:00 AM MDT
It's a cool summer night. A dark expanse of lake laps quietly at the edge of your campsite. You huddle in a sweatshirt and stretch your dirt-smeared calves toward the campfire's warmth. Firelight flickers across your loved ones' faces. Suddenly your soft conversation bursts into laughter, like a shower of sparks that dissipates into the starry sky above.
11 Min Read
May 21, 2013 04:34 AM MDT
Before you pull your hair out at the thought of matching T-shirts and meals for a hundred picky eaters, take a deep breath and read on. By the time you're finished reading this crash course in reunion planning, you'll be ready to tackle this year's event. You might even be excited about it!
14 Min Read
April 02, 2013 04:59 AM MDT
The full impact of the missionary age change announcement six months ago has yet to be seen. While the policy for men was already in effect in many nations, now it’s worldwide.
7 Min Read
November 06, 2012 05:05 AM MST
Sandra and Steve are a loving Latter-day Saint couple with an ongoing disagreement about Sabbath activities. Sandra likes to listen to sacred music and work on family history projects after church. Steve spends time with their teenage sons, watching football or shooting hoops in the driveway. Sandra resents Steve for making sports part of their family’s Sabbath routine. Steve feels Sandra is paying attention to dead relatives at the expense of living ones.
8 Min Read
September 25, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
Every month, about 2,800 LDS missionaries come home. The returning missionary or couple appears at the airport, at the front door, or in the chapel. Loved ones and old friends offer joyful congratulations and comment on changes they see: a brighter glow of faith, a more confident demeanor, a deeper tan, or a newly acquired accent.
9 Min Read
December 01, 2011 05:03 AM MST
Have you ever asked a relative about your family history? The experience is like lifting the handle on an old-fashioned water pump. You never know what’s going to come out. Maybe nothing: maybe the pump doesn’t work anymore or its source has run dry. Or you may prompt a sudden torrent that soaks your shoes and disappears into the ground before you can catch it. You may luck into a perfect stream of water—then find it too muddy to use.
4 Min Read
November 24, 2011 05:19 AM MST
Recently my friend Cindy Johnson expressed frustration that she hasn’t recorded her richly-lived life in journals. “Now I’ll have to resort to writing my memoirs!” she lamented. “I don’t even know where to start.”
4 Min Read
November 17, 2011 05:03 AM MST
1) Learn at home from:
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