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October 18, 2021 08:00 AM MDT
Get inspired for your ward trunk-or-treat, from flashy and flamboyant to simple and sophisticated.
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By  LDS Living
November 09, 2020 01:27 PM MST
With touchscreen devices taking over more and more family time, it's hard to find screen-free activities the whole family will enjoy. The good news is that the holiday season is the perfect time to bond as a family over a new board game or puzzle. Whether your kids are still young or if they have kids of their own, there are plenty of great Christmas gift options with these entertaining activities. With so many to choose from, you're sure to find something your whole family will love!
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By  Emily Abel
May 20, 2020 04:19 PM MDT
What happens when a team of artists from DreamWorks, Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros, and more work together to make a Latter-day Saint bishop’s idea come to life? Good things. More specifically, The Good Things Coloring Book.
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By  LDS Living
March 25, 2020 02:00 PM MDT
Thursday, March 26 at noon,  LDS Living  will kick off its very own Latter-day Saint culture bracket.
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October 24, 2019 09:42 AM MDT
From the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to Calee Reed to the Bonner Family, there are lots of great Latter-day Saint artists who have recently released some great new albums. Take our quiz to find out which new album you might enjoy listening to!
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September 26, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
The following story previously ran on LDS Living in October 2017.
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August 07, 2019 09:03 AM MDT
Turn the hearts of your children—without twisting their arms.
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June 18, 2019 09:22 AM MDT
The following content previously ran on LDS Living in 2017.
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May 04, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Are you in charge of planning your ward's Mutual activities this summer? Don't fret! We've found some great, easy activities for all your summertime Mutual needs.
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By  LDS Living
April 13, 2019 12:23 PM MDT
From a successful career as a world-renown heart surgeon to a life as a loving and supportive husband and father, there is no doubt President Russell M. Nelson is an incredible person, but how well do you know this modern-day prophet?
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April 01, 2019 09:35 AM MDT
The next two weeks of Come, Follow Me focus on Matthew 16–17, Mark 8–9, and Luke 9. In Matthew 16:13-17, Christ asks His followers, "Whom say ye that I am?" The answer to this question varies based on the revelation we have received of Christ's divine identity. Receiving revelation often begins with asking questions, and in preparation for the revelations that are to come this general conference, we have provided a family home evening activity focused on asking questions and finding answers. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Livingfor additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
March 01, 2019 04:00 PM MST
Ever wonder what your name might have been if you had lived in Book of Mormon times? Using a series of Book of Mormon-sounding prefixes and suffixes based on your birthday month and the first letter of your first name, this quiz can tell you! Though your name may or may not be a real Book of Mormon name documented in scripture, you might turn this quiz into a fun family night activity, sharing the names each family member gets and looking up Book of Mormon figures who had similar names. You might even look up where your Book of Mormon name would have appeared in the Book of Mormon pronunciation guide for an extra bit of fun. Happy quiz taking!
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February 15, 2019 05:18 PM MST
You have probably heard the news that the Church changed its guidelines regarding missionaries and communication with their families. Instead of waiting for Christmas and Mother's Day, missionaries can talk to their families once a week via text, online messaging, phone calls, and video chat in addition to writing letters and emailing family members.
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By  LDS Living
February 13, 2019 10:40 PM MST
Choosing an eternal companion is one of the biggest decisions we make in this life. However, people fall in love and find their eternal companions in many different ways. Even our beloved prophet and apostles experienced times when they had butterflies in their stomachs and unrestful nights thinking about their significant others. Brush up on your knowledge of how these couples' early courtships by reading this article—or quiz yourself on what you already know and learn about their stories along the way.
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January 11, 2019 05:14 PM MST
For more information on this topic read "Opening Our Hearts" by Gerald N. Lund, Ensign, May 2008, 32-34.
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By  Jon Cooper
January 03, 2019 10:00 PM MST
We often talk about our heroes from the scriptures, like Captain Moroni, Nephi, and Alma the Younger, but do you know how much they have in common with the superheroes we see on the big screen? Find out by taking this short quiz!
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By  LDS Living
December 19, 2018 10:05 PM MST
Let’s face it—sometimes Sundays aren’t as enjoyable or fulfilling as we’d like them to be. Between the stress of getting the family—and yourself—ready for church, preparing lessons, preparing meals, and keeping the kids occupied all day, our day of rest can be anything but restful. If you’ve been stuck in a rut, try some of these ideas from LDS Living staff and readers to help improve your Sunday experience.
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December 14, 2018 07:03 PM MST
What does your perfect Sunday look like? Tell us what your Sabbath includes, and we will tell you the uplifting movie that best fits your day of worship.
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November 30, 2018 08:33 PM MST
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read "Ask, Seek, Knock," by Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, Nov 2009, 81-84.
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November 15, 2018 10:00 PM MST
Members of the Church have a lot of unique practices and traditions when it comes to culture. From ward potluck foods to party planning, this is how your favorite things in Church culture stack up with Latter-day Saints around the world.
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November 02, 2018 07:09 PM MDT
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October 06, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
Does the Conference Center or the Salt Lake Tabernacle organ have more pipes? How many days was conference in 1867? Test your knowledge of a variety of facts about general conference as you listen to the counsel of our prophet and apostles this weekend!
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October 05, 2018 09:30 PM MDT
Conference Talk:For more information on this topic read "To Acquire Spiritual Guidance," by Richard G. Scott, Ensign, Nov 2009, 6-9.
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October 04, 2018 09:27 AM MDT
It has been almost 10 months since President Russell M. Nelson became our prophet. But how much do you really know about this father, heart surgeon, and servant of the Lord?
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September 28, 2018 09:02 PM MDT
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September 28, 2018 08:52 AM MDT
From Jell-O to funeral potatoes to crockpot meals, Latter-day Saints have potlucks and refreshments down pat. Take our fun quiz to find out which potluck food best represents you!
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September 21, 2018 08:34 PM MDT
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September 14, 2018 07:49 PM MDT
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By  LDS Living
September 07, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Grab a bowl of popcorn and gather your family to watch one of these nine family-friendly films that will not only make you laugh but are packed with powerful gospel lessons applicable to all ages.
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August 31, 2018 03:43 PM MDT
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August 04, 2018 10:04 PM MDT
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June 21, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
Pioneer treks are a common summer activity for Church members around the world, allowing them to experience, if even partially, the challenges the earliest pioneers faced in searching for religious freedom in the 1800s. Opportunities abound to learn how suffering and sacrifice brings one close to the Savior. Walking in the pioneers’ footsteps, participants can feel empathy for those who heeded the call to gather to Zion.
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June 02, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Summertime means family vacation time! Here are some trip ideas to check off your bucket list. With both Church history sites and other fun things to see and do, you can be sure to plan a trip your whole family will love.
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By  LDS Living
May 29, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Stock up on fun educational activities for your kids this summer that are sure to keep them occupied for hours. From arts and crafts to card games, the "I'm boreds" and "What is there to do's?" are a thing of the past.
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May 12, 2018 07:22 AM MDT
Think you know something about LDS temples? Take our quiz and see how familiar you are with temple trivia!
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By  LDS Living
April 16, 2018 05:00 PM MDT
Whether your guest speaker backs out or you simply run out of time to plan anything elaborate, if you find yourself fumbling for something fun and productive to do for Mutual or a YSA ward activity, check out these fast and fun activities.
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March 29, 2018 01:57 PM MDT
Mormon dad Travis Hancock was recently featured on CNBC for quitting his job at an ad agency to sell $1 million worth of his own original board games. Here's how he did it:
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March 29, 2018 01:31 PM MDT
“They don’t make ‘em like they used to!” I hear it all the time. Fact is, they do. A bevy of uplifting, inspiring films has recently hit theaters–—with more on the way. If I may be so bold to repeat the words of our late President Hinckley: “When there is a good movie in town, consider going to the theater as a family. Your very patronage will give encouragement to those who wish to produce this type of entertainment” (“In Opposition to Evil,” Ensign, September 2004).
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March 28, 2018 09:36 AM MDT
As general conference approaches, and with it the anticipation of sustaining a new prophet, we thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and see how much you remember or know about prophets of this dispensation. From who served as the prophet the longest to who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, test your knowledge of the amazing accomplishments of these men of God:
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March 13, 2018 09:39 AM MDT
Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ for an entire month but only celebrate His Resurrection for one day? Here are some tips on how to fill your Easter season with reminders of the Savior.
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March 09, 2018 09:00 AM MST
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February 23, 2018 05:00 AM MST
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February 16, 2018 09:00 AM MST
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By  LDS Living
February 09, 2018 12:00 PM MST
The Christmas season is always exciting for kids, but once it's over, the following winter months can be a bit dreary. That's why Stefanie Hewlett, a mother of four, decided to start a new family tradition.
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By  LDS Living
December 15, 2017 10:53 PM MST
Most family nights aren't complete without a game! Check out some of these fun, well-known games with a little Latter-day Saint culture thrown in.
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October 30, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Have you ever heard someone say, “Oh, I’m not creative”? I’ve not only heard this phrase dozens of times, I’ve also said it. But is it true?
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By  LDS Living
October 23, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
As ward activity committee members, it can be difficult to come up with unique ideas for the ward Christmas party year after year. Here are some ideas for making this December's event an enjoyable experience for members of all ages.
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October 20, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Conference Talk: For a message from President Monson read "Closing Remarks," by Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Nov 2009, 109-10.
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Coming up with a costume idea is already a creativity strain, but when you have to come up with one for all the kids and do so on the cheap side, it's even harder.
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October 10, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
A seven-headed beast? Four beasts with six wings? A man eating a bitter little book that was as sweet as honey? Twenty-four elders and 144,000 servants? A great red dragon and a woman in the wilderness? The number 666? The Book of Revelation can be captivating, if not a bit bewildering. Yet a careful look at the interpretations and applications of these symbols and prophecies is one key to preparing for the Second Coming and enjoying a study of John’s panoramic vision.
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September 20, 2017 12:47 PM MDT
Looking for an excuse to have meaningful fun with your children? Remember and commemorate the significant events that occurred September 21 and 22 by sharing a simple testimony and engaging in appropriate activities with your children.
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September 13, 2017 03:30 PM MDT
In a new music video featured on the Mutual Album and shared by the Ensign and The Friend, singer Jaeden Vaifanua released a heartwarming song about what family means to her.
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September 01, 2017 08:00 AM MDT
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read "Mothers and Daughters," by M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, May 2010, 18-21.
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July 21, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
For more information on this topic read “We Follow Jesus Christ,” by Quentin L. Cook, Ensign, May 2010, 83–86.
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By  LDS Living
July 08, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
Does your family love playing games together? Are you looking for some new family home evening activity ideas? Check out these entertaining and unique Book of Mormon-themed games, which will help your family to better understand scripture stories while also having fun together!
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May 11, 2017 04:00 AM MDT
When Jessica and Dan Friedman entered the toy box judging room for the final round of a toy invention competition, they didn't know what would happen next. The LDS couple from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, had already submitted their toy invention, Maze-O, to the scrutiny of adult mentors on ABC's The Toy Box, now it was time for the real test—what would be the child judges' final decision?
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April 21, 2017 09:13 AM MDT
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April 13, 2017 10:00 PM MDT
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April 11, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Whether or not you've actually seen Johnny Lingo, chances are you've at least heard a few lines from it—particularly the reference to being an "eight-cow wife." Find out just how much you know about this classic Mormon film, from the movie itself to the lives of the actors in it.
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April 08, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
Many people around the world celebrate Easter not just on Sunday, but all week long. Here are some great ways to bring your family closer to Christ and make Holy Week a tradition for LDS families.
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