Marriage

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.
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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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September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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Lisa and Scott O'Neil had similar faith but different religions when they married 23 years ago, but they vowed to work together as a team through it all. Here's how their commitment to having a "house of faith" eventually led Scott to choose to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through baptism nearly two decades after their wedding. Hear more of Scott's conversion and testimony in this episode of the ALL IN podcast: http://bit.ly/2J22cWO Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ Brightly Beams: https://www.instagram.com/brightly.beams/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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March 11, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Editor’s Note: Shelly Johnson-Choong is a social worker and therapist who specializes in helping women who experience infertility. She has also experienced infertility in her own life. In the following letter, she shares some of her personal experiences on this topic and gives insight on how to cope when unable to bear children.
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February 19, 2021 04:24 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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October 30, 2020 04:22 PM MDT
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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August 31, 2020 08:35 PM MDT
Editor’s note: In the following story, one Latter-day Saint woman (name withheld) shares how she relied on her faith and sought guidance from the Spirit in the wake of her husband having an affair. This account, as told by Brooke Romney, is written in first person to more accurately portray the interviewee’s personal experience, however, the content reflects the emotional, psychological, and spiritual impact of an affair and may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of one woman's experience. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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August 29, 2020 11:23 AM MDT
Each of us have little quirks that others likely notice about us and are perhaps even annoyed by. Laura “Laurie” Wilcox loved jewelry, especially bracelets, and frequently could only find one of two earrings in a pair. But do those little annoyances matter when the people we love are gone? Or would we give anything to search for a missing earring one last time?
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By  Emily Abel
July 28, 2020 06:53 PM MDT
The pandemic caused many couples to confront an issue: what to do with their upcoming wedding date. Some determined to hold civil ceremonies. Others decided to wait. Church Newsroom Philippines recently shared two stories of couples who postponed their weddings until temples reopened.
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July 24, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
Editor's note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
These 15 gift ideas from Deseret Book are sure to delight newlyweds this summer. Whether you have a specific wedding in mind or you just want to stock up on wedding gifts for the season, there’s a perfect wedding gift for every couple and every budget.
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April 09, 2020 05:30 PM MDT
It was March 24, 2020, and 112 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
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February 28, 2020 12:30 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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Fun
February 14, 2020 12:30 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in June 2018.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 09:24 AM MST
This article originally ran on LDS Living in June 2014 and has been updated to reflect the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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December 12, 2019 09:24 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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December 02, 2019 04:19 PM MST
The first date 23-year-old Laura Faganello remembers having with her husband, Brayden Faganello, 25, was a round of mini-golf. They started the date with some nervous small talk and she made sure to throw in a few jokes “to make him think (she) was funny.” By the third hole, however, they were flirting, laughing, and having a lot of fun.
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November 01, 2019 08:51 AM MDT
Editor’s note: This article contains a frank, but respectful, discussion of married sexuality and may not be for young readers. For daily, gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question click here, or schedule a consultation here.
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October 15, 2019 04:36 PM MDT
As they approach later life, Latter-day Saints share many concerns with people of all faiths, such as financial planning, maintaining good health, and future association with family and friends. But some things are unique. Latter-day Saints live longer and have a different set of values than people of other faiths, which impels them toward a more active life of service and personal development. The high value they place on family life also makes a significant difference. Finding fulfillment in later life will depend on a number of factors, several of which are within our own volition. As we “embrace the future,” with all its opportunities and challenges, we should remember with Longfellow that “age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress.”1
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October 12, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
Bill Marriott puts faith at the forefront of his life, and that's no secret. In the rooms in his hotels guests can find a copy of the Book of Mormon and Bible. At a party celebrating the opening of his $24-million Los Angeles hotel Bill recalled a memorable moment with John Wayne: “He was a very large man and a man of few words, but he let me know exactly what he wanted—a drink—when he said, ‘I understand liquor flows like glue at Mormon parties.’” There was little doubt in any one's mind that to Bill Marriott, faith and family came first.
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September 14, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living earlier this year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and leading up to general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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September 13, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Note: While the following article uses the example of a husband who struggles with pornography and a wife who is seeking healing, it is important to note many wives also struggle with pornography and the following principles can be applied to husbands seeking to heal after discovering their spouse uses pornography. It is also important to note that each relationship and situation is unique and should be handled with individual consideration. Find further resources for those who use pornography and their loved ones at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/addressing-pornography.
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August 12, 2019 05:37 PM MDT
The following excerpt originally appeared on LDS Living in October 2015.
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July 31, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
During David O. McKay’s second year at the University of Utah, he and his siblings made arrangements with Emma Louisa Riggs to rent a cottage in the back of her house on Second West in Salt Lake City. As David and his brother, Thomas, walked up on the first day, Mrs. Riggs called her daughter to the window and observed, “Look, Emma Ray, here there are two young men who will make some lucky girls good husbands. See how considerate they are.”
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July 26, 2019 03:48 PM MDT
A gathering of volunteers — all spouses and associates of U.S. governors — stood shoulder-to-shoulder on Thursday assembling hygiene kits at the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City.
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July 13, 2019 01:15 PM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in April 2017.
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July 12, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question click here or schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation here.
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By  Zack Oates
July 06, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in September 2015.
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By  LDS Living
July 02, 2019 01:55 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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By  LDS Living
June 28, 2019 02:19 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of powerful videos about overcoming pornography, supporting loved ones with a pornography problem, and finding healing from pornography or betrayal trauma. We will be highlighting these valuable resources over the ensuing weeks.
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June 28, 2019 12:25 PM MDT
If your life has been rocked by infidelity, please join me for my complimentary online workshop.
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June 24, 2019 01:05 PM MDT
"I often emphasize the truth that you do not simply 'find' the marriage you hope to have. Rather, you create it," Elder David A. Bednar recently posted on Instagram. He continues:
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June 11, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Editor's note: This article was previously published in January 2016.
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By  Emily Abel
June 08, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
Utah State University senior Kaulin Curtis was sitting in class early Tuesday morning when he got a text from his girlfriend telling him to check his email. Little did Kaulin know that he was in for perhaps the happiest surprise of his life.
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June 07, 2019 12:36 PM MDT
For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question click here, or schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation here.
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By  LDS Living
June 03, 2019 11:47 AM MDT
"The heavens opened," Sister Wendy Watson Nelson says of the revelation she received to marry then-Elder Russell M. Nelson. "I knew in three different ways that the Lord's will was for this potential relationship with Elder Russell M. Nelson."
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May 24, 2019 05:00 PM MDT
For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question click here or schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation here.
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April 26, 2019 12:14 PM MDT
If your life has been damaged by a partner’s infidelity, please join me for my “Healing From Infidelity” online class, free for LDS Living readers.
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April 05, 2019 09:21 AM MDT
For daily gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a confidential question, click here. Reposted with permission from Your Family Expert.
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March 29, 2019 05:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints are known for marrying young, having brief courtships and engagements, and of course, for over-the-top marriage proposals. Although no stereotype fits every Latter-day Saint love story, here are a few engagement stories that show just how far some will go to ask for the hand of the one they love.
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March 26, 2019 01:37 PM MDT
If your marriage has been rocked by an affair, join me for my free online Healing From Infidelity course for LDS Living readers.
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March 13, 2019 09:59 AM MDT
Hanging in Tammy Hill’s home are three photographs: one of Tammy and Mark Mulford on their wedding day, one of Jeffrey and Juanita Hill on their wedding day, and one of Jeffrey and Tammy with their combined family of 12 children. Written in vinyl lettering on the wall beside the images are the words “All because four people fell in love.”
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March 08, 2019 09:30 PM MST
For daily Gospel-based relationship insights join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question for Jonathan, click here. Republished with permission from Your Family Expert.
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February 28, 2019 01:33 PM MST
It’s your classic tale as old as time.
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February 22, 2019 02:58 PM MST
Note: This article contains a frank, though not crass, discussion of intimacy. If your marital intimacy is struggling because of pornography or infidelity, please sign up for my online course, free for LDS Living readers.
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February 15, 2019 11:07 AM MST
For daily, gospel-based relationship insights, join Jonathan’s Facebook group. To submit a question for Jonathan, click here. The following has been re-published with permission from yourfamilyexpert.com.
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By  LDS Living
February 13, 2019 03:03 PM MST
How did some of our modern-day prophets propose to their wives? From the humorous to the sweet, you'll love these incredible stories that show a brief glimpse into the early life of three prophets.
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Fun
February 12, 2019 04:50 PM MST
Ever since they were little girls, Latter-day Saint twin sisters Brittany and Briana Deane dreamed of marrying twin brothers. Now, their childhood wish is coming true.
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February 12, 2019 04:48 PM MST
Imagine you are on a playground, and you spot a giant, old-school teeter-totter. It's bright yellow and it rises well above your head on the upside. You look around the playground, find someone who looks well suited to be your partner and together you climb onto your opposing seats. Rising and falling, you bounce up and down, enjoying the ride. Feeling confident that you and your partner have found a good rhythm, you tuck your feet up off the ground, trusting that the balance and rhythm will continue. Then, just as you begin to relax in your new position, your partner, across from you and on their way back to the ground, turns their legs to the side and casually rolls off their seat as they touch the ground. High in the air on the other side it hits you. You're about to come crashing down.
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February 11, 2019 12:00 PM MST
Kyra* knew something was wrong as soon as she turned on the lights and saw her husband, lying still in bed. “That moment is forever ingrained in my head, seeing that he just didn’t look right, that he wasn’t there. Something was wrong,” she says. “There are no words to describe that moment.”
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February 08, 2019 05:09 PM MST
If you’re suffering from a spouse’s betrayal, I’m offering a free online course for LDS Living readers to help you through it.
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February 06, 2019 05:00 AM MST
In 1976, I was the elders quorum president in my campus ward, and Brother Jon Huntsman was the high council adviser. He was already successful in his plastics business. I even remember him slipping me a personal check for $1,000 with these simple instructions: “Use this to help those who are in need in your quorum.” They were never to know where the money came from.
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February 04, 2019 12:00 PM MST
Marriage has its ups and downs, and there's always room for improvement. Whether you feel your relationship is on the rocks or smooth sailing, these recommendations might make you think about your marriage in a different way.
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January 28, 2019 10:00 PM MST
One evening in a counseling session, I asked a couple who was struggling with financial differences to create a budget together. I gave them an outline of a budget and told them they had 15 minutes to work it out while I left the room.
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January 25, 2019 03:28 PM MST
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January 22, 2019 02:09 PM MST
Latter-day Saint couples affected by infidelity are invited to my upcoming online “Healing from Infidelity” course, free for LDS Living readers. Register here.
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January 15, 2019 07:00 AM MST
More than 50 million remarried people currently live in the United States alone. Two of those people are my parents. In just over 14 months, they went from a couple of 25 years to divorcés to members of new blended families. I and my four adult siblings quite suddenly found ourselves with a stepfather, a stepmother, and five new stepsiblings. And for a long time, I wasn’t really sure where I fit.
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January 05, 2019 04:00 PM MST
I remember feeling many times that I was just marking time, waiting for my life to happen.
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