April 29, 2020 12:58 PM MDT
This story appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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October 02, 2019 09:08 AM MDT
There’s an electric, almost tangible buzz in the air around this time of year that settles over Temple Square and Latter-day Saint chapels throughout the world—and it has nothing to do with changing weather. It’s general conference time.
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October 27, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
People who aren’t members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often associate our religion with a long list of rules we follow. While the Church has many guidelines in place for our protection and overall happiness, it’s important to understand what is and isn’t actual doctrine.
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October 05, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
There are a lot of rumors circulating about changes coming this general conference.
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September 26, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
Many rumors surround the hills and caves near the temple in Manti, Utah. With people claiming to have discovered everything from mummified remains to ancient plates, a great deal of myth and mystery shrouds the region.
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2018 01:34 PM MDT
We've heard them before. So-and-so's cousin was helped by three strangers he swears were the Three Nephites. Bigfoot is actually Cain. Or today's youths were generals in the war in heaven. Mormon myths and legends have become embedded in our culture, told around ward campfires, and discussed at FHEs. But they're just myths and legends, right?
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June 22, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
As women, we are bombarded with impossible expectations about our bodies through social media, movies, television, the internet, and almost everywhere else you can imagine. It seems everywhere we turn we are told that our worth comes from our appearance and we will never be enough.
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May 09, 2018 10:03 PM MDT
“The doctrine of a Heavenly Mother is a cherished and distinctive belief among Latter-day Saints,” the Church’s gospel topics essay “Mother in Heaven” reads.
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April 16, 2018 01:46 PM MDT
“The Savior’s Atonement is not just for those who need to repent; it is also for those who need to forgive. If you are having trouble forgiving another person or even yourself, ask God to help you. Forgiveness is a glorious, healing principle.”
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June 19, 2017 07:42 PM MDT
“Food storage isn’t just for when the world ends; most of it’s . . . basic food storage products [used] in our everyday cooking,” Debbie Kent said. “It’s just learning how to cook with it and learning that it’s not scary to cook.”
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April 27, 2017 08:14 AM MDT
Mental illness, in its various causes, forms, and manifestations, ranks high on any list of the ailments that try and torment mankind. In its publication The Global Burden of Disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated, for example, that one form of mental illness, depression, was the fourth most important reported health problem in the developing world in 1990. The WHO predicts that by 2020, depression may rank as the number one health problem in that portion of the globe.
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February 25, 2017 12:10 PM MST
Maybe you've heard the urban legend that the hearse outside Disneyland's Haunted Mansion was really used for Brigham Young's burial. While it's a popular Google search, this myth goes to show that Mormons love a good story almost as much as they love Disneyland. But there is one interesting Mormon connection to this feature at Disneyland that you might not have known.
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January 24, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Latter-day Saint legends. We’ve all heard at least one of them in our life time—an incredible story that sounds almost too inspiring to be true because, well, it isn’t. One that I’ve heard multiple times over the years has to do with the iconic Salt Lake Temple. It goes something like this:
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November 02, 2016 05:11 PM MDT
There’s a word within the Church that we use frequently—one I think too often goes misunderstood: virtue.
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October 12, 2016 04:45 PM MDT
Bigfoot stories are often the theme of many spooky tales among nonbelievers and believers alike.
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June 09, 2016 01:10 PM MDT
Though we've been taught these principals in Sunday School and though our heads might know, sometimes our hearts and personal experiences blind us from truly believing. We get so caught up in the moment of our own personal struggles and anguish we sometimes don't have the energy to realize that these myths we've come to feel and believe are harmful and keep us from receiving the healing we need.
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February 15, 2016 03:19 PM MST
East: the direction of the rising sun; a symbol of the resurrection as well as the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; a sign of renewal and rebirth and new life. There are many reasons why east is a strong symbol for Latter-day Saints and for all cultures.
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February 13, 2016 07:40 PM MST
Both inside and outside of the Church, myths about Mormons can run rampant. Check out this short video and check out these great stories, and you might just find out that what you thought was truth all along is actually a myth.
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February 02, 2016 04:58 PM MST
What are some of the harmful myths we unconsciously spread in the Church about sisters and serving a mission? Here are three for starters: 1) marriage is more important than a mission, 2) sisters aren't as essential or effective as elders, and 3) because sisters don't hold the priesthood, they don't have power. Read on to find out why these are completely untrue.
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July 29, 2011 03:01 PM MDT
With the Boehner debt ceiling plan having failed to bring conservative Republicans on board and commentators everywhere predicting some serious market consequences, it looks like the final hours of the debt ceiling debacle are coming down to a contest between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Tea Party ringleader Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Both Mormon. Reid, it's reported, is positioning himself to offer the last, best, and only option for avoiding default, while Lee is expected to insist on a balanced budget amendment all the way to the finish.
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