The Friend

December 04, 2020 07:20 PM MST
As the year 2020 comes to a close, Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of articles highlighting what members can expect from the new Liahona, For the Strength of Youth, and Friend magazines launching in 2021.
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By  Emily Abel
May 21, 2020 12:30 PM MDT
Church magazines are full of accounts of the Lord guiding hearts and hands around the world. This month, however, there is an extra special story behind the magazine itself. Hidden in the brushstrokes of all four magazines’ cover art (The Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and Friend) is a stunning story of the Lord’s tender involvement in the world.
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June 14, 2018 03:44 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from The Melchizedek Priesthood. While Elder and Sister Renlund are addressing priesthood holders in this passage, the council is true and imperative for every member of the Church.
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January 31, 2018 07:43 PM MST
Have you learned about these new features in the Friend that help kids have fun as they learn more about the gospel?
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January 04, 2018 08:31 PM MST
Gerry Avant, a long-time reporter for the Deseret News, shares her personal, heartwarming experiences with our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson before he passed away. "Comfortable in any setting, he aptly could be described as ‘everybody’s friend," Avant once said of President Monson as she observed his acts of service throughout her career.
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February 28, 2017 08:45 PM MST
While skiing with her 10-year-old son Saturday, 34-year-old Kressyda Ming struck a tree at Purgatory Resort in Colorado and died shortly after a Flight for Life helicopter arrived on the scene. She is survived by her husband Cameron and their five children.
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November 22, 2016 04:35 PM MST
When Lindsey Stirling's friend and bandmate, Jason "Gavi" Gaviati passed away a year ago on Nov. 21, 2015, she described it as “the darkest period” in her life, according to the Deseret News.
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November 18, 2016 01:18 PM MST
As the new year rolls around, the Church's Friend magazine has some exciting new changes to get children more engaged and excited about the gospel.
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February 18, 2016 06:30 PM MST
Winning the battle with pornography isn’t easy. This post isn’t the answer to all the questions about overcoming pornography addiction, but I hope to at least share things that have helped me and my friends, who have battled with pornography, to WIN that battle.
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February 05, 2016 05:05 PM MST
Last year, the Friend started an uplifting initiative to help Primary children around the world find ways to serve in their homes and communities. The children could trace their hands on a piece of paper, write their act of service in the palm of their own traced hand, and mail it in to the magazine. It was a simple, yet powerful way children could both share and learn how we as members of the Church act as the Savior's hands here on earth.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
January 03, 2016 10:37 PM MST
To celebrate World Braille Day, here are some facts about braille and how it's been incorporated in the Church.
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Fun
December 21, 2015 02:32 PM MST
During the year, the staff at The Friend magazine has been working on some exciting new changes—ones that will better engage children from 3 years old all the way up to middle school.
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Fun
October 29, 2015 12:29 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article first ran on LDSLiving.com in October 2015.
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September 30, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
**Update: The exhibit will now run until October 19, providing more opportunities for people to visit.
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Fun
August 20, 2014 03:25 PM MDT
Mormon jargon can be confusing with specially defined words and acronyms. Here’s a list of 10 common words that have a different meaning to Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Fun
July 29, 2014 06:13 PM MDT
Today’s post is all about something that up until last January, was super hard for me… consistent scripture reading. Whether you read The Bible or The Bible AND The Book of Mormon, daily devotionals, or whatever else enriches your life, this can work for you.
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Fun
April 04, 2014 03:09 PM MDT
Did a friend invite you to watch Mormon General Conference this weekend? Did you feel a little confused or slightly awkward about it? Cool. Let’s break it down.
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April 02, 2014 04:31 PM MDT
LDS General Conference may be one of the best ways to introduce your friends to the Church. This article provides references to help you explain to others what general conference is all about and to invite them to watch general conference.
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December 26, 2011 05:23 PM MST
Readers of the Friend magazine will notice new and exciting features designed to enhance scripture learning and provide music for young musicians. Other new features will cater to older children transitioning from Primary. Jan Pinborough, managing editor of the Friend, said many of the upcoming features serve to help today’s children who “are being challenged in new ways.”
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