Young Men

September 19, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
If you’re anxious to get your child off their screen and interested in something more positive and inspiring, an uplifting book is a great alternative!
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The Young Women and Young Men General Presidencies have announced that the 2023 Youth Theme comes from Philippians 4:13.
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Fun
July 18, 2022 07:01 AM MDT
Welcome to part two of the face-off between the Mormonads of the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s. Which decade did the Mormonad best?
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Fun
July 18, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Even when they were punny or corny, they always seemed to get their message across. But which decade was the Mormonad golden age?
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June 21, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
In a recent Church News podcast interview, President Steven J. Lund and Sister Rebecca L. Craven shared six things youth can get out of their time at FSY.
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May 26, 2022 11:17 AM MDT
Most of the time, stories from the scriptures bring me peace and strength. But every now and then, I grapple with them and what they mean in my life.
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May 06, 2022 11:00 AM MDT
When my husband became a bishop over four years ago, it was one of the greatest blessings for our family. And yet while my husband’s calling has been a wonderful thing for us, I’ve also found that I’ve needed support from others going through the same experience.
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March 09, 2022 10:45 AM MST
The first youth Face to Face event of the year will air on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
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February 03, 2022 02:35 PM MST
In the new Aaronic Priesthood quorum theme, there is purpose to the order of each phrase.
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By  Emily Abel
February 02, 2022 01:17 PM MST
Earning an Eagle Scout award was a formative event for many young men, and some have wondered what goal should take its place. The Young Men Presidency has a clear answer.
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January 31, 2022 12:00 PM MST
In conjunction with the 2022 youth theme, “Trust in the Lord,” the Church released a beautiful new music video.
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December 09, 2021 11:24 AM MST
The 2022 youth theme “Trust in the Lord” now has a theme song, a new album, and accompanying resources for youth and leaders.
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Members of the Young Men general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram and Facebook accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platforms are used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
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September 23, 2020 05:11 PM MDT
Temporary front doors, exposed foundations, and removed stonework may change the appearance of the Salt Lake Temple, but the lessons we can learn from it are as powerful as ever.
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August 27, 2020 12:57 PM MDT
In 2021, youth around the world will be engaged in “a great work.”
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May 08, 2020 03:57 PM MDT
The name “Bradley R. Wilcox” may have sounded familiar to many Latter-day Saints when he was announced as a member of the new Young Men general presidency in general conference, and rightly so. Brother Wilcox is widely known for his work at BYU and as a speaker and an author. President Steven J. Lund and Brother Ahmad S. Corbitt, however, are newer names to most Latter-day Saints. A brief question and answer session helps introduce the new presidency by showing their excitement over their new calling.
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February 24, 2020 10:06 PM MST
I’m currently serving as a Young Women adviser in my ward. When the new Children and Youth program was first announced, I was both nervous and excited. How different would this be from Personal Progress, Duty to God, Activity Days, or Scouts? Would our youth feel like this was one more thing they had to add to their busy schedules, or would this new program easily integrate into their current extracurricular activities? Would it be flexible for our small youth program?
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December 11, 2019 09:57 PM MST
Leaders and youth beginning the new Children and Youth program will find updated websites for the Young Women, Aaronic Priesthood and Primary organizations.
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November 27, 2019 03:06 PM MST
The words of the Aaronic Priesthood quorum theme can help us understand and remember who we are and why we are here and help us walk the covenant path. The words can also help us understand that each day is part of the journey of improving as we strive to do better and be better than ever before. For truly, we are sons of a Father in Heaven who knows and loves us.
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October 22, 2019 03:46 PM MDT
Throughout this year Aaronic Priesthood quorums and Young Women classes have been choosing any topic from the “Come, Follow Me” manuals for youth for their Sunday meetings.
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October 08, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
During the women’s session of general conference Saturday night, Young Women General President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared an updated version of the Young Women theme. It now reads:
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Fun
August 16, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
John Bytheway
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Fun
May 22, 2019 08:00 PM MDT
Let's make this clear: all callings are equally important. From Nursery leader to bishop to Relief Society president and everything in between, each calling is vitally important to building up our fellow brothers and sisters in the gospel.
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Fun
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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April 29, 2019 12:29 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and inspired goal-setting.
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By  LDS Living
August 13, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
The concept of priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique. A portion of God's power is delegated to "individuals who He knows perfectly well are imperfect." How does that work? As authors, Dale and Ruth Renlund ask, "How is it conceivable that His awesome, delicate power could be used by both an illiterate farmer and a rocket scientist—to equal effect—in the salvation of humankind?" Understanding the doctrine of the priesthood and the principles that govern its use is a pursuit worth of any member of the Church, but one that should be of special concern to those who hold or are preparing to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood. This careful explanation offers a perfect way to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of priesthood power and how to use it.
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July 28, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
Just as the sun was coming up on a brisk, spring morning in 1963, I headed to the stake center to meet my priests' quorum adviser. It was Saturday and, oh, how I longed to be almost anywhere but digging weeds at the church. I was pretty much a normal 16-year-old kid, totally into myself and involved with countless activities.
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For several years now, we have collected hundreds of personal stories from young adults in the Church telling us how they were taught about sexuality. We are particularly intrigued by how frequently we are told by young people that their parents and Church leaders used object lessons to teach them about the law of chastity. Much can be learned from understanding the metaphors and messages that are intentionally—and unintentionally—expressed in these types of lessons.
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Fun
June 29, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Hank Smith
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June 04, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
It was a discussion about the sacrament. A seminary student was sharing feelings about the sacredness of the ordinance when another student jumped in.
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February 02, 2018 10:27 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from Letters to a Young Mormon, a series of letters written by philosophy professor Adam S. Miller that distills the knowledge he wants his own children and young members of the Church to know.
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By  LDS Living
November 10, 2017 01:21 PM MST
In a video posted to YouTube, LDS 14-year-old Easton Shane shares a touching tribute to his military father and all soldiers and their families. Watch as Easton sings about his experience as a young boy when his father left for war, and how his own understanding of duty and love grew during that time.
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September 15, 2017 02:32 PM MDT
The Young Men General Presidency recently described some of the key principals and methods for the new Young Men program for 14–18-year-olds taking the place of the Scouting program for Varsity and Venturing Scouts this January.
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July 25, 2017 12:38 PM MDT
It's exciting to hear of progress being made for the Church's new program for young men ages 14 to 18.
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June 30, 2017 03:11 PM MDT
For more information on this topic read “Counsel to Youth,” by President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, Nov 2011, 16.
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June 15, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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By  LDS Living
May 11, 2017 12:51 PM MDT
The First Presidency announced in a letter on Thursday that the Church will no longer charter Varsity and Venture Scouting programs and released the new Church program for young men ages 14–18.
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April 25, 2017 07:44 PM MDT
There is a divine pattern in the scriptures that shows how to connect the children of God with heaven. This pattern includes listening to the words of living prophets, studying the words of scriptural prophets, pondering those teachings, and then praying in faith to our Heavenly Father, knowing He will hear and answer your prayers.
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March 10, 2017 04:23 PM MST
Though we sometimes focus on the negative aspects of technology, there is much good that can be accomplished with its aid. The second counselor of the Young Men general presidency, M. Joseph Brough, recently shared ways youth can benefit from the good technology can bring into their lives when used for gospel purposes.
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March 05, 2017 10:00 PM MST
For young men in the Church, there is a lot expected from them at a very early age. From priesthood responsibilities to merit badges, there are a lot of opportunities for them to learn and grow both physically and spiritually. But sometimes it can seem overwhelming—even for those helping them! To ease the burden, here are 8 requirements for Boy Scouts that also count for Duty to God.
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December 29, 2016 01:50 PM MST
"When the youth know that adults in their ward actually care about them, something marvelous happens. They rise to your expectations. They begin to sense their part in the whole picture and even improve their behavior."
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December 12, 2016 11:22 AM MST
Mitt Romney has never shied away from sharing his faith on social media. After the passing of a close friend, Senator Bob Bennett, Mitt Romney wrote on Facebook, "What I will remember most about Senator Bennett is his unwavering commitment to principle; his is an example of integrity and character that will long live in the memories of all of us who knew him. God be with you, Bob, till we meet again at Jesus' feet."
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October 20, 2016 09:03 AM MDT
As religious educators, we get questions from youth all the time. When we set out to write our books WHY?, HOW?, and Q&A, our purpose was to try and answer the types of questions teens most frequently ask us. In this article, we’ll share what we believe are some of the top questions teens ask about the gospel (and, of course, some answers too!).
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September 08, 2016 01:05 PM MDT
The “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet was most recently updated in 2022. Here's a look at how this youth handbook has changed since its first publication in 1965.
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September 03, 2016 04:05 PM MDT
Our youth are magnificent, but we need to tap into their potential, ensuring that they will grow to love the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some or all of these tips may help your teen to get more out of their church attendance.
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August 31, 2016 12:41 PM MDT
Jared Smith was rafting with a group of Scouts down the Green River in Flaming Gorge, Utah, on June 21 when the unthinkable happened.
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August 12, 2016 06:50 PM MDT
On Saturday, July 30, LDS youth in Brazil participated in a special devotional in preparation for the world convening in their country for the XXXI Olympiad.
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August 03, 2016 01:00 PM MDT
In the spring of 1820, a young man read a scripture that would forever change his life and the life of millions across the world.
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June 07, 2016 05:48 PM MDT
Two veteran LDS Scout leaders were recently selected to serve in key national posts with the Boy Scouts of America.
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February 18, 2016 06:45 PM MST
In a new album created for the 2016 Mutual theme, "Press Forward," LDS youth and performers share their incredible testimonies and stories through music. Listen to it and download it as well as past albums for free at youth.lds.org. It can also be streamed at Spotify or Apple Music.
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January 28, 2016 04:59 PM MST
"It has been my experience that it is wisdom to stay with the Brethren—don’t lag behind them, and don’t try to get ahead of them. . . . The charge for each of us is to not fritter away our efforts trying to second guess the Brethren, but to use this time to more effectively understand this wonderful resource we have in Scouting."
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