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What happened to Joseph and Emma Smith's children?

by Jannalee Sandau | June 27, 2020 | Makes You Think

This article originally ran on  LDS Living in  October 2015. Of the many hardships, Joseph Smith ...


What newspapers in the 1800s said about the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum

by Jannalee Sandau | June 27, 2020 | Makes You Think

This story originally ran on  LDS Living  in 2017.  Most members of the Church are familiar ...


17 historic Church sites are getting a name update. Here's why

by Danielle Christensen | June 16, 2020

Seventeen of the Church’s 26 historic sites have recently been renamed in order to “place greater emphasis ...


How a promise from Sister Ardeth Kapp was fulfilled years after it was made

by Danielle Christensen | May 28, 2020

It’s been 150 years since the founding of the Young Women organization. On May 25, 1870, President Brigham ...


Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Young Women Organization with the General Presidency

by Danielle Christensen | May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020, marks the 150th celebration of the Young Women organization, and the Young Women General Pres...


Brush Up on Your Church History with 6 New Insightful Videos

by Greyson Gurley | April 21, 2020

Calling all Church history buffs!   Want to know more about all things Joseph Smith? Look no further. ...


More Than an Extermination Order: The Lesser-Known History of the Church in Missouri

by Fred E. Woods and Thomas L. Farmer | April 15, 2020

When people think of Missouri, they often focus on the extermination order of Governor Lilburn W. Boggs. On...


5 Things You Never Knew About the Christus Statue

by Matthew O. Richardson, adapted from "The Christus Legacy" | April 4, 2020 | Fun

During Saturday evening's special session of general conference, President Nelson introduced the Church's n...


What the Church’s Response to the 1918 Spanish Flu Can Teach Us Today

by Greyson Gurley | April 1, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might catch yourself wondering, “Is this really happening?” It a...


What We Can Learn from Early Latter-day Saints About Feeling Temple Power Without Temples in Operation

by Jannalee Sandau | March 27, 2020 | Makes You Think

Did you know that the first temple of this dispensation, the Kirtland Temple, was dedicated on March 27, 18...