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‘The decision to receive the endowment is personal’: Read these temple-specific updates to the Church General Handbook

by Emily Abel | January 12, 2021

Choosing when to receive the endowment is an important and personal decision in the lives of Latter-day Sai...


First Presidency announces changes to the temple endowment ceremony

by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | From the Church

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on M...


5 Tips to Better Understand Temple Symbols

by Jack M. Lyon, excerpted from "Understanding Temple Symbols Through Scripture, History, and Art" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Why do temples have symbols? Where do symbols come from? Is all temple symbolism unique to Latter-day Saint...


5 Gifts We Are Given When We Receive Our Temple Endowment + What to Expect

by LDS Living Staff | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In his April 2019 general conference talk, Elder David A. Bednar quoted President Ezra Taft Benson regardin...


How the Temple Helps Us Apply Christ's Atonement

by Bruce C. Hafen and Marie K. Hafen, excerpted from "The Contrite Spirit" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following excerpt originally appeared on LDS Living in October 2015. The role of sacrifice in the templ...


3 Things to Understand About Your Temple Endowment

by Cory Jensen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following article originally ran on  LDS Living in September 2015. Have you ever found yourself di...


How the Temple Endowment Represents Christ's Atonement

by Brad Wilcox, excerpted from "The Continuous Conversion" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

After receiving her endowment, one sister said to me, “I was disappointed I didn’t see more about Christ’s ...


Watch: How the Scriptures Reveal the Way Temple Worship Changes Over Time

by LDS Living Staff | Videos Makes You Think Mormon Life

While the truths revealed through temple worship are unchanging, the way our Heavenly Father reveals those ...


Church Addresses Similarities and Differences Between Temple Endowment and Masonic Ceremonies in New Gospel Topics Article

by LDS Living Staff | From the Church Makes You Think Mormon Life

"Some early Latter-day Saints were Masons. Heber C. Kimball, Hyrum Smith, and others belonged to Masonic lo...


What We Know About the First Endowment in the Kirtland Temple and How the Endowment Changed Over Time

by Karl Ricks Anderson, adapted from "The Savior in Kirtland" | Makes You Think

The Kirtland Temple endowment was central to the Lord’s purpose for bringing His Saints to Kirtland. Unders...