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60 LDS-inspired baby name ideas for expecting parents

If you’re naming a baby in 2016, you might not think a group of (mostly) elderly men and women can offer much by way of modern name inspiration — but you’d be surprised. From current Church leaders to prominent figures in Church [...]

10 reasons why it takes a village to raise a child

My family and I recently moved to Utah from Texas. After three years of living in Dallas, in the heat and humidity far away from family, there have been a few adjustments to make. But besides purchasing winter coats and introducing our children [...]

5 ways seminary has changed in the last 10 years

It’s back to school time, which means it’s also time to start a brand new year of seminary. But if you have a child in seminary this year, you might have noticed things have changed since you were in high school. Here are five changes [...]

How rich is the LDS Church?

Faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pay one-tenth of their income as tithing, and often give more in the form of fast offerings and other donations. Church officials use these funds to support the Church’s [...]

14 ways being Mormon is like being in Harry Potter

Today is Harry Potter’s (and author J. K. Rowling’s) birthday. In honor of the world’s most famous boy wizard, fans worldwide are celebrating the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (the script of a [...]

Who were the pioneers?: 12 little-known facts that tell their migration story

So you think you know the pioneers? Think again. Contrary to the belief of some, not all pioneers were the same. The 70,000 people who came to Utah during the decades of emigration in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were unique [...]

5 ways to enhance temple worship from home

Temple worship is essential for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the temple, faithful members learn more about the plan of salvation, make sacred covenants and draw closer to God. But at certain times — like [...]

A century and counting: How girls camp has (and hasn’t) changed since 1912

The first Young Women camp was held during the summer of 1912 when the Liberty Stake in Salt Lake City took the girls in the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association (the forerunner to today’s Young Women organization) to the mountains [...]

Blue Haven Foundation to offer support for widows of Dallas shooting

When news of the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead reached Utah County, a few women here knew all too well what the families of the fallen officers were feeling. Nannette Wride, widow of Sgt. Cory Wride of the [...]

Opening the call: Missionaries approach milestone differently

It’s been weeks since your papers were submitted, and the day has finally come — your mission call has arrived! What now? For many newly called missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, opening the mission [...]

What the apostles’ children have said about their dads

Fathers hold a valuable place in homes around the world. Especially in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the role of father is held in high, sacred regard. In last April’s general conference, Elder D. Todd Christofferson [...]

The heartwarming story of Elder Bednar baptizing his father

This Father’s Day, many families in the LDS Church and around the world are sharing stories of their fathers. Many will tell about fathers who taught their children the gospel, baptized them, and led them along the gospel path. But in [...]

5 notable Church history journals you can read online

Like family history records, Church history records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were once found mostly in large libraries and were difficult to locate. But also like family history records, the internet has made accessing [...]

5 meaningful baptism gifts

Baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an important right of passage. When a child or convert chooses to be baptized, he or she promises to obey God and to take upon him or her the name of Christ. The confirmation [...]

Why early LDS women gave blessings of healing (and why we don’t today)

In the time since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830, revelation has come to prophets and apostles a piece at a time. The Church has experienced steady progression as more revelation has been given to prophets [...]

The (not) farewell: 5 unique ways to celebrate your departing missionary

In 2002, President Gordon B. Hinckley, who was then president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mentioned the common practice of hosting a missionary “farewell” on a Sunday prior to the departure of a full-time [...]

12 times Downton Abbey perfectly described being a Mormon

On March 6, the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey” aired its final episode. But while the series may be over, its timeless stories, unforgettable characters and swoon-worthy costumes will live in our hearts forever. In honor of the [...]

20 facts that show just how unique LDS temples are

Temples are especially significant to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are considered houses of God where Church members make sacred covenants with Heavenly Father and learn more about the mission of Jesus [...]

Where the Mormons are (and aren’t)

Everyone knows that there are a lot of Mormons in Utah, and you could probably guess that the Church doesn’t have a presence in North Korea. But what about everything in between? Here’s a list of the places in the world with the [...]

6 highlights from Rosemary Wixom’s service as Primary general president

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, who served as Primary general president from April 2010 until her release on April 2, 2016, served during a period of great excitement and progress for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time [...]