LDS Church holding public tours of new Missionary Training Center buildings

The public is invited to tour the newly expanding Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah between July 31 and Aug. 19, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday. Tickets will be available for [...]

Utah’s best summer staycations for families

When summer hits, many Utah families plan to get far away from home and their busy school-time schedules. But instead of skipping the state, why not stay in Utah? Staycations are easier on your wallet, and Utah has some of the most beautiful, [...]

LDS Church leader expresses condolences following Manchester explosion

Elder Patrick Kearon, the Europe area president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed condolences to the victims of the Manchester explosion on Tuesday morning. “Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we hear of [...]

Rudy visits BYU football staff, shares LDS conversion story

BYU football has just found itself a new “honorary Cougar.” Daniel E. “Rudy” Ruettiger — who is best known for walking on to Notre Dame’s football team and the 1993 movie, “Rudy,” which was written [...]

What I learned when the Spirit took me on a detour

As a writer, I’ve learned that some stories must be told. I’ve also learned that some stories are maddeningly difficult to tell. The story of Katherine Love Paxman was, for me, both. I’d spent the better part of a day in the [...]

BYU grads earn accidental fame in the Philippines

On BYU’s campus, these five 23-year-old students are just you average Joe. In the Philippines, however, they are major stars. “People in the Philippines don’t always recognize that we’re not famous when we come back [...]

Heath Schroyer returns to BYU basketball as new assistant coach

BYU basketball hired Heath Schroyer as an assistant coach BYU head coach Dave Rose announced Thursday afternoon. “We’re very excited to have a coach of Heath’s caliber join our staff,” Rose said in a press release. “He will be a great [...]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been [...]

Young men ages 14–18 in LDS Church will no longer participate in Boy Scouts of America

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making changes to the Young Men program and its participation with the Boy Scouts of America, the church announced Thursday morning. Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, young men ages 14–18 will discontinue [...]

Sister Eubank encourages BYU Women’s Conference attendees to embrace differences amongst women

In her opening address for BYU Women’s Conference Thursday morning, Sister Sharon Eubank shared the role of Relief Society in combining faith, family and relief to pave the road for conversion. Sister Eubank said conversion can be a [...]

Top 10 tips for traveling with kids

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers [...]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. [...]

Utah-Tube: James the Mormon takes polaroid shots of moments that matter in new video

James Curran, more commonly known as James the Mormon, went on a holiday to Chicago to film his newest music video, “Holiday,” with rapper Taylor Bennett. But don’t let that point confuse you. James the Mormon didn’t [...]

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

36 inspiring memes from April 2017 general conference

The 187th Annual General Conference closed Sunday evening after six sessions and nearly 12 hours of talks from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many topics were covered, but here are some of the most memorable quotes [...]

Provo’s Aaliyah Rose advances to live performances on ‘The Voice’

The cowboy saved the day for Provo’s Aaliyah Rose on ‘The Voice’ Tuesday night. The 14-year-old Provo singer went into the Knockout rounds of ‘The Voice’ on Team Gwen, but lost to 15-year-old Brennley Brown. [...]

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has been hospitalized, according the church’s spokesman. The 89-year-old president, who has been the church’s prophet since 2008, is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Eric Hawkins, [...]

8 ways LDS women gained a more prominent role under Sister Linda K. Burton’s presidency

While 2017 marked the 175th Anniversary of Relief Society, it also marked the release of the Relief Society general presidency. Relief Society General President Linda K. Burton and her counselors, Sister Carole M. Stephens and Sister Linda [...]

LDS Church announces 2016 statistical report; calls new General Relief Society Presidency

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing according to the annual statistical report shared in the 187th Annual General Conference. At the conclusion of 2016, church membership had grown to 15,882,417, which is up from 15,634,199 [...]

The 8 stages of general conference with little kids

Parents in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, … and to teach them to … observe the commandments of God,” according to “The Family: [...]