Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s best soups. Here are our top eight picks to […]

Mama Dragons breathe fire for their gay Mormon kids

Like many other Mormon mothers in Utah County, Yvett Zobel is in the middle of a journey she never expected to take. “I never dreamed I’d be where I am now,” said Zobel, a Highland mom of four. “This journey of having a gay son has been a huge blessing and adventure.” After her 19-year-old […]

Mormons in Manhattan

It’s the city that never sleeps. The economic and cultural capital of America. The top tourist destination in the country. And it’s full of Mormons. But New York City wasn’t always that way. In 1837, Parley P. Pratt spent six months preaching there with little result. He reflected, “Of all the places in which the […]

4 family traditions for celebrating a Christ-centered Easter (without the bunny)

During the last weeks of Christ’s mortal ministry, he went about serving, sacrificing and suffering for those he loved. During the weeks leading up to our Easter celebration of Him, we typically focus on bunnies, Cadbury eggs, baskets and new dresses. Lehi resident and author Emily Belle Freeman knew all too well the dilemma of […]

Heroines in history: 4 scriptural role models for women

If you flip through the pages of your scriptures, you’ll have no trouble picking out dozens of male role models. After all, there are about 2,900 men mentioned in the LDS standard works. But what about the women? “It’s men who are doing the writing, and they’re writing from their perspective,” said Camille Fronk Olson, […]

Laughing at our peculiar selves

As Mormons, we’re a little . . . peculiar. There’s no way around it — we’re different. Our doctrines are different. Our scriptures are different. And our culture is very, very different. And while those differences have provided plenty of opportunities for others to tease us (“The Book of Mormon Musical,” anyone?), they also give us a […]

What’s in a Mormon name?

They first referred to themselves as “the disciples.” Outsiders called them “the new sect” or “Gold Bible apostles.” But within a year of the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its members were widely known as “Mormonites.” Now, almost two centuries later, the Church’s nickname is much the same. Name change […]

10 LDS websites that will make your pathway bright

Looking for a new tool to enhance your scripture study? Need to find that perfect video for your family home evening lesson? Want to hear inspirational stories about faithful saints all over the world? The Internet has it all. “These online sites, used in addition to standard resources like scriptures and general conference talks, are […]

Is the church really the same everywhere you go?

When Sister Clark walked to the podium in bare feet and bore her testimony sans shoes, I knew our new ward would bring us a very different church experience. I had grown up hearing that the LDS Church is the same no matter where you are in the world. But at age 11 I learned […]