Pew Research finds Mormons most likely to get married out of religious American adults

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) lead the United States religions in the percent of adult members married, but religious association doesn’t necessarily mean marriage is a priority. A report by Pew Research Center says the percent of adults married in the U.S. varies widely across religions. While 48 percent […]

10 power-house businesses owned by Mormons

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are known for being honest, philanthropic, goal-driven, successful people — a perfect combination for business success. Over the years, dozens of Mormons have made significant contributions to business and started their own corporate power houses. Here are 10 power-house businesses owned, founded or headed by […]

Top 10 states with the most Mormons

If you’re like most people, you’d probably guess that Utah has a higher percentage of LDS people than any other state. And you’d be right. But members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live all over the world and across the United States. Here are the top 10 states with the highest populations […]

LDS Church reiterates stance on same-sex marriage with letter to congregration leaders

Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received a letter from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve on Monday asking them to meet with adults, young men and young women to read them a letter. The letter, which is specifically instructed to be read outside of sacrament meeting, addresses the Supreme Court […]

Study confirms Mormons more likely to marry, have children

In a new study that validates many Mormon stereotypes, the Pew Research Center has confirmed that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are indeed more likely to marry and have children than members of other religious groups in the United States. Mormons and marriage More specifically, Mormons are especially likely to marry other Mormons — 82 […]

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 […]

What critics are saying about ‘Meet the Mormons’

  “Meet the Mormons,” a documentary film about six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world, premiered in 317 select theaters across U.S. last Friday. Like the people in the film, “Meet the Mormons” has seen mixed reviews, with some viewers (mostly within the Church) loving everything about it […]

10 questions Utahns shouldn’t ask people from other states

Utah was settled as a gathering place for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now, more than 150 years later, Church members still gather in Utah for general conference, missionary training and university studies. With so many people from all over the United States coming to Utah Valley, it can be […]

Reasons to fight

I’ve always felt like the so-called “Mommy Wars” were a bit blown out of proportion. Do you feed your kid organic baby food that you grew with your own co-op? That’s awesome! I so admire you. Do you use McDonald’s chicken nuggets as bribery when your daughter’s melting down at Walmart? I love it! We’d […]

Mormons mix with the Mafia in Lehi director’s movie ‘Inspired Guns’

Back in 2003, as a student at Brigham Young University, Adam White had a passion for film and script he’d written about two Latter-day Saint missionaries who inadvertently get mixed up with the Mafia. The problem was, he also had a wife and two young children to support. There’s no money in film, his advisers […]

Views from the pews: Religious study highlights Mormons

It’s safe to say that everyone in Utah County is either a Mormon or surrounded by them. And in an area is so permeated by like-minded people, it can be difficult to see how Mormons fit into the overall landscape of American religion. A 2010 book entitled American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us puts the […]

LDS Church announces plan to expand Provo MTC

PROVO — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday an expansion of the Provo Missionary Training Center to accommodate the increase in missionaries over the past year. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced plans to expand the Provo Missionary Training Center to the South of the existing MTC […]

First-hand accounts from Utah missionaries in Philippines

Jenny Pettibone’s son, Dax, left his home in Saratoga Springs and arrived in the Philippines Cebu Mission in early October — one week before a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the area. Just a few weeks later, Super Storm Haiyan (Yolanda to the Filipinos) followed in the earthquake’s wake. “We first heard about the storm from our […]

LDS Church to broadcast general conference Priesthood session

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday afternoon that they would broadcast the Priesthood session of general conference for the first time during October’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference. “As part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible to members around the globe, the priesthood session will be shown […]

A peculiar people: How Mormons compare to other religious groups

A study by the Pew Research Center confirmed what Utah County residents already know — there are a lot of Mormons here, and a lot of them are Republicans. But members of the LDS Church didn’t top the charts in a few categories they might have expected to “win” in The Pew Research Center’s Religion […]

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 […]

What does the LDS Church say about vasectomies?

Utah is a family-friendly place, with larger families and more kids per capita than any other state. But when a couple decides their family is complete, they face an important and personal decision—will they continue to use temporary birth control, or will they elect for a more permanent solution? Vasectomies are a popular option for […]