LDS Church releases music video for 2018 Mutual theme

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a music video representing its 2018 Mutual theme on Thursday. In the music video, the lyrics repeat, “There is peace in Christ.” The 2018 Mutual theme is based off of Doctrine and Covenants 19:23: “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness […]

5 things I learned from earning my Eagle Scout award

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it was discontinuing its Varsity and Venturing Scouting programs for young men ages 14–18 in the United States and Canada, my three teenage sons rejoiced. My 13-year-old and 15-year-old twins had heard the news while they were at school. When they burst through the door […]

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 almost synonymous in the United States. In a press release, the LDS Church said the […]

2017 Mutual Theme announced

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the 2017 Mutual theme in a letter dated Aug. 1, 2016. LDS youth will focus on James 1:5-6 throughout 2017. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let […]

15 meaningful last-minute Mutual activities

In a perfect world, teenaged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would plan mutual activities months in advance, text reminders to class members and invite their non-LDS friends to join them. The teenagers would arrive early and always have an especially good turnout for service projects. But in the pursuit of that ideal, youth […]

7 ways to make the ‘lesser priesthood’ great

  Never in the history of the Church have leaders paid more attention to — or expected more of — the youth of the Church. Young men and women today are expected to understand gospel doctrine younger, to perform better in Seminary classes, to lead in their classes and quorums and to be prepared sooner than […]