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 […]

What LDS Girls Camp is like around the world

When Young Women Camp began, a small group of young women from Salt Lake City went into the mountains near their homes for a weeklong excursion. Since then, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to millions of members from all around the world. Today most church members are not within hiking distance of […]

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 […]

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. I also remember the foundational doctrinal teachings I learned during that formative time in my life about the […]

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 beyond Murray for a weeklong camping excursion. Today, young women all around the world participate in a […]

How to be an extraordinary Young Women leader

No matter how you measure it, the calling to be a young women leader is one of the most demanding callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The youth of the Church have great potential and are of great interest to Church leaders. Serving them is an important responsibility. But keeping busy […]

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 […]

Killing flies, getting ‘beauty sleep’ and other Personal Progress requirements of old

Since the early 1900s, the Latter-day Saint Young Women organization has had some kind of achievement and recognition program in place. But the requirements of old are drastically different from the requirements today. The evolution of Young Women Recognition is a fascinating snapshot of history. My, how times have changed. The Beehive Handbook, published in […]

Primary, Young Women and Relief Society broadcasts combining in 2014 General Conference

Just one month after announcing that the Priesthood session for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would be broadcast for the first time, another big change is coming to LDS General Conference broadcasts. Beginning in 2014, a General Women’s Meeting will be held semiannually on the Saturday before General Conference, replacing the separate […]