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'Courtships of the Prophets': How LDS Church presidents met their wives

Here are a few of the courtship and dating experiences of 10 LDS prophets.

Returned LDS missionary making a name for himself and his violin on YouTube

Rob Landes didn’t have much of a choice in learning to play the violin. But were it not for his parents' encouragement, he says he likely would have quit a long time ago, long before playing... Read more »

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces virtual sing-along opportunity

All who have dreamed of singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir now have a chance. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is inviting people throughout the world to join in a virtual sing-along of George... Read more »

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Finding female ancestors is hunt for untold stories, filling in gaps

For Judy G. Russell, finding female ancestors is a hunt for untold stories as much as it is about filling in genealogical gaps. In her class, she taught how to read between the lines of historical... Read more »

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David Archuleta says ‘most fulfilling performances’ were as an LDS missionary

In his latest blog post, David Archuleta wrote about the fulfillment he found while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon wasn't what they expected

Early critics of the Book of Mormon were certain that, when it appeared, it would be mere chaotic gibberish. They were wrong. People still debate its origins, but it's undeniably a complex and... Read more »

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RootsTech presenter shares tips for using Facebook for family history

Thomas MacEntee knows Facebook can be one of the most valuable tools for finding information — the sheer number of people around the world who use Facebook can help locate distant relatives... Read more »

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What's new: 'Bible Ites' shares lessons, activities about people in the Bible

From Adam and Eve in the Old Testament to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, “Bible Ites” shares about 52 lessons about individuals, couples or groups in the Bible to help children... Read more »

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Shared LDS faith strengthens bond between 2 Utah men featured on A&E's new weight-loss show

JJ Peterson and Ray Stewart had never met, but the two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instantly felt a bond. Read more »

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The most important words you'll ever say

I once asked someone I respect a great deal, “Do you think you’ve been so successful in your career because you are a good communicator?” This person replied, “Tiffany, that... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Joseph and Emma Smith's home in Harmony, Pennsylvania

The Harmony, Pennsylvania, home of Joseph and Emma Smith has been rebuilt on the site where it stood when Joseph and Emma lived there in the late 1820s. It was part of the overall plan of the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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LDS sister missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash

A sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in an automobile accident Tuesday in Pennsylvania, church officials confirmed. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces 7 cities for European tour

During its European tour this summer, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will visit Berlin, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Brussels, Zurich and Rotterdam. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Forbes features Rootstech company competition

One of the judges of the Innovator's Showdown, a competition between app developers, shared her thoughts on the apps on the Forbes website. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Larry King interviews Lindsey Stirling about her career, new book and LDS faith

In an interview with Larry King, Lindsey Stirling talked about her career as a musician, her new book and her LDS faith. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Women hired by LDS Church History Department making huge strides in Mormon women's history

Kate Holbrook, the woman hired to be the first women's historian in the history of the Church History Department, and three female colleagues have improved the department's scholarship and are... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: Finding the first use of the name Christ in the Book of Mormon

If Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Book of Mormon, why isn’t the name Christ used until 78 pages in to the Book of Mormon? Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Elder Oaks to speak at Johns Hopkins on international religious liberty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak Tuesday at the School of Advanced International Studies on the Washington, D.C., campus of Johns Hopkins University. The topic... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS Church donates additional $5 million to refugee crisis; President Uchtdorf shares refugee experience

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared his personal experience as a child refugee and discussed what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing to help with the European refugee crisis. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Riverton sees 550-acre LDS Church property plan as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' development

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS missionaries safe in Taiwan after earthquake

A strong earthquake in southwestern Taiwan killed at least five people and trapped dozens more, but an LDS mission president sent an email to parents Friday to say the Mormon missionaries in the... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Book review: Picture book 'Out of the Ashes: From Tabernacle to Temple' shares family's history with Provo Tabernacle

Based on a true story, "Out of the Ashes: From Tabernacle to Temple" is a picture book hat shares the story of a violinist who played in the Provo Tabernacle and her family’s history in... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS World: Lessons from the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is more than rote repetition, more than a pattern as to how we communicate with God. The overriding intention is to condition a certain mindset when we pray that can be derived... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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LDS Church leaders speak at RootsTech Family Discovery Day

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history conference in the world, ended its four-day run Saturday with Family Discovery Day, a suite of sessions and classes focused toward members of the LDS Church. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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UTubers: Returned LDS missionary part of ‘American Idol’ Top 24

Jenn Blosil, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made it into the Top 24 on the 15th and final season of "American Idol." Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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7 software tools to help with family history research

Mark Mansfield from MyHeritage, an online genealogy platform, presented "7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries" at RootsTech to help save time and increase success in finding relevant... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Book review: 'Provo's Two Temples' shares history, photos of Provo Temple, Provo City Center Temple

“Provo’s Two Temples” by Richard O. Cowan and Justin R. Bray shares the histories, memories, photos and other information about the Provo Utah Temple and the Provo City Center... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Mormon, former college band flutist recalls playing at first Super Bowl halftime show

Andrea Griffith was one of a small group of Latter-day Saints who played for the University of Arizona band at Super Bowl I. She recalls playing at the event that become synonymous with... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Adam Levine praises The Piano Guys, home teaching pays off for BYU football staff

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, praised The Piano Guys' new song. BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake praised home teaching for developing recruitment skills. Elder Quentin L. Cook met with... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Mormon Taylor Swift look-alike draws national attention, talks self-worth, divine identity

Keitra Jane Calaway's resemblance to the singer-songwriter is undeniable, but battles with eating disorders and low self-esteem have forced her discover her own worth and identity. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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After 3rd round of Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol,’ 1 LDS contestant remains

During Wednesday night's "American Idol" episode, three LDS contestants saw the end to their time on the show, and one continued on to the next phase of the competition. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Rich and fascinating': New online database will help people connect with missionary ancestors

Elder Steven E. Snow announced the launch of a new online database at RootsTech on Thursday that will enable people to connect with their missionary ancestors. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Change in travel plans allows New Zealand Saints to hear from LDS apostle

Mormon Newsroom Pacific reported members in New Zealand had the opportunity to hear from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve after his plans to visit Vanuatu were cancelled due... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Why the question of God matters

The claims advanced by theism, or belief in God, can be and are disputed. But there seems little reasonable dispute that they're enormously important. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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What's new: 'Return and Succeed' offers habits for post-mission success

"Return and Succeed" by Robert R. Shallenberger is a short, easy-to-read but profound guide to continued spiritual growth written specifically for returned LDS missionaries. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'A unique insight': Jermaine Sullivan shares conversion, experiences since 'Meet the Mormons' release

Jermaine Sullivan's life has changed in some ways since the filming of the documentary "Meet the Mormons," of which he said he's “glad to have been a part.” Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Maintaining faith during LDS Church meeting ban: Mormons in Ghana reflect on ban in new video

A video released Jan. 6 shares the stories of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana during a freeze on church meetings. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Picturing history: Priesthood Restoration Site, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

The newly restored and developed Priesthood Restoration Site was dedicated Sept. 19, 2015, by President Russell M. Nelson. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Harmony: Reading the pope's words with LDS eyes

Pope Francis is a leader with a gift for sounding themes that hover near the heart of all religions — themes such as sharing, patience, goodwill and fixing your eye on the divine. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: The Book of Mormon and the modern-day Tyndale moment

What if we were all empowered with greater scriptural literacy? That would be revolutionary indeed. It would be a Tyndale moment. One of the promising endeavors to make this modern-day Tyndale... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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In Our Lovely Deseret: The courtship and marriage of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale

Emma's parents were opposed to the young Joseph Smith, but she was willing to cast her fate with his, and the love between them became a power for good and service to others throughout their lives. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS.org launches 14-day 'Love One Another' challenge

LDS.org launched a 14-day challenge Friday to spread love, but the challenge does not limit itself to romantic love. Instead, it focuses on emulating the love of Christ. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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UVU assistant basketball coach reflects on LDS missionary service in the Philippines

Caitlyn Sears was the fifth all-time leading scorer at Southern Utah University, recording 1,216 total points in her four-year college career. After graduating, Sears immediately joined the... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Reader voices: Food storage for hunter-gatherers

My wife has been trying to follow the counsel of church leaders to prepare for troubled times by having a basic supply of food and water. I decided to check on our progress. What I discovered were... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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What's new: 'Mormon Guitar: Tune My Heart' shares diverse arrangements yet fails to define itself

A little more time, thought and selectivity would have done "Tune My Heart" good, but if the popularity of the original "Mormon Guitar" is any indicator of how the second album will sell, Howington... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Nauvoo missionaries enjoy being tourists at Richardson's Point, Iowa

Missionary tour guides from historic Nauvoo become the tourists as they discovered the spirit of Richardson's Point on April 19, 2015, and gained a new appreciation for people of other faiths who... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'Life as we would like it to be'

American artist Norman Rockwell was known as the artist of the common man and of common places. Something about his art reminded critics of the goodness in life. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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