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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.

LDS Church condemns seizure of Oregon federal facilities by militia citing Mormon beliefs

The LDS Church issued a statement Monday afternoon strongly condemning the seizure of a facility at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon by a militia quoting the Book of Mormon in the... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Ask Angela: Are we talking about chastity in the right way?

How do we handle delicate conversations in church? How do we make sure our needs are met? Angela gives advice. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Mormon background helped 5 BYU grads make list of world's 50 most important management thinkers

Is it BYU? Is it the Clayton Christensen Effect or Stephen Covey Effect? Individual achievements are part of the reason, but what else led to Mormons making up 10 percent of the prestigious 2015... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Book review: 'Just Married' is a resource with counsel, humor for the married, newlywed and not quite married

In “Just Married: Nurturing a Healthy, Happy and Eternal Marriage,” professional counselor Mark D. Ogletree shares a good deal of wise advice and humorous insights that's directed to... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Dog greets missionary, a new car for Carly and 5 of the most-watched videos of 2015

A dog welcoming home an LDS missionary, a big surprise for a BYU student on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and a creative twist by a Utah mom on the lyrics to "Hallelujah" were among the most-viewed... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Book review: 'Home Evenings for Empty Nesters' shares ideas for FHE for two

Family home evening after the kids grow up and leave is made simple with this guide of 60 lessons designed for couples to share ideas and experiences together. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Friday Minute: Friday Minute: Thriving in the New Year

Just as a tree can become top-heavy with deadwood stressing its core, so we can become overburdened with pride, success or even busywork that chokes our growth. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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LDS leaders made national news in 2015 by forging compromise on religious freedom and gay rights

Some viewed the LDS Church's actions in 2015 as a pendulum swinging between the issues of religious freedom and protection for gays from discrimination, but church leaders consistently said the... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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FamilySearch reflects on year of growth

The naming of a new CEO, the opening of two Family History Discovery Centers, anniversaries and continued progress in digitizing records reflect a productive year for FamilySearch.org in 2015. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Book of Mormon Central to launch Friday

Book of Mormon Central, a new website providing free access to Book of Mormon research and scholarship, is set to launch Jan. 1. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Defending the Faith: 15 witnesses to the Book of Mormon

Two recent articles examine the role of 11 men and four women who saw, felt, heard and knew. We can accept their testimonies, or we can attempt to evade them. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Lessons from a 65-year-old who walked from Maine to California

This year, John Lindgren took a "walk" from Maine to California and included many of the historical sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Picturing history: Alexander Hale Smith grave, Lamoni, Iowa

Of the 11 children of Joseph and Emma Smith, only four biological sons and one adopted daughter survived to adulthood. The third son was Alexander Hale Smith. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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What's new: 'Understanding Your Endowment' provides insight for LDS templegoers

Cory B. Jensen's "Understanding Your Endowment" is a thoughtful and reverent exploration that utilizes the scriptures and words of latter-day prophets and provides historical context for temple... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Expert Q and A: How singles can embrace both chastity and sexuality (+video)

Dr. Jason Carroll and Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife answer questions about the challenges single adults face developing their sexuality while living a chaste life. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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BYU alumni begin to see results from Owlet baby monitor

Earlier this year, Brigham Young University graduate Jordan Monroe was reading Owlet customer satisfaction surveys when something caught his eye. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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A recovering alcoholic, a pregnant woman battling cancer and others whose faith inspired us in 2015

An alcoholic who discovered that recovery starts with Christ and a young woman who wanted to visit the local LDS temple before she died are among the many people who faced trials with faith and... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Practical mommy resolutions I can actually keep

I commit right now not to become the most amazing Mother of the Year in 2016. But I can also resolve to take baby steps by making more practical resolutions that I can actually keep this year... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Wright Words: Letter to Mary, mother of Jesus

I can’t explain it, but I’ve been thinking a lot about Mary this holiday season. A few nights ago I felt the urge to write her the following letter. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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What's new: DVD shares the life of Elder James E. Talmage, author of 'Jesus the Christ'

A new DVD by Covenant Communications titled "James E. Talmage: The Story Behind Jesus the Christ," examines the life of Elder Talmage and the pinnacle of his work, the book "Jesus the Christ." Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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New DVD 'Infinite Gift' brings Christ's Atonement to life

Award-winning filmmaker Robert Hatch seeks to help viewers better understand the Atonement of Jesus Christ in his new video "Infinite Gift: What Does it Mean to You." Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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LDS temple's light display called 'best Christmas lights in San Diego' by local news site

The San Diego California Temple was recently recognized by Times of San Diego for having “the best Christmas lights in San Diego.” Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Love, marriage and the single woman stuck writing about it

KSL Television producer Candice Madsen details her journey and what she learned producing a special about love and marriage following her own breakup. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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The accident: One family's story of miracles, forgiveness and healing

An unfortunate automobile accident last September was scary for one Tremonton family but ultimately taught priceless gospel lessons of faith, prayer, forgiveness and healing. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Defending the Faith: We needed Christ to become one of us

Without Christmas, there could have been no Easter. And without Easter, we would be utterly and forever lost. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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BYU Vocal Point member, sister surprise parents serving as MTC leaders in the Dominican Republic

Bryce Romney traveled to the Dominican Republic with his sister Brooke to surprise their parents. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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'Studio C' cast expresses gratitude for GoFundMe donations to benefit Alice Gray

Two days ago, Natalie Madsen and the other stars of BYUtv's sketch comedy show "Studio C" created a GoFundMe account to benefit fellow cast member Jason Gray and his family after his daughter,... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Spreading the Christmas spirit: Inspiring stories from past First Presidency Christmas devotionals

In the annual Christmas devotional for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, church leaders share stories of gratitude and love to evoke the Christmas spirit. Here are six personal... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Picturing history: Warner’s Ranch, San Diego County, California

Through the first three weeks of January 1847, the Mormon Battalion moved from the Anza-Borrego Desert through Warner’s Pass, arriving at Warner’s Ranch on Jan. 22. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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'X' marks a spot close to my heart

Some Christians bristle when they see “Christmas” written as “Xmas.” And I can understand why. It’s an example of “Christ” being literally removed from... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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If there is a secret to marriage, it just may be commitment

While the Millennial generation is delaying marriage, most of them still want to marry but are stuck in an ambiguous dating culture. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Washington Post explains why 'Mormons especially love Star Wars'

Last week the Washington Post reported that based on Google Trends, Utahns were the most excited about the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This week the Washington Post... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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In Our Lovely Deseret: Christmas for the children in the midst of war's devastation

On Christmas Eve of 1941, Winston Churchill spoke to the American people, urging us all to increase our faith and our efforts in behalf of the future of our children, in freedom and peace. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Wright Words: 3 inspiring Christmas Jar miracles shared in 2015

The Christmas Jar giving tradition is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thousands of jars of change have been given away anonymously over the past decade, and many of those stories have been shared... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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LDS Church's Christmas video among top 10 holiday campaigns of the year, according to Advertising Age

Coming in at No. 9, “the Mormon church” was the least-expected member of the list, according to Advertising Age. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Utah native, former LDS mission president writes his own obituary

Prior to his passing, James R. Matsumori penned his own obituary. Rather than listing his own accomplishments, he took the opportunity to honor his loved ones. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Former LDS bishop who died unexpectedly honored by politicians, friends, ward members

In the week that has passed since Graham’s death, people from around the world have paid tribute to their colleague, friend and former bishop. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: Jesus became like us so that we could become like him

For all that Jesus taught us, one of the most important things is that Jesus taught us how to suffer. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Move forward with faith: A Nativity message for mothers

Christmas can be a rough time for mothers, but we can look to Mary for an example of faith in the face of trials. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Christmas in Haven' brings the spirit of Christ during the Christmas season

In the third and final book in her Haven trilogy, Anna Jones Buttimore takes readers once again to experience Gwen Anderton’s beloved Welsh bed-and breakfast called Haven, this time during... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Book review: 'Papa's Book of Mormon Christmas' shares story for children

In "Papa's Book of Mormon Christmas," 6-year-old Alice asked her grandfather to tell her a story and the one he shares is a about a special book that helped him find comfort at Christmas. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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LDS World: The quest to follow Jesus Christ, serving and spurring reforms

Myriad Christians and acts of Christian charity have effected wonderful social reforms. While many in today's world seek to remove any mention or memory of Jesus Christ from Christmas, his legacy... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Photos: BYU football players' fireside

In advance of the Las Vegas Bowl game against University of Utah, BYU president Kevin J Worthen, Coach Bronco Mendenhall and several players presented a fireside at the Redrock Stake Center. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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Elder Cook to BYU-I grads: How to achieve 'The good life'

Gratitude and living the gospel of Jesus Christ are essential to achieving "the good life," LDS apostle tells BYU-Idaho grads. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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Book review: 'Words of Christmas' shares thoughts, scriptures for December

With a word a day, “Words of Christmas” helps share a short devotional and associated scripture, whether from the Bible, the Book of Mormon or the Doctrine and Covenants, to help focus... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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Book review: Author shares 12 days of Christmas for children based on Nativity

In a world more concerned about getting the right gift or making the perfect cookie platter for the Christmas party, Marliee Woodfield brings us back to why Christmas is special and what is... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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RootsTech announces Love Taza bloggers to speak at 2016 conference

RootsTech recently announced lifestyle bloggers Josh and Naomi Davis of LoveTaza.com as keynote speakers during the conference’s Friday general session on Feb. 5. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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Joyful ringing: Bells on Temple Square celebrates 10th anniversary

With the Bells on Temple Square now in its 10th year, the choir’s director and three of its ringers reflect on the ensemble’s musical and spiritual growth throughout the decade. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Alex Boye, LDS Church members join Baptists for interfaith Christmas concert

Baptists and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in an interfaith Christmas concert on Sunday at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Joseph's perspective depicted in new Mormon Channel video

In a new Mormon Channel video, Joseph reflects on his interactions with Jesus Christ. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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