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Children of Prophets, Apostles Discuss Life With Their Dads

Children of Prophets and Apostles Discuss Growing Up With Their Dads

Family preparation for General Conference is a little different when “Dad” is also “President.” BYU geography professor Clark Monson is the youngest son of President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He remembers sitting in a marsh at 8 years old, listening to his dad give his talk over the radio as they waited …

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Was Jesus Christ Always “Nice”? Here’s What the Scriptures Say

Was Jesus Christ Always "Nice?"

From the time that we were young, we as Latter-day Saints have intrinsically understood that the most important thing we can do as Christians is to love one another. When Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees, he explained that the first and second great commandments are to “love the Lord with all thy heart…” and to “love thy neighbor as …

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Church Launches “Because He Lives” Easter Campaign

Church Launches "Because He Lives" Easter Campaign

In recent years, the Church has put substantial effort into creating interactive, powerful campaigns to remember and share the good news of the Gospel at Easter and Christmas. This year’s official Easter campaign, Because He Lives, continues this moving tradition designed to strengthen members and non-members alike.   The Because He Lives campaign invites the world to discover, embrace, and …

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This General Conference Time Lapse Video Is Awe-Inspiring

General Conference Time Lapse Video

Mormon Newsroom uploaded a fun video to their YouTube channel yesterday showing the Conference Center in Salt Lake City filling up in less than 10 seconds. With the Women’s General Session tomorrow night and the General Sessions just a week away, this is a great way to kick of General Conference! There’s still time to prepare for Conference! Check out …

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Online Tithing Coming Soon?…

Read the original story posted on Mormon Life Hacker. A friend told me that the Church is piloting a new LDS.org-based online payment site in their stake. This source heard it announced in church, then logged into his LDS.org account to check it out. He/she captured the below screenshot and graciously passed it on to me. It should make it easy to …

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Go Behind the Printing of the First Edition of the Book of Mormon

On March 26, 1830, an announcement in the Wayne Sentinel, a local Palmyra newspaper, announced the first copies of The Book of Mormon were officially on sale in E.B. Grandin’s bookstore. Since that time, over 160 million copies, translated into 110 languages, have been distributed across the globe. But few Church members know the full story behind the first printing. …

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Church Officials Denounce Sex Abuse in Scouting

Church Officials Denounce Sex Abuse in Scouting

Originally reported by Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the largest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, says the church has strong measures in place to prevent the sexual abuse of scouts, as claims have been made it hasn’t done enough. In the first interview about allegations …

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General Women’s Session of Conference to Focus on Families

During a year when the Church is celebrating the 100th anniversary of family home evening and the 20th anniversary of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” general leaders of the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society organizations are looking forward with great anticipation to the general women’s session of general conference. Though no topics were assigned, leaders say they …

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Talking About Your Mission After Your Mission

Talking About Your Mission After Your Mission

A few days ago, I put out a quick survey for one of my classes. The purpose of the assignment was to collect information that we could use to prepare a persuasive speech. The topic I chose concerned the LDS culture and how we talk about missions and unintentionally (hopefully never intentionally) disaffect those who have chosen not to serve …

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