Mormon Youth are Encouraged to Date Other Mormon Youth

During a lesson one of my young women asked me about dating outside our religion. She had a friend who seemed to consistently look for guys who were not LDS. I don’t know that we, the leaders, is dedicated to Jen (name has been changed to protect the innocent…and...

The Great Apostasy

Many people do not believe there was a need for the lifetime. Many deny The Great Apostasy ever took place, but I promise you that it did. First, let's discuss the definition of apostasy: When individuals or groups of people turn away from the principles of the...

The Word of Wisdom

With obesity sweeping the nation in alarmingly large numbers, many are turning to a variety of diets, exercise programs, surgeries . . . anything that help to get and keep the weight off. The Lord revealed a "Word of Wisdom", that I believe will help all people...

The Restoration of Priesthood Authority

The priesthood is the eternal power and authority of God. Through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth. Through this power He redeems and exalts His children, bringing to pass “the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). God...

Helping Kids Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

If your kids are anything like my kids, the first thing they want to do on Sunday morning is turn on the television. At our house, cartoon exposure tends to stop at our two local PBS stations, meaning what they normally watch is all educational. Unfortunately when...

The Postmortal Reality of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ

Mormons believe the Bible in a comprehensive way; every detail of Bible doctrine is wholeheartedly received and accounted for by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (members of the Mormon church). The Bible records the following about the...

Life as a Mormon

Many people have an odd idea about Mormons and how we live. Because we adhere to certain standards it is a common belief that we don't have fun. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our fun just doesn't involve getting falling down-blind drunk in order to have...

The Role of Mormon Women

It is very odd how the world views Mormon women, the LDS Church and the rights and responsibilities of women. If we were to do what the world said we would eschew marriage, family and God. If we were to do what the world said we would seek after vain and self-serving...

Which Is the True Church?

As someone recently wrote on an online bulletin board I frequent, “Everyone thinks their church is the true church.” . So what sets the LDS Church above all others? How can you, as the youth of this church, explain this question in a way others can easily comprehend?...

The Doctrine and Covenants: God Speaks to Man Today

Maybe you already know that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons, believe in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. But what about these other books we call scripture-the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price? Joseph Smith,...

How Do Mormons Pray?

Approaching our Heavenly Father in prayer comes , it is a daunting task: How do we pray to someone we can't see? What do we say? Does God care? Will He answer? The answer to the last two questions: Absolutely. Your Heavenly Father loves you tremendously and will...

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)

Most genealogists have this in common - The excitement they feel from doing volunteer work, hoping to help others find out more about their ancestors and to feel that same thrill of discovery. Over the next little while we will be taking an in-depth look at some of...

What Do Mormons Believe About God?

What do members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe about God? This is a huge question. While it may have a simple answer, its implications are far-reaching. If we truly know God, who He is and what His role is in our lives, we can understand...

Why the Mormon Emphasis on Missionary Work?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has over 50,000 full-time missionaries serving throughout the world. Many members of the Church are called to serve as stake and ward missionaries in the and beliefs with others. They are considered to be...

Life as a Full-time Mormon Missionary

The first Sunday that I attended with the Bishop and his assistants (Counselors). They were dressed in suits and wore black name tags. Not one other person in the congregation nor leadership was wearing a name tag -- only those two young men. I asked my friend, "Who...

FH3: Message Boards and Family Trees

In Part I of this series I discussed how to start your genealogy from the very beginning. In Part II of this series I discussed treasure hunting and obtaining a GEDCOM if your genealogy has already been started by a relative. So far we have discussed gathering as much...

FH2: Treasure Hunting

In Part I of this series I discussed how to start your genealogy from the very beginning. Now, on your Family History. Please don't let that stop you. There is still plenty for you to do. Collaborating on Family History can be fun. And it often takes different points...

FH1: Starting from the Beginning

The best way to begin your genealogy is to start by writing down everything that you and your family members know about your family history. Items you may find useful: *A pencil *A notebook *A phone *Envelopes *Stamps 1) When possible, make personal visits to...

Mormon Youth Seminary in the Florida News

The seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - In this day of MTV youth and a society moving away from religion in general, finding a group of youth who meet together every morning before school to study the scriptures can seem unusual to...

New Mormon Church Leaders Sustained

I have to admit that I anticipated the October 2007 general conference with l insights that come from that experience. But, like many Church members, I was incredibly curious as to who would be called to serve in the First Presidency in the spot vacated by the passing...

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