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Mórmons Brasileiros Não Crêem em Casamento Eterno? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Será que alguns mórmons brasileiros não acreditam no conceito de “casamento...

How to deal with, umm, A-Holes @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The title isn’t (just) click-bait.  This posts focuses on ways of dealing with...

Fun (and funny) photos of LDS Prophets and Apostles @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This video features fun and candid photos of LDS Apostles and Prophets. It has photos of...

Adam Clarke Bible Commentary in the Book of Mormon? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  About a year ago, BYU published an article showing the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of...

LDS Church Updates Suicide Prevention and Ministering Website @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church website Suicide Prevention and Ministering (suicide.lds.org) has been...

Misreading Scripture Through Western Eyes @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been reading some books praised by Ben Spackman.  I reviewed one last week,...

LDS Youth Leading the Way in Temple Work @ LDS Media Talk
  -   In his April 2017 conference talk, “Gathering the Family of God,” President Henry B....

O Que Esperar do Profeta Dallin Harris Oaks? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias anunciou ontem a formação de uma...

President Nelson—a must-see incident showing his love, concern, and support @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Imagine. The live announcement. The press conference. The pressure of the new office. The...

United by Our Common Brokenness and Call to Love @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him,...

Anunciada Nova Primeira Presidência da Igreja SUD @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias acabou de anunciar em entrevista...

Surprise, No Surprise: Live Blogging the FP Reveal Announcement and News Conference @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Video link at LDS.org titled “A Message from President Nelson.” The official...

Russell M. Nelson Ordained New LDS President, Counselors Named @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Today, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that President Russell...

DNA Kits: TMI or Really Great FHE? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  About a year ago, my husband and I did a 23andme DNA kit to find out more specifics about...

A change in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: How often has it occurred in the Mormon Church? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Tomorrow, it is anticipated that President Russell M. Nelson will become the next...

Exerting ourselves in our might to follow the prophets @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  I like to think that I follow the prophet and apostles. But I grimace to think that maybe...

Why 1st Pres Dissolves/Kirtland Temple Ownership problems @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Friday was President Monson’s funeral.  When an LDS President dies, the First...

Join the Uchtdorfs and participate in the largest YSA worldwide event of its type in Church history! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Participate in the largest worldwide event of its type in Church history! Read the rest...

Hair @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The other day I was sitting in church and watching the young men bless and pass the...

Live Message from President Russell M. Nelson @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world are...

He that is without doubt throw the first spear: Tikal 378 @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Stela 5 at Uaxactun. A depiction of Fire is Born and militaristic iconography including...

Live Message from President Russell M. Nelson on Tuesday @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited to participate in...

Jesus Condena Doutrina do Casamento Eterno @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Mórmons acreditam que o casamento é eterno, que sobrevive o trauma da morte, e mantém...

Play Mormon Trivia on Amazon Alexa! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Another fun skill on Alexa! Play Mormon Trivia on Amazon Alexa! Read the rest on MLH by...

TOP HIGHLIGHTS: THE FUNERAL FOR THOMAS S. MONSON (AND 40+ BONUS MEMORIES BY MORMON LIFE HACKER READERS) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Were you able to watch President Monson’s funeral? If not, click the link on the video...

Tare-ific/Wheaties Nominations Update 2017! @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Alright, we got a bunch of great nominations last week!  I’m sorting this from...

Venezuela Sairá da Crise com Dízimo? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Setenta Autoridade Geral brasileiro Carlos Godoy aparentemente prometeu aos membros da...

President Monson’s funeral: essential information to know if you attend or watch the service @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Planning to go to President Monson's funeral today? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

Funeral Services for President Thomas S. Monson @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Funeral Services Funeral services were held today for President Thomas S. Monson,...

5 interesting facts about LDS President and Prophet Thomas S. Monson @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  How many of these 5 facts did you already know? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

Funeral Arrangements for President Thomas S. Monson @ LDS Media Talk
  -  A portrait of President Thomas S. Monson and flowers are in the lobby of the Church...

A Investidura na Maçonaria @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um fato conhecido por muitos estudiosos da história do mormonismo é que Joseph Smith...

O Que Esperar do Profeta Russell Marion Nelson? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Russell Marion Nelson Sr., atualmente Apóstolo e  Presidente do Quórum dos Doze...

LDS Face to Face Event With President & Sister Nelson @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Update: Due to the recent passing of President Thomas S. Monson, the Face to...

Editora do New York Times Rebate Mórmons Sobre Thomas Monson @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O editorial do The New York Times oferece uma resposta, e uma reprimenda, aos membros...

Old Testament contains the timeless word of God, Sunday School leaders say of 2018 course @ LDS Media Talk
  -  In a Church News story, the LDS Sunday School General Presidency explained that...

Greg Trimble’s Book “The Virtual Missionary” @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Greg Trimble’s new book The Virtual Missionary: The Power of Your Digital...

Thomas Monson: Fugindo de Minorias Raciais @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em sua autobiografia, o 16° Presidente d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

Como Thomas Monson Ficou Milionário? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias foi liderada pelo Profeta e...

Succession in the Presidency of the LDS Church @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Yesterday, I wrote about how the Church continues to function when the Prophet and...

The Need for Charity: We Aren't as Smart as We Think We Are @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine recently said something truly profound about our tendency to judge...

November 5th and Why I Stay @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Two years ago this November 5th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints applied...

Power and the New Class of Sinners @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Like most progressive Mormons engaging in the discussion about inclusion levels of the...

My Favorite Mathematics Curriculum @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the years (often as a result of my overt distaste for Saxon math) I have been asked...

False Assumptions: A Response to MWS “A Protected Class of Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Even though it’s more important to do right than to be right, its frighteningly...

On Forgiveness: Two Important Things @ Things of My Soul
  -   Two thoughts on forgiveness this Easter weekend:  1) We only can forgive those who...

ThyMindOMan.com – Exploring the Mind’s Relationship to God @ Temple Study
  -  “Thy Mind, O Man,” photograph of original manuscript. The Joseph Smith...

We Are More than Just Children of a King @ Things of My Soul
  -   A friend of mine said the following today, in reference to common statements about...

Being Nothing without Charity and "Being Worthy": How We Miss the Mark @ Things of My Soul
  -  I interpret the idea that we are nothing without charity as being a refutation of the...

A Beautiful Explanation of Not Judging Others @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine shared the following, and I want to share it here. It is one of the most...

Why This Mormon Rejects “Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  There was a time I accepted the phrase “Love the sinner; hate the sin,” but I always...

Yes, We Are Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers @ Things of My Soul
  -   Remember: It was Cain (a murderer) who replied to God, when asked where Abel was, "Am I...

What Does the Sacrament Prayer Really Say: Not What We Often Teach @ Things of My Soul
  -  [quote="squarepeg"]The Sacrament Prayer says that we will always have His spirit to be...

Jesus as Advocate and Judge - and We as Advocates Only @ Things of My Soul
  -  We had a wonderful lesson in our High Priests Group, and I want to share one particular...

We Can Be "Atoners" in This Life @ Things of My Soul
  -   We talk of an infinite Atonement, but I have seen an example of how powerful a mortal,...

God Loves His Children Even as They Toddle, Falter, and Fall @ Things of My Soul
  -   We have all seen a toddler learn to walk. He takes a small step and totters. He falls....

Does God Really Direct Us Down "Wrong Roads" Sometimes? @ Things of My Soul
  -  Elder Holland gave a talk in General Conference a couple of years ago about what he...

Individual Exceptions Are between Each Person and the Lord @ Things of My Soul
  -   “There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not...

Sometimes, Our Obsession with Proper Prayer Language Is Unhealthy @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have a friend who is convinced we are wrong to pray in modern formal...

Revelation As a Process of Sifting and Winnowing @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand...

The Restoration Is On-Going, and We Can Be Restorers or Destroyers @ Things of My Soul
  -  According to Jacob 5, the tree will continue to be pruned right up until the end - and I...

We Must Be Open to People Outside Our Usual Circle of Friends @ Things of My Soul
  -   In this Church our wards and our quorums do not belong to us. They belong to Jesus...

Some Excellent, Practical Advice to Help Us Find Peace @ Things of My Soul
  -  I almost never share things here that I find being forwarded on Facebook or other...

The LDS Church Also Evolves in Its Understanding and Its Recognition of Past Mistakes @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Seventy years ago this Church was organized with six members. We commenced, so to...

Why Is the Gospel Sometimes So Hard to Find? @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine who has struggled mightily to figure out what the Gospel means to him...

Cannot Keep Track @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: How did your date go? Monica (19): Fine, but I almost called Tanner...

Partnership Is More Important than Rigid Roles @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Church has nothing to fear from the strength of women. On the contrary, it...

The Danger of Living in the Past: A Principle for Personal Consideration @ Things of My Soul
  -  I was watching a TV show with one of my daughters a while ago, and the following was a...

It Is Important to Be Interested in Many Things - and to Understand Many Perspectives @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the...

The Samaritans in Our Lives: Some Might Be Surprising @ Things of My Soul
  -  I gave a talk in a ward years ago about charity in which I asked the congregation to...

The Ideal Is to Live in Your Own Best Way @ Things of My Soul
  -   “How . . . do we put the Savior first without putting down other people or their...

Now Is the Only Important Time in Our Eternal Lives @ Things of My Soul
  -  I believe strongly that now is the only important time in our lives, since every other...

The Progress in Removing Rape Verse from YW Program May Not be only Personal, but Institutional @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The “revelation of the week” is that Moroni 9:9 has been removed from the Young...

Righteous Sassing @ Mormon Momma
  -  Monica (18): I’m really good at sassing people in my head. I wish I could to it in...

Is the Potential Big 12 Exclusion Policy a Natural Consequence for BYU? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  So a bunch of LGBTQ activist groups have asked the Big 12 to reconsider their interest in...

Racial Division and Religion @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I watched the news out of Baton Rouge with my 15-year-old son, who is considering a...

Easy Date @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Sam walks into my office late Friday afternoon.] Sam: Hey, honey, do you want to go on a...

Making Space: Tyler Glenn asks, “How Many More?” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  So often, discussion of doctrine, particularly related to homosexuality, becomes academic...

The Mysteries of God, or Handbook 1 @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I’ve done something scandalous again. I’ve read the Church Handbook of Instructions...

Overheard at the Boys’ Second Breakfast @ Mormon Momma
  -  Talking to his 15-year-old brother, Samson. Caleb (12): It’s called skills, bro....

The Rainbow Mormon Initiative and the Promise of Hope @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  By now, we’ve all felt the fall-out from the November 5th policy change. Our church has...

Kicking It Old School @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Driving to karate with the boys. Trying to find a radio station they like.] Mom: How...

Not Getting Married Today @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: Samson, what was your favorite part about Saturday’s Warrior? [pause] Samson:...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I’m going into my teenage years. So it’s...

Tickets to Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Provo Tabernacle was a staple of my youth. When I was a child (pre-stake-center days)...

Mormon Hacks: Preschool Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Thanks to Common Core and other cultural problems—you know, like legal mandates that...

Simple FHE Ideas: Real Heroes @ Mormon Momma
  -  The world is full of idols, athletes, entertainers, people famous for no reason at all,...

Mormon Hacks: New Year’s 2016 Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy New Year! And Happy 13th birthday to Mormon Momma! If you’re looking for some...

Tolerance Is Not a Virtue @ Mormon Momma
  -  Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not...

Do Mormon Women Oppose Priesthood Ordination? Redux @ Mormon Momma
  -  In October of 2013, a Pew survey made the claim that “big majority of Mormons...

The Gospel of Inclusivity and Nothingness @ Mormon Momma
  -  Last week I engaged in a libertarian-esque discussion about geopolitical borders. In the...

New Order Mormonism and the Teenage Mind @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Teenage Mind When I was in junior high, a mere 14 years old, I was positive I was in...

Same-Sex Marriage/Cohabitation Policy Clarification: Time to Fire the Legal Department @ Mormon Momma
  -  This morning the Office of the First Presidency clarified the handbook changes. These...

Nose and the Stewardship @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Upon hearing repeated snorting behind me.] Mom: Caleb, here’s some tissue. You...

Who’s On the Lord’s Side? @ Mormon Momma
  -  We should show love and kindness and sympathy and welcome all to our friendship. At the...

The Logical Fail of the New Handbook Rules:Writing Policy with Bad Code @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the last couple of chaotic days, I’ve seen a number of misrepresentations of...

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the...

Gratitude Precedes Zion @ Temple Study
  -  Orderville Utah, circa 1890 (click to enlarge) Note: My wife and I were asked to give...

Official Church Video on Temple Garments and Robes @ Temple Study
  -   The Church has released a new video explaining the temple garment, and the temple robes....

The Temple on Mount Zion 2014 Conference @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on...

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority @ Temple Study
  -   LDS woman being set apart for a calling in the Church. “We are not accustomed to...

Sistine Chapel in Official Virtual Reality Simulation @ Temple Study
  -  The Vatican’s 360 degree photographic virtual reality simulation of the Sistine...

“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week @ Temple Study
  -  The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through...

Unfreezing Our Hearts: Choosing to See the Beauty in Disney’s Frozen @ Temple Study
  -  Anna and Elsa embrace at the end of Frozen. This is a guest post by Raven Haymond, my...

Videos of Science & Mormonism Symposium Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference on November 9, 2013, entitled...