Church’s Worldwide Children and Youth Initiative on Track for 2020

Last May, the First Presidency announced that a new initiative is being developed to replace existing programs within the Church, including Boy Scouts of America, Personal Progress, Duty to God and Faith in God. Since that announcement a new initiative for children and youth is being tested in locations around Continue Reading

Belief & Doubt: ““It’s A Confusing State to Be In” – Jonas’ Story

My name is Jonas Manuel. My faith in perhaps the Church is not so strong. I was 14 years old when I converted to the Church. My parents had just barely gone through a horrible divorce and my mom was looking for something different, something better. It led to the Continue Reading

What (& What Not) to Say to Divorced People at Church

Welcome to our ward! Is this your husband? Oh, no, we’re just friends. I’m actually divorced. What happened?! So, I often say the wrong things at church to people who are divorced and so I totally get it when people say awkward things to me as a divorced guy at Continue Reading

Defeating Opposition with the Book of Mormon

Alma chapter 43, verse 45: “Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church.” Continue Reading

Belief & Doubt: “We Have to Be Shaken to Our Very Core” – Fiona’s Story

I don’t see crisis, or doubt in the negative sense at all. I think if we’re too comfortable with our faith, then we’re not moving in the direction that our Heavenly Father wants us to move. I’m Fiona Givens. I have co-authored three books with my husband: The God Who Continue Reading

LDS Beliefs: Is Priesthood Authority Biblical? (Aaronic/Melchizedek Priesthoods) | God Loves Mormons

One of the most foundational claims of the Latter-day Saint movement is that God has provided its leaders with a special Priesthood Authority that those outside of the church don’t have. This is such an essential doctrine that in order for a person to become a member of the LDS Continue Reading

Belief & Doubt: “Doubt Is Life’s Way of Signaling That You Need Something.” – Adam’s Story

The Adam Miller definition of doubt… I think doubt is just an ordinary thing I think it’s just a normal part of being a human being, the way that breathing is part of being a human being. it’s life’s way of signaling that you need something. I’m Adam Miller, the Continue Reading

Belief & Doubt: “I’m LDS. I Shouldn’t Have These Doubts” – Daphne’s Story

My name is Daphne. I’m a single mom of two amazing little boys. I was born into the LDS Church. My family have always kind of been strong and faithful in the Church. I was the black sheep. When I was younger, I always I always wanted to completely believe Continue Reading

Restoration of Christ’s Church | Now You Know

Mormons–properly referred to as Latter-day Saints, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–often talk about the Restoration. And while you may be familiar with the Reformation as a period of great change within Christianity, the Restoration is something else entirely. It refers to the full modern-day return Continue Reading

President Nelson Stresses Importance of Jesus Christ in Church Name: “It Is His Church”

Some weeks ago, I released a statement regarding a course correction for the name of the Church. I did this because the Lord impressed upon my mind the importance of the name he decreed for His Church. Even, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Let me explain why Continue Reading