Youth pass the sacrament during the service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Lenexa Ward on June 17, 2012in Lenexa, Kan. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

Who is leaving the LDS Church?

Singles, young adults, and men (especially those who did not serve a mission) seem to be among the most likely demographics of people who leave the LDS Church. But “The Next Mormons” research can find out a good deal more that we don’t yet know.


Mormon women fear eternal polygamy, study shows

Carol Lynn Pearson’s new book argues that many, if not most, Mormon women feel pain and fear at the prospect of sharing their husbands with at least one other wife for all of eternity. Even if polygamy isn’t currently practiced, it’s “alive and unwell” in Mormon doctrine and temple sealing practices.

LDS temple in Nauvoo, Illinois

Baptizing Mom

Two weeks ago, I was baptized for my mother in an LDS temple, and it was one of the most beautiful spiritual experiences I’ve ever had.


4 juicy reads for summer

Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are frenemies with benefits in a modern retelling of Jane’s Austen’s classic, and a British suspense novel takes the world by storm as this summer’s must-read psychological thriller.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Charleston, West Virginia, on May 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Chris Tilley/File Photo

Donald Trump’s genius

Donald Trump’s outrageous response to the judge assigned to the Trump University case has successfully distracted all of us from the real issue at hand: the newly released documents on his allegedly fraudulent business. They are indeed chilling.

climate change word cloud

Can Mormons be more green?

Why is it that so many Mormons seem all too eager to ignore global warming science, to be more concerned with capitalism than conservationism? Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers 10 ways the LDS Church could better help the environment.