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Kathy Stephenson

Kathy Stephenson is an author at Religion News Service.

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New Latter-day Saint marriage policy is already impacting couples’ wedding plans

By Kathy Stephenson — May 8, 2019
A change in policy by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may lead to a civil wedding boom for Mormons. Previously, church members in the U.S. had to wait a year between a civil ceremony and a temple sealing, which non-Mormon family members can't attend. Now there is no wait.

Mormon vice: Utah buys more candy than any other state

By Kathy Stephenson — May 19, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — “We don’t drink alcohol, we don’t smoke, we avoid coffee — but we certainly do sugar,” BYU marketing professor Glenn Christensen said. “It’s the only allowed indulgence.”
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