The LDS Church plans to simplify the ritual clothing Mormons wear inside the temple, starting March 31.
(RNS) — The LDS church's growth may be slowing, but research shows that 2019 saw more missionaries, more temples and more reactivating of lapsed members around the world.
(RNS) — Does the new Mormon temple recommend interview make things better or worse for members who struggle with chastity or who support teachings the church opposes?
Mormon leaders have been hard at work to change missionary expectations, temple rituals, and curriculum to improve the Latter-day Saint experience for Millennials and Generation Z. Will it be enough?
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.
(RNS) — Mormons who marry in a civil ceremony will no longer have to wait a full year before being 'sealed' for eternity in an LDS temple.
"I honestly never thought change would come in my lifetime," says guest blogger Kristin Lowe. But the Mormon temple ceremony did indeed change to be more inclusive of women, which filled her with hope.
My temple experience this week was mostly lovely, but also included a disappointing experience of women judging other women.
Mormon temple rituals have been updated to reflect a greater focus on gender equality, among other changes.
(RNS) — Mormon sisters, if you have ever dared to dream of a Goldilocks Garment that would neither dwarf you with its saggy enormity nor confine your bosoms to a relentless straitjacket, you might try this new stretch cotton version.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers 4 ways the idea of eternal families may not be good news for everyone -- especially when it's used as a tool to bludgeon the non-believing.
ROME (RNS) The LDS church has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy; its members are young and they're growing.
Mormons too often judge each other's righteousness just by glancing at clothing choices, hairstyles, and piercings -- and guest blogger Mette Harrison has had enough of this superficial judgmentalism.
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.
"I honor my daughter’s choice to become an atheist," says guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison. "She has already taught me a lot in her life and I suspect she will teach me still more."
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