LDSBookstore.com Serves LDS Community

by Larry Richman on September 18, 2014

lds-bookstoreLDSBookstore.com just launched an updated website with Rewards Points, mobile browsing, and an affiliate program.

LDS Bookstore has been serving the LDS community since 2005 by selling LDS art, books, jewelry, music, scriptures, DVDs, CDs, calendars, and home decor.

Brandon & Caitlin YoungI spent some time recently visiting with the owner, Brandon Young, at their warehouse and outlet store in Orem, Utah. Brandon started the business in 2005 shortly after returning from his LDS mission. While serving in Madrid, Spain, he noted that it was difficult for people to get LDS products if they didn’t live in an area with lots of Latter-day Saints and stores that cater to them. Hence his idea for an online store that could sell LDS products to people everywhere.

This innovative, fun company was recently rated #18 on a list of fastest-growing companies in Utah Valley. In addition to LDS products, they have also branched out into Christian-themed music and jewelry.

Follow LDS Bookstore on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+.

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Resources for Spouses and Families of Pornography Users

by Larry Richman on September 17, 2014

wife-support-pornographySpouses and other family members carry heavy burdens when a loved one is involved with pornography. To help leaders better meet the needs of spouses and family, the following resources are now available:

  • Ministering Resources at ministering.lds.org have been updated with specific guidance about ministering to those who are affected by the use of pornography. These resources can be accessed by members of ward and stake councils. You must sign in with your LDS Account and be listed in MLS with a calling that is included in the ward or stake council.
  • Spouse and Family Support Guide at AddictionRecovery.lds.org is designed to help spouses and families of those dealing with addiction. Priesthood leaders may use it during interviews and in Addiction Recovery Program meetings.
  • Overcoming Pornography website at OvercomingPornography.org helps people find healing, forgiveness, protection, and power through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It includes practical guidance and resources for pornography users, their spouses and family members, and Church leaders.
  • Confidential group meetings offered by the LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program. These meetings can help spouses and families find peace and healing by applying gospel principles. Visit AddictionRecovery.lds.org to learn how to join these meetings.

See other resources on overcoming pornography.

See articles on LDSMediaTalk.com about pornography.

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Bring Meet the Mormons Movie to Your City

September 16, 2014

The cities have been announced where the new movie Meet the Mormons will be released on October 10. See the list of states and cities to see if it will be playing in your city. If you do not see your city on the list, you can go to this web page to request it. If  enough […]

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New Pocket-Sized Scripture Set

September 15, 2014

A few years ago, the Church published a pocket-sized Book of Mormon. Now you can get a pocket-sized printed version of the entire standard works. The new set contains the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. The Book of Mormon includes the Guide to the Scriptures (the […]

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Finding Purpose After a Full-time Mission

September 13, 2014

This month’s Ensign has a great article “I Found Purpose After My Missionary Service.” Although the experience of being a returned missionary can vary from person to person, many find it a challenge to reorient themselves after removing their missionary name tags. In this article, young adults share ways that they found a sense of […]

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Mobile App Guide for Mormons

September 12, 2014

LDS.net has published the ultimate Mobile App Guide for Mormons. It’s a guide to all the best mobile apps for Latter-day Saints, including those provided by the Church and by others. Read other articles on LDSMediaTalk.com about mobile apps.

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Online Seminary is a Home-Study Option

September 11, 2014

Online seminary is a new option along with the existing daily, released-time, and home-study seminary classes. It is not intended to replace established daily or released-time classes, but may be considered in situations where students cannot meet each weekday because of distance or other limiting factors. Priesthood leaders can make online seminary available in areas that consist […]

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A Homemade Mormon Message

September 10, 2014

Some LDS youth got together and created this video, “A Homemade Mormon Message,” styled after the Church’s Mormon Messages. Here is a list of other member-created videos I have shared. If you find other videos you think I should share, please post a comment below.

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LDS Leaders May Speak in Native Languages at General Conference

September 9, 2014

Leaders at LDS General Conference have always delivered their talks in English, even if it wasn’t their native language. The talks were then interpreted from English into 90+ languages so that Latter-day Saints and friends around the world could hear them in their own languages. However, beginning with the upcoming conference on October 4-5, 2014, speakers whose primary language is […]

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Pioneer Historical Timeline

September 8, 2014

Below is an infographic from The Trek West page of history.lds.org. The first section shows major events that took place in the lives of pioneers before and after they survived the trek to Salt Lake City. The graphic shows the timeline of the lives of two women whose lives spanned a 200-year period. The first woman highlighted, […]

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More Language Content on LDS.org

September 6, 2014

The full LDS.org experience is available in 10 languages, but some content is available in over 100 languages. Recent improvements to LDS.org in languages includes the following: Now you can navigate within LDS.org in more languages. You can search for content in your language and get search results in your language. Content in more languages has been […]

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Foundations of LDS Faith Exhibit Online

September 5, 2014

The Church’s new “Foundations of Faith” exhibit has now opened to the public. It includes 26 books, manuscripts and other historical documents that date back to the beginnings of Mormonism. Items of note in the exhibit include the following: A portion of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. First editions of the Book of […]

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Have you Watched the LDS Face to Face Event with David Archuleta?

September 3, 2014

If you haven’t yet watched the LDS Face to Face event with David Archuleta, I highly recommend it for a family home evening or church youth activity. Back in June, LDS youth were invited to participate in a Face to Face live event with David Archuleta, professional singer and recently returned LDS missionary. It was an  interactive […]

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4 Simple Tips To Improve Your Daily Scripture Study

September 2, 2014

The following is from the Mormon.org blog: When life gets crazy, and your downtime is minimal, consider using these four simple tips for improving your daily scripture study. 1. Set a regular time every day Make a point to sit down at the same time every day – whether it’s first thing in the morning, right […]

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BYU Education Week Talks About Church Digital Resources

September 1, 2014

The last week of August, Fernando Camilo presented two series of classes at the BYU Education Week. The first series was about the Church’s digital offerings and the second was about the Church’s social and mobile presence. Fernando’s presentations are now available through SlideShare, a website that lets you share PowerPoint presentations. You can view […]

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