Mormons’ Focus on Marriage & Family Highlighted in Pew Survey

Mormons’ Focus on Marriage & Family Highlighted in Pew Survey

SMITHFIELD — After dinner, three baths, four bedtime stories and a half-a-dozen goodnight kisses for 2-year-old twins Brock and Isaac and 6-year-old Ellie, Erin and Brian Thompson finally sink into the couch with weary smiles. Being parents is just what they always wanted. And they love it. “Of course we have our crazy moments,” Thompson says, “but for the most part we just try to find the good things in the day and remember that they’re only going to be little for so long.” As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Thompsons believe that maintaining a strong marriage and raising and teaching children are essential keys to happiness and their most important...

Mormon Marriage: About Eternal Love

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The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

There are so many people in this world, and many of them feel lost, alone, isolated, and confused. They feel like they are drifting because they do not know what their purpose is or who they are. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answers many of life’s burning questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? and Where am I going? Latter-day Saints (sometimes called Mormons by those of other faiths) believe that each us of born on the earth is a literal spirit son or daughter of God. We existed before we came to this earth in the presence of God as His spirit children. This place is called the Pre-Existence. While we were here, we were presented with Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation, or the Plan of...

LDS Temples: More than Stone and Mortar

LDS Temples: More than Stone and Mortar

Not unlike Old Testament times, followers of Christ bring offerings of time, contrite spirit, faith, and fasting to the temple, to seek the Lord in earnest, make covenants or promises, and receive His atoning grace. Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ (in which temple rituals or ceremonies are performed to marry couples forever, for example, and to receive instruction about the purpose of life) are Houses of the Lord.  As we combine prayer and intercession, daily strivings to live as Jesus Christ would have us live, and worship in His House, there is a deepened knowledge of Him and personal awareness of His presence that comes from worship in LDS (“Mormon temples”–literally Houses of the Lord). We come to...

The House of God: A Place of Order

The House of God: A Place of Order

  Mormon temples bespeak beauty and order; from the immaculate grounds, the pristine architecture, fine design, commanding presence, and lit spires, they represent all that is divine and that links heaven and earth. Mormon temples–or more correctly, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–are Houses of the Lord. He set the pattern, and the instructions, recording, processes and ordinances therein, all take place in a notable signature order. It’s beautiful to see and to partake of. We invite all to visit and learn more about a “Mormon” temple near you. In the words of modern scripture (Latter-day Saints or “Mormons” believe in continuous revelation and open cannon...

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