The ideal of love as a primary reason for marriage began to spread in the late 18th century and early 19th century, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the idea that people had a right to pursue personal happiness.
Author Archives: Peggy Fletcher Stack
(RNS) The LDS San Jose Mission has discontinued tracting, or handing out tracts door-to-door. Mission leaders got the word three years ago: Find something else for these eager, young full-time missionaries to do.
(RNS) A 1,900-page, two-volume survey of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just been issued. The almanac is considered unprecedented in its scope and resources.
(RNS) Joseph’s quiet heroism often goes overlooked in the Christmas story. Yet there is something profound and compelling in Joseph, a patron saint to Roman Catholic stepfathers and a role model for all Christian dads.
(RNS) The new statement says the LDS Church “disavows the theories advanced in the past … [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form.”
(RNS) Mormon missions are often described as “the best two years.” Many who serve talk about spiritual highs, miracles and mind-expanding experiences. Few detail how tough the work can be, how rigorous, how stressful.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “To be perfectly frank,” Mormon leader Dieter Uchtdorf said, “there have been times when members or leaders in the church have simply made mistakes.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormons’ involvement in the Hawaii gay marriage fight is far different in tenor and tactics than the 2008 all-out push to pass California’s Proposition 8.