Mormon and Gay: One Man’s Journey Away from the Church and Back Again
After Tom Christofferson asked to be excommunicated in the early ’80s, he spent nearly two decades in a committed same-sex relationship. After returning to the Church, and now, as a temple-worthy gay Mormon, Christofferson opens up about his spiritual journey and shares valuable lessons for LGBTQ Mormons, their families, and the ward members who love them.
BY JAMIE ARMSTRONG
Faith on the Gridiron
At one point in his life, Garett Bolles had nothing. No home, no money, no direction. Now, he’s an NFL player and father, but he knows none of that could be possible today without the Lord directing his life.
BY DANIELLE B. WAGNER
Ministering One by One
People frequently ask me to identify and share some of the important lessons I have learned during my years of service as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Because I am blessed to meet, serve with, and learn from faithful Church members all over the world, the lessons are many and wide-ranging. Over the years, however, the principle and spiritual pattern of one by one has blessed me and influenced my ministry in powerful ways.
ELDER DAVID A. BEDNAR, ADAPTED FROM HIS NEW BOOK, ONE BY ONE
I’m not a Mormon. But when I stumbled upon some old love letters written by a Mormon widower, I was compelled to seek out his descendants and share this precious family treasure with them. It was a journey that touched my heart in ways I could never have imagined.
BY BRENDA STANLEY
The Church in Zambia
In south-central Africa, the country of Zambia boasts a population of around 15 million, with an LDS Church membership of around 3,800. With an organized stake in the capital city, Lusaka, and two districts in the northern Copperbelt region, the Church continues to grow and develop.
BY KATHARINE LYON
Fun Fall Recipes
Whether you are preparing for a Halloween party or celebrating the beautiful autumn leaves, here are some delicious fall-themed recipes your family will enjoy this season.
BY SIX SISTERS’ STUFF, EXCERPTED FROM CELEBRATE EVERY SEASON WITH SIX SISTERS’ STUFF
Just Asking: Caitlin Connolly
LDS Living came yesterday in the mail and I enjoyed reading cover to cover, esp. the artlcles on:
the Gay Mormon coming back,
the hidden treasure of letters in a suitcase lining, and
the faithful saints in Namibia.
I would point out for comparison in Namibia, that the 3,800 Latter Day Saints are matched by 181,600 Jehovah's Witnesses, and an astounding 1,079,000 Seventh Day Adventists. Yes, you read that right, there are over 1 million.