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Fewer Mormon men means more single LDS women, yet marriage and children remain core to the faith’s sermons and culture. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., LDS members Ardis E. Parshall, Laura Durham and Chelsea Sue join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk …

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America presented an original stage production about the history and values of Scouting. ÏA Century of HonorÓ commemorating the 100-year partnership between the LDS Church and the BSA, Tuesday, October 29, 2014 at the Conference Center.
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  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Thank goodness for the celestial roofie
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  • Rosemary Wixom Ô Primary General President 3 women appointed to previously all-male Mormon executive councils
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