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May 9, 2017
Millennials Can’t Seem to Catch a Break, Except in Mormonism premium
“You are noble and great, chosen before you were born!” The sentence was a hard one for me to swallow, especially with Johnny sliding a safety pin in and out of his skin on one side of me and Jane making a “Top Five Hottest Boys in the Ward” list with her friends on the […]
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February 12, 2016
Ask Chris: Mormon Relationship Advice from a Very Single Man premium
When we asked our writers if anyone wanted to write an advice column, Chris was almost a little bit too willing. With Valentines day just around the corner, we hope you enjoy some Mormon dating advice from a very single man. Dear Chris, I’m interested in dating this guy in my singles ward, but I’m […]
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January 10, 2016
Same-Sex Policy Changes Discussed Over Pulpit for 1st Time During YA Devotional premium
For the first time since November, the new church policy postponing the age of baptism for children of same-sex couples was addressed over the pulpit by Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In Sunday’s LDS Devotional for young adults. Nelson, rather than discussing the specifics of the new policy, instead […]
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August 22, 2015
5 Dating Tips All Recent RMs Need to Succeed premium
You’re an elder or a sister missionary who has just stepped foot off of the plane ride home. The end of your mission is before you, and suddenly, there are looming decisions on your mind. What am I going to do for school? Where am I going to live? What am I going to study? […]
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June 22, 2015
28 Moments Singles Ward Girls Know All Too Well premium
Featured image via LDS Media Library. 1. When you choose to go to the YSA ward and tell your home ward buds about it.   2. When you’re 18 and fresh and walkin’ into your first singles ward sacrament meeting.   3. When you get asked on a date by an RM for the first time […]
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May 31, 2015
So You’re Moving to the Singles Ward premium
Silence. Oh, so much silence. It’s awkward and puzzling. Why is it so quiet in this sacrament meeting? Then it hits you: no babies. Toto, we aren’t in the home ward anymore. Many of you young LDS 18-year-olds feel a little apprehensive about leaving the cushy pews of your beloved home ward and embarking into […]
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May 24, 2015
Is Mormon Dating Broken? premium
The dating game within the Mormon culture can seem a bit broken at times. The guy is supposed to ask the girl, but the guy doesn’t ask at all. The girl is supposed to remain calm and unassuming when asked, but the girl is so rarely asked that she automatically jumps to the conclusion that […]
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April 11, 2015
How to Not Be the Mr. Collins of Your Singles Ward premium
“We are all fools in love,” author Jane Austen once eloquently penned. Imagine what her reaction would be after sitting through a few YSA speed dating activities. The truth is that the search for love in the singles ward isn’t all that different from how it is in a Jane Austen novel. There’s the ward […]
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