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Teaching Principles Is More Important than Teaching Rules

"Why is it more effective to teach principles than rules? First, rules are often limited to a few specific situations. Second, principles create an environment that maximizes agency," according to Tad R. Callister. 

‘The Work Continues’ Amid COVID-19, Say President Ballard, Other Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Under the unique and difficult circumstances brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “are carrying on,” said President M. Russell Ballard.

Mission Reassignment Proves to Be a Life-Changing Experience for Missionary in New Zealand

Learn how a mission reassignment due to COVID-19 for a missionary in New Zealand impacted not only his life but the life of someone very close to him as well.

Missionaries Safe as Hurricane Isaias Prompts Ugly Reminders of Past Carolina Storms

Members of the Wilmington North Carolina Stake have felt the powerful impact of Hurricane Isaias.

Why Do Temples Have the Angel Moroni on Top? Here’s Look at the History of the Iconic Statues

Why does the figure of Moroni stand atop temples in the Church and how many different Moroni statues have been designed? Historians answer these questions and more.

How We Can Access the Power of the Temple during COVID-19

In this article about temple worship during a pandemic, Elder Dale G. Renlund reminds us that “through our covenants and ordinances, we have access to the power of godliness in our lives, no matter our circumstances.”

Church Members Now Have Free Access to Filae, a French Records Site

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have free access to a premium subscription with FamilySearch partner Filae, a genealogical website with historical records from France.

Elder Soares Invites Youth Worldwide to Participate in Youth Music Festival

In a recent video posted on his social media pages, Elder Ulisses Soares invited youth around the world to participate in a virtual Youth Music Festival on Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. MDT.

Experiences, Talents Prepared Brother Wilcox to Serve in Young Men General Presidency

“I’ve spent my life with children, teenagers and young adults. I love the youth,” said Brother Brad R. Wilcox, who was sustained as second counselor in the Young Men general presidency in April 2020. Learn how he was prepared for his present calling.

Elder Clayton Urges Graduates to Find Their Own 'Promised Land,' Despite Current Uncertainties

Elder L. Whitney Clayton addressed 2,558 BYU–Idaho graduates in an online commencement service for those whose last semester was disrupted by COVID-19.