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Mormon Fasting

Mormon Fasting

In general terms, fasting means to go without food or drink for a period of time.  The concept of fasting is not unique to Mormonism or to religion at all.  For instance, a morning meal is called breakfast in English for the reason that a person breaks, or ends, the fast that he endured through the night.  Oftentimes before surgery, tests, or other medical treatment, a doctor will require that the patient come fasting, not having eaten...

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Mormon Family

The Importance of the Family in Mormonism – The family is the essential unit of life on Earth and in the eternities. Mormonism teaches important truths regarding the centrality of the family and its eternal destiny. (Read more) Family Home Evening – This is a weekly meeting Mormons hold in their homes, to come closer to God with their families. (Read more) Eternal Marriage – Mormons believe that marriages can last forever...

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Family Home Evening

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church or LDS Church) states, “Family Home Evening is a special time set aside each week that brings family members together and strengthens their love for each other, helps them draw closer to Heavenly Father, and encourages them to live righteously.” The Mormon Church places great importance on the time families spend together.  Indeed, they place so much importance on it...

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Young Mormon Missionaries

In 1974, then Mormon prophet, President Spencer W. Kimball, issued a call to all young men of the LDS Church, calling them to serve full-time missions. Within a few years, the number of young men and women in the missionary service doubled.  The enthusiastic growth didn’t stop there.  Today, about 55,000 Mormon missionaries proselyte throughout the world. Prophet Spencer W. Kimball’s call in 1974 didn’t mark the beginning of Mormon...

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The Importance of the Family

Elder L. Tom Perry Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities. Families lie at the center of our Heavenly Father’s plan. This statement from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” declares the responsibilities of parents to their families: “Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love...

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Senior Mormon Missionaries

Not all missionaries are young.  After retirement, many Mormons go on missions.  They may have served missions when they were young, or they may not have.  What unites them is the desire to serve, whether they’ve served in the “mission field” before or not.  These late-life missionaries are called, as a group, senior missionaries. Like the more common and better-known young Mormon missionary, the senior missionary goes with a...

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