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The Church offers a series of videos warning about the dangers of distracted driving.

They are part of a series of safety videos from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See safety.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

  • When You’re Driving, DRIVE! Many things can distract you when you drive, putting you, your passengers, and others at risk. Check out these short videos and see if it’s ever happened to you.
  • By the Numbers. Distracted driving is dangerous. Here are some statistics that might make you pay attention.
  • Learn the Truth. Can drivers really multitask? Learn why this and other distracted driving myths don’t stand up to a fact check.
  • Do You Drive Distracted? Learn more about the risks of distracted driving, why the Church promotes safe driving, and how you can take the pledge to be an attentive driver.
  • Play It Safe This Summer. Church activities gear up during the summer. Learn about the resources available on safety.ChurchofJesusChrist.org to keep everyone safe.

See other safety videos from the Church at safety.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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The document Instructions for Curriculum 2020 lists the materials to be used in Church classes during the year 2020. It is available online and in the Gospel Library app under “Come, Follow Me.”

The focus of study at home and at Church during 2020 will be the Book of Mormon. New manuals will be provided for individuals and families, for Sunday School, and for Primary.

These new resources, along with new Book of Mormon videos, will be available in the Gospel Library app and at ComeFollowMe.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Leaders

For 2020, wards and branches will receive printed copies of Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to distribute to members in their units. However, wards and branches will need to order copies of the Primary and Sunday School manuals for teachers and leaders who do not use digital versions of these manuals.

Instructions for ordering are found in Instructions for Curriculum 2020. To help the Church reduce costs and to ensure that materials are delivered on time, leaders should place orders by August 31, 2019.

Learn more about the home-centered, Church-supported way of learning.

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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is now open on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings. The addition of Sunday hours and extended Monday hours will allow more individuals and families to take advantage of the library’s rich, fun, and interactive discovery activities. Learn more about these discovery experiences.

  • Address: 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
  • Phone: 1-801-240-6996
  • Open Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (main floor only)
  • Open Monday–Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Family Discovery Experiences at the Family History Library

All About Me. Learn about you, the meaning of your name, and what events took place the year you were born.

Where I Come From. See where you and your ancestors come from.

My Famous Relatives. Find out what famous individuals are in your family tree.

My Time Machine. See a timeline for you and your ancestors and what their living space would have looked like.

Picture My Heritage. See your face in clothing worn by an ancestor.

Record My Story. Answer questions about you and record them.

Record Our Story.Record information about your family or an ancestor.

Picture Our Heritage. Create memories with family photos using various backgrounds.

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Scriptures, Mapped is a site that links specific events in the scriptures to their actual locations on Google Maps. You can explore chapters in the New Testament, Old Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price and see their actual locations on the map.

The project was created by BYU colleagues Stephen W. Liddle & Taylor Halverson.

The scriptures happened in real locations with real people. Our faith is not some ethereal experience disembodied from the grounded reality of location and time. Situating the scriptures into their geographical context gives nuance and perspective to the stories of faith and hope that inspire us. — Taylor Halverson

The interface displays the scripture in a pane on the left side of the page and the Google map on the right side with red markers identifying each of the locations mentioned in that chapter. Within the text, geographical references are marked in blue font and are linked to the map. Simply click on the geographical reference in the text and the map will zoom into that location.

With this tool, you can read the scriptures geographically, chapter by chapter.

Learn more in the article “Where Did the New Testament Stories Happen and Why Does that Matter? Free Tools to Learn More.”

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The Church has produced a series of videos about pornography. Some are resources for individuals and others are to help parents.

The video below, “How Do I Respond When My Child Has Viewed Pornography?” is from the page How do I respond when I discover my child has viewed pornography? on the Church’s website AddressingPornography.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

When you discover your child has viewed pornography, be calm and provide unconditional love. Your child is already hurting and aching and just needs someone to talk to. Kids may initially want to run and hide, but you can remind them of the freedom that can be found with opening up and partaking of the Savior’s Atonement. Be gentle, meek, and loving as you extend your love and teach the doctrine of Christ.

How Do I Respond When My Child Has Viewed Pornography? - YouTube

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Nearly half of adults in the United States feel lonely, left out, or isolated from others. It’s important to feel included. It’s a fundamental human need, and when we feel excluded, it hurts. As members of the Church, we need to reach out in love. What we say and what we do can create a feeling that all are welcome and all are needed.

That’s the message of this month’s Ministering Principle “How Can We Create a Culture of Inclusion at Church?” in the July issue of the Ensign and Liahona magazines. Read the article for ideas on how to be inclusive and welcoming to others.

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President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson.

Guest artists for President Russell M. Nelson’s 95th birthday celebration, scheduled for September 6, 2019, have been announced. Latter-day Saint performing artists Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, GENTRI, The Bonner Family, Nathan Pacheco, and Donny Osmond will join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the evening celebration.

The birthday celebration will share insights into the life, ministry and service of President Nelson. Videos will focus on how his career, family and ministry have shaped who he is as a special witness of Jesus Christ. The former heart surgeon was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in April 1984. He also served as the Sunday School general president. President Nelson became the 17th president of the Church in January 2018.

In addition to the live celebration at the Conference Center at 7:30pm MDT, the program will be rebroadcast in seven languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Mandarin and ASL.

Complimentary tickets for the prophet’s birthday celebration will be available at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events beginning Tuesday, July 30, at 9:00 a.m. and will be limited to two tickets per individual.

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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Identity theft can happen to anyone at any age, and it is important to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to this crime.

June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share ideas on how to keep the internet a safe resource for you and your family. See other articles about online safety.

The Federal Trade Commission has created a one-stop shop resource at IdentityTheft.gov for tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft, in addition to reporting the crime and restoring your identity with a personal recovery plan if you fall victim.

You may also want to visit Internet Safety 101 to learn more about these types of cyber security threats:

Also visit A Parents’ Guide to Cyber Security for useful resources to help protect your family’s devices and networks.

Do you have a helpful tip or experience that you would like to share with other parents? Enter a comment below.

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The first 8 chapters of volume 2 of Saints: No Unhallowed Hand will be available to read before the full book is published in February 2020. Chapter 1 is now online at saints.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, in the Gospel Library app, and in the July issue of the Ensign and Liahona in 47 languages. More chapters will be released monthly until February 2020, when the volume will be available in print and digitally in 14 languages.

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Volume 2 covers Church history from 1846 through 1893, narrating the Saints’ expulsion from Nauvoo, their challenges in gathering to the western United States, and their efforts to settle Utah’s Wasatch Front. It concludes with the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple.

This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is fast-paced, meticulously researched, and written under the direction of the First Presidency.

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When children go online, they have direct and immediate access to friends, family, and complete strangers, which can put unsuspecting children at great risk. Children who meet and communicate with strangers online are easy prey for internet predators.

June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share ideas on how to keep the internet a safe resource for you and your family. See other articles about online safety.

Predators have easy and anonymous access to children online where they can conceal their identity and roam without limit. Often, we have an image of sexual predators lurking around school playgrounds or hiding behind bushes scoping out their potential victims, but the reality is that today’s sexual predators search for victims while hiding behind a computer screen, taking advantage of the anonymity the Internet offers.

You may find the following resources from Internet Safety 101 helpful:

Putting Child Sexual Abuse in Context

Research indicates that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually victimized before adulthood. Sadly, 30-40% of these victims are abused by a family member and 50% are abused by someone outside the family whom they know and trust.

Although the majority of child sexual abuse does not occur online, the internet can be a place where predators make contact with children. The internet also fuels pedophiles by providing easy access to child pornography.

Do you have a helpful tip or experience that you would like to share with other parents? Enter a comment below.

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