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Ask an Expert: What percentage of Mormons divorce when one spouse leaves the religion?

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Q: Do you have any insight on how often a spouse leaving the church leads directly to divorce? I am most interested in the statistic for divorce attributed primarily to the spouse changing their beliefs and controlled for other behaviors that are independent of simply no longer believing or participating. A: Arland Thornton provided a citation that had a statistic

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Job in The Research Information Division at LDS Church Headquarters

The Research Information Division of the LDS Church is hiring.  Please see this letter and the job posting for more information.

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Ask an Expert: Mormon concept of God?

Q: I am writing a paper on the concept and image of God in Mormonism (with a focus on the LDS Church). My question therefore is, if you can name any specific ‘must read’ articles that deal with this topic? Are there any scholars, Mormon or from other denominations, that have particularly dealt with this

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Applied Social Science Research Manager for the Research Information Division of the LDS Church

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There is a job opening in the Research Information Division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT.  This PDF file has more information.

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20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture

The 20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture has just been announced: Title: Heroes and Hero Worship: Brigham Young and the Utah War Speaker: Ronald W. Walker Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7 p.m. Location: Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Logan, Utah Summary: How do men and women shape history? Do human values have a role in

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2014 – Spring Newsletter

The 2014 Spring Newsletter of the MSSA is now available.

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