Was the Prophet Joseph Smith commanded to practice plural marriage?

Note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not currently practice plural marriage. Please see the revelation on this subject. Margaret J. Stoddard Plural marriage...

Did Joseph Smith marry a 14-year-old girl?

To many Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith’s sealing to fourteen-year-old Helen Mar Kimball in 1843 is one of the most "troublesome" aspects of early LDS...

Is music the cause of your teen’s rebellion?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT JOSEPHSMITHFORUM.ORG. My story with music begins when I was very young.  This was the age long before CDs or MP3...

10 books for studying Joseph Smith

Are you searching for reliable sources to enrich your study of the Prophet Joseph Smith? Do you feel a desire to become better acquainted with...

Moroni and Pahoran: A Modern Hijacking of a Book of Mormon Message

Spreading lies attached to the character of men like Captain Moroni, George Washington and Joseph Smith not only weaken the influence of righteous heroes...

Why did Joseph Smith marry women who were already married to other living men...

How could Joseph Smith’s polyandrous marriages be explained? L. Hannah Stoddard and James F. Stoddard III Note: LDS Answers encourages civil, constructive, online discussion examining the important...
How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book of Mormon came forth?

How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book of Mormon came...

Margaret J. Stoddard A New Narrative Progressive LDS historians are trying to change the historical narrative regarding the translation process. They claim: For most of...

An LDS perspective on the dangers of a modern Constitution Convention of ANY type

Scott N. Bradley There is a growing, well-funded, multifaceted movement within the United States to put our wonderful, God-ordained Constitution at risk by calling a...

How can you answer the question, “Are Mormons Christian?”

In response to what Mormons believe please permit me to add my thoughts. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

“The dominant [Church history] narrative is not true . . .” LDS scholars encourage...

if (location.hash) { location.hash = location.hash.split('?'); } James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard Read this first! Some have been confused regarding the position of LDS...