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The majority of Mormons live outside the United States.
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The basic beliefs and traditions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) have a cultural impact that distinguishes church members, practices and activities.
The culture is geographically concentrated in the Mormon Corridor in the United States, and is present to a lesser extent in many places of the world where Latter-day Saints live.
In some aspects, Latter-day Saint culture is distinct from church doctrine.
For those of you with loved ones who have left or are leaving, I would love you to watch/listen to this and let me know what you think.For those of you who are struggling, or have left, I would love to know if you or your family/friends would find this useful, in helping people understand and deal with your situation better. This is only in draft form, and I could really use your feedback.Recently a stake high councilman came to me very concerned about a family that had just decided to leave the church, and have their names removed from the records.He and his wife were desperate to know how to counsel this family–one of the best and brightest in their stake.Cultural practices which are centrally based on church doctrine include adhering the church's law of health, paying tithing, living the law of chastity, participation in lay leadership of the church, refraining from work on Sundays when possible, family home evenings, and home and visiting teaching.The church also emphasizes the moral standards that Mormons believe were taught by Jesus Christ, including personal honesty, integrity, obedience to law, chastity outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage.