When the current magazines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were first published in 1971, the First Presidency said they were intended to “help individuals and families stay closer to the Lord” and that they “will help build your testimony and offer aid in coping with the problems of the world” (“Message from the First Presidency,” Ensign, Jan. 1971, inside front cover).
The purpose of this site is to encourage people to read the magazines by helping them see how the Church magazines are fulfilling their mission. It will also counter some of the misperceptions about the magazines among those in the online chattering class who seem to seldom actually read them. As the First Presidency promised in 1971, the magazines “can be a great influence for good if you will read [them]” (emphasis added).
This is not an official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.