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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.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.The majority of Mormons live outside the United States.
The church puts notable emphasis on the family, and the distinctive concept of a united family which lives and progresses forever is at the core of Latter-day Saint doctrine.
Church members are encouraged to marry and have children, and as a result, Latter-day Saint families tend to be larger than average.
All sexual activity outside of marriage is considered a serious sin.
All homosexual activity is considered sinful and same-sex marriages are not performed or supported by the LDS Church.
Latter-day Saint fathers who hold the priesthood typically name and bless their children shortly after birth to formally give the child a name and generate a church record for them.
Latter-day Saints believe that one of the most important aspects of life on Earth is the opportunity for individuals to learn and grow.