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Hi I'm Caitlin

I'm a mother, a homemaker, a blogger, a digital scrapbooker & photographer & I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Caitlin & I've been a member of the church for all of my life. I am a new mother to an amazing little girl who was born 3 months premature. It was quite an experience to have a preemie, & it definitely was a trial of faith. Our little girl is fine now, but even when I wasn't sure if she was going to live, I was blessed with a wonderful feeling of peace, knowing that my family can be together forever through the covenants I have made in the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love to stay at home with my daughter & enjoy the sisterhood I feel with other women of the church. It is a great comfort to know that I have a support system of women who will help me when I need it, listen when I need to talk, provide comfort when I'm sad or hurt, & just be my friend through the day to day.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I guess I've always believed the teachings. Once I went away to college, I found that I really needed to rely on my own testimony & realized that because of the things I was taught at home, at church at and seminary, I did have a strong testimony and was able to stand up for my beliefs. I know that by following the teachings of the gospel, and by living correct principles, I can be with my family forever and live in the eternities with Heavenly Father & my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving in the women's organization at church. I am in charge of organizing and planning our monthly activities. We do many different activities, many of which are designed to help us increase our faith, be better wives, mothers & women, and teach each other new skills. I've also been called to visit some other women from church each month to give a monthly message and make sure they are doing well. When they have a problem or just need someone to talk to, they know that they can call me and I will try to help in whatever way I can. I have had so many wonderful experiences with this visiting teaching calling and have seen so many lives blessed by even just one simple visit. One of the women recently called me, and I was surprised because she just wanted to have the monthly contact through the mail, and I've never personally met her. She doesn't currently come to church or any activities, but I could tell that she really appreciated the letters I'd been sending her. I could also tell that she really just needed someone to listen as she talked, and I am sure that we will be great friends soon!

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families can be together for eternity. This is why temples are so important. The covenants that we make in temples create eternal bonds between husbands and wives and their children. We do temple work for our ancestors because we believe that families are eternal, not "til death do us part." Those relationships that have been sealed together in the temple will last beyond death. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

I attend church each Sunday at my local meeting house. The reason I go to church is to take the sacrament, which represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ. I also attend lessons that will help teach me how to live a happier and more righteous life. Mormon churches are also places where members go to participate in activities and performances. Mormon temples are sacred buildings where we go to learn more about our roles here on the earth, develop further testimony of gospel principles and perform vicarious work for the dead. Only members with a recommend can enter certain areas of the temple. Youth who are aged 12 and up can go to do temple baptisms for the dead. Anyone, those who are members and those who are not, are welcome to come to the visitor's center and to walk the temple grounds. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

I believe that as a daughter of God I should take care of my body the best way that I can. I believe that coffee, tea, alcohol and other substances are addictive and harmful to my body. I can show gratitude to my Father in Heaven by keeping my body clean and healthy. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I don't think I've ever met a more talented, caring, compassionate and faith-filled group of women than the women of the church. I have always felt support and love from the leaders of the church and know that they want nothing but the best for me and other women. They encourage us to get all the education we can, support our roles as wives and mothers, and give us opportunities to share the talents we've developed in meaningful roles. I love being a woman in the church! Show more Show less