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Hi I'm Angela

I've spent most of my life on the east coast of the United States. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate on a different path than I ever expected. I love reading, writing, and music. I am a part-time childcare provider. My husband is no longer in the military, but we have survived four deployments together and now enjoy life in the same country as he pursues his education.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I wasn't always sure that the things I learned at church applied to me. My dad wasn't a member of the church and my family didn't do all the things I learned about at church. Sometimes I wondered how I fit in. Fortunately, I had many teachers who helped me have spiritual experiences and friends who saw me as no different from themselves. When I was 12 or 13 years old, I realized I needed to choose the kind of life I wanted. I could choose to fully immerse myself in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or I could just leave my life up to chance. I chose to live the Gospel of Christ to the fullest. Today I am a Mormon because I know this church contains the true gospel of Christ. In a world full of lies and uncertainty, this church contains truth. The truth sometimes means that we have to change our ways, but it also means that we can have a sure anchor in any situation. Since I made my decision to immerse myself in this religion, I have learned that the gospel of Christ is constant regardless of a person's background. I may not fit the mold of what people would consider a typical Mormon, but most members of the Church do not. And yet the message works for all of them. Understanding my Heavenly Father's plan for me has given me the strength to do things I never thought I could do. The central message of the Gospel is that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

At Church I help teach a class for children ages 18 months to 3 years. A lot of the time is play time, but we also teach these young ones about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, showing love in our families. Family is an important part of the Gospel. I put family first in everything I do, and everything else falls into place.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Angela
In the Church we learn that we lived as spirits before we came to earth. We believe that in this Pre-mortal life, we were male and female. We also believe that gender is a defining characteristic in our lives on earth, and will be after we die. We believe that marriage is an essential part of God's plan for us to return to him. As part of this, we hold procreation to be very sacred. We believe that same-sex marriage is contrary to this plan, as it does not provide a way for children to come to the earth. The scriptures have always condemned same-sex relationships, and we believe them to be as true now as they were when they were written. When I began attending a university, I didn't know what I believed about this issue. In one of my classes we talked a lot about homosexuality, so I took it as an opportunity to study it out with an open mind. The more I learned, the more I felt in my heart that the Church's attitude toward homosexuality is correct. This is a controversial issue, but following the Holy Ghost in this and all other issues can bring clarity and understanding. Show more Show less