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Hi I'm Aubri

I love travel and my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a photographer, a voracious reader, a daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, and soon to be a mother. I love my family more than almost anything on the planet! I love to cook, I love to eat... I'm gluten-intolerant (Celiac) and I love creating fun recipes that all the people in my family, with all our weird allergies, can ALL enjoy!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was two. Even though I grew up in the church, I still actively made the decision to be a Mormon. There was a period of time in my life where I wasn't sure what I wanted. I didn't know where to turn, and I had a lot of questions. I was going through a lot of really difficult challenges. Thankfully, the Lord knows me. He loves me, and He helps me through even the toughest of times. Turning to him, and praying, and reading His words helped me through that time and all the other tough times I've had since. I know that my Savior lives, that he loves me. I know from my experiences of seeking for truth in the scriptures that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, just as the Bible is the word of God, and that it truly testifies of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know these things not because I grew up in the church, but because I have asked our Father in Heaven for myself, and I received my answer! I am so grateful for all the blessings that His Gospel brings to my life! I know I wouldn't be the same without it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. I lead the choir at church, and I love to help my choir members feel and share God's love through music. I believe that if you have beliefs, others should be able to understand at least a little bit about them by watching your actions. When I tell people that I'm a Mormon, it's usually not too much of a surprise. They can tell that my family and my relationship with God are important to me by my words and actions.

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

This question is my all time favorite "tough topic" to discuss. I want to start off right off the bat by saying that no matter what you've been told, or who has told you it, Mormons DO NOT "hate" gays and lesbians. Or ANYONE for any reason. Ever. As witnesses of Christ, we do our best to emulate Him and live as He would have us live. That's not to say that we're perfect, because we're not... but I do know that Christ never hated anyone. Mormons believe in the sanctity of marriage. We believe that God has ordained marriage, and the sacred powers of procreation, to be between a man and a woman. Sexual relations are a sacred thing. We believe that they are to be reserved for marriage. This law, the law of chastity, applies to every spirit son and daughter of God. It doesn't matter if you are attracted to the opposite gender or your same gender, you are commanded to live a chaste and virtuous life. The neat thing about God is that He's "no respecter of persons". This means that God requires the same things of all of us. We are to remain chaste until marriage, and within marriage chastity means that you only have those sacred relations with your spouse. As a church, we welcome all who want to draw near to Christ. We love everyone, regardless of circumstance, as Christ loves them. We maintain that every single man, woman, and child on this earth is a son or daughter of God, and we treat them accordingly. Show more Show less