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Hi I'm Julie

I love my husband. I love my son. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend in the Nauvoo Temple in June 2007. Being together has been so much fun, and we learn more about each other every day. He and I both graduated December 2010. My husband has a Masters of accountancy, and I have an education degree in music. We have a 3-year old son. He is the absolute joy of our lives, and he teaches us about love and our Father in Heaven by being the wonderful person that he is. He loves to eat fruit and cheese, has an exploding vocabulary, and has the sweetest smile. He just so happens to be one of the cutest toddlers on the planet. We also have another boy, less than a year old. He is our little sunshine. He loves to smile and give us nice slobbery kisses. He and his brother are on their way to being the best of friends. Life is crazy with two little boys, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I grew up a member of the LDS Church, and I find great peace and happiness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything about the Gospel has helped me become who I am and brought me to this very happy point in my life. It is very exciting to look forward to the rest of my life and know that I’ll be with the people I love in my family and surrounded by friends in the Church no matter where we live.

Why I am a Mormon

After really trying to live the principles taught by Christ in His Church, I am truly changing and becoming the type of person I want to be and God wants me to be. Of course, mistakes are made, but to know that I can repent and be forgiven brings a peace to my life that no one and nothing else can give me besides Christ. Heavenly Father has richly blessed me and my family for trying to follow the Savior. The feeling of love and being "at home" in this Church is so warm and comfortable. Searching, learning, and living truths of the Gospel makes me happy, sincerely happy. Knowing that I can be with my sweet husband and son forever through covenants we've made to God is something I never want to let go. What greater gift would I want than to be in a happy eternal family? I know God is real. I personally have felt His love and guiding hand in my life. Jesus Christ is my Savior, and I can be clean though Him. Christ can help me change now. The Gospel works. The power of God is on the earth in His worthy Priesthood holders. A prophet is on the earth, and his messages come directly from God for God's children. Miracles happen, and I see them daily as I faithfully move forward and obey.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Primary President in our congregation. I organize, supervise, teach, and love the all kids in the ward from 18 mos. to 12 years. It's a busy job, but I keep hoping that working with the most loving, forgiving, non-judgmental group of people will rub off on me. I learn so much, and it's privilege to be with them every week. I am also a visiting teacher. With a lady companion, I visit and/or contact a few women in the ward each month to give support and form friendships. Visiting teaching is a huge blessing which is teaching me how to serve and love other women more completely and sincerely. I also learn so much from the women I interact with, and it only makes my faith improve. Wonderful women motivate me to become better and love as my Savior loves me.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Julie
Husband and wife have their individual responsibility to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. Personal prayer and scripture study are crucial in coming to know the Savior. As a person learns more about Jesus and Heavenly Father, he will be able to act like Them and desire to follow Them. If husband and wife build their lives on the foundation of the Savior, then their marriage will also be founded on Him. Each spouse can then be truly unselfish towards each other. This selflessness can then be extended towards children. The father is responsible for protecting his family from danger, sin, and other ills of this life. He needs to provide for his family, making sure spiritual, emotional, physical and all other needs are met. The father also presides over his family, leading the family in prayer, scripture study, family home evening, and making sure things are in order. The mother is primarily responsible for the instruction and nurturing of her children. She must teach the children to love God, righteousness, and each other. The mother is responsible to guide her children, so they know right from wrong and have the ability to act with integrity when away from home. Each family member is responsible to have an individual relationship with God and work out his or her own salvation. However, the family must work together to help each other live righteously, under parental guidance, so they can all live together and with God eternally. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Julie
The same way you can know anything is true, through sincere prayer and faith in Jesus Christ. Learn what you can about the doctrine; read The Book of Mormon. Study Mormonism. Then pray and "ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ...and by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10:4-5) Once you learn more of Mormon doctrine, put those principles into practice, such as forgiveness, service, obeying the Word of Wisdom, or practicing Family Home Evening. By living the principles taught in Mormonism, you will be blessed with happiness. You'll feel peace in following the ways of the Lord. Show more Show less