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Hi I'm Monique

I am a journalist, actress, singer and humanitarian. I'm a wife and a mother.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a journalist, singer, actress and mom to be. I have an amazing husband and I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is true. It makes me happy and gives me purpose.

How I live my faith

I believe in actions and choices aligning with whatever you believe in. I do my best to be an example of Christ and have a close relationship with him and my heavenly father. I teach youth in my church and attend church activities, services and the temple regularly.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Monique
Anyone can attend church. It is a spiritual service where we learn about the gospel and feel the holy spirit. The temple is a separate experience. It is for active and worthy members of our faith, as the ordinances that take place there are holy and sacred. Members choose to go to the temple according to their schedules where as church services are attended every Sunday. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Monique
People call just about anything a cult. By definition, a cult is a group of people that worship a man. Therefore, all religions can and have been accused of being a cult by various people. Some people mistakenly believe that Mormons worship Joseph Smith, which may be why we are accused by some as being a cult. We revere Joseph Smith the way we revere Abraham and Isaac; true prophets of God. Nothing more. We only worship God. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Monique
Mormons are actually members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are Christians. We believe in and worship Jesus Christ and heavenly father. We believe in the atonement, repentance, and know that Jesus Christ died for our sins so that we may be forgiven and return to our Heavenly Father. We believe in doing all we can to be examples of Christ and make good decisions. We believe in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price as true scriptures. We believe in a modern day prophet called by God. We believe in eternal families, eternal life, serving others and being good, honest people. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Monique
It is actually a nick name. It started out as mockery, but it is a slang that sort of stuck. It comes from The Book of Mormon, a book that we believe is another testament of Jesus Christ, written by his people on the American continent. Mormon was a prophet. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Monique
Services are warm, reverent, friendly and informative. All are welcome! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Monique
We do believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. We do not believe in the Trinity. The Bible makes it clear to us, as does the Book of Mormon, that God sent his son down to die for us. We believe that God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is our brother. We worship them both as they are one in purpose, but they are separate beings. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Monique
Morality is something that we should not take lightly. Our ability to create life and share intimacy with members of the opposite sex is very sacred and precious. We believe in abstaining from sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Monique
I don't think Abraham, Peter, and others were paid for their services. : We believe in sharing our faith and dedicating our time to the gospel and to others. Money is no reward for this. Money that the church receives goes towards serving others and building the Lord's church. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Monique
The church began with Adam, the first man, in the sense that the gospel has been taught and practiced since the beginning of time. As time progressed, more truths were revealed to God's children. When Christ came to Earth, he fulfilled many promises and brought even more truths to us; baptism, the atonement, the organization of the church (i.e. apostles) and so forth. During the apostasy, or the time that the priesthood was removed from the earth due to the deaths of those that held it, the church was not on the earth. In the 1800's, America was a land that offered freedom of religion and we were prepared to receive the restored gospel and all its truths. At that time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established and has since been led by a modern day prophet called by God. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Monique
Members offer tithing-which is ten percent of their income, fast offerings and humanitarian aid-which is additional offerings we may offer to help those in need, and the church has savvy business skills and endeavors that enable us to continue to grow and serve others in a debt free manner. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Monique
We believe that our bodies have spirits, we believe we came to Earth to receive physical bodies and experience trials. We will be resurrected after death as Christ was and live for eternity as his children and as families. We do not believe that life ends with death. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Monique
Mormon church services have three classes. First, we have sacrament where we take the bread and water. Then we have Sunday School. Last, we go into either Priesthood (men) or Relief Society (women). Children also have separate classes. Relief Society is more than just a class for women, it is a whole program. We learn valuable lessons on life and the gospel and we work as a support group for each other. We enlist in service frequently and work hard to strengthen our homes and families. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Monique
Our bodies are a gift from God. We only get one! Treating it with respect shows our gratitude for what our Heavenly Father has given us, and it allows us to maximize our gift and live our lives to the fullest physical potential. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Monique
Pray and study! You may take missionary discussions and learn more about the gospel. You should read the Book of Mormon and most importantly, pray about all you learn and feel. The Holy Spirit will show you if it is true or not, but you must seek and ask in faith. Then, you may get baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Monique
The priesthood is a power directly from God. It is the power that prophets throughout history have used to bless others. It is through the priesthood that keys for sacred ordinances, including baptism, are available to us on Earth. Show more Show less

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

Monique
Mormon women differ the way any women differ; some are artistic, others are athletic, some like country, others are city girls. Mormon women do have unique characteristics, however; they tend to be very family oriented and hold motherhood at a high esteem. This in no way means that men are better than women in our church. Not even close! I dare say that as a woman I feel I am treated with such respect and regard by men that sometimes I wonder if women are the ones held in higher regard! We GET to be mothers, we don't have to be. We are blessed to belong to a church that supports families and that encourages men to work hard to provide so that we don't miss opportunities in our children's lives. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Monique
Mormons believe that we go to a spirit world, or a sort of waiting place until Judgment day. We do not believe that we sleep in the grave until that day, as some others believe. After Christ's second coming, we will be resurrected and there will be a judgment. We do not believe that those who are saved will go to heaven, and that those who are not will go to hell. We believe that hell, or outer darkness, is reserved for the very wicked. We know that there are three kingdoms of glory and that in order to live with God in exhalation, we must have accepted him and lived accordingly. If someone is a very good person but chose not to follow that path, they will not live with God, nor will they burn in a physical hell. Paul teaches us of the three kingdoms when he likens them to the glory of a sun, moon and star in 1 Corinthians chapter 15. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Monique
Absolutely not. Mormons serve everyone; we are all brothers and sisters. Our humanitarian organization branches out worldwide to people of all faiths. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Monique
The most important thing we can do is pray. We must open the lines of communication and allow Jesus Christ to have a place in our hearts. We must know him. We must also read scriptures to learn of our Christian history, teachings from ancient prophets, and to- through witnesses- learn the things that Jesus Christ taught us. We must serve others and be actively involved in our church and in sharing his truth through example and brotherly love. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Monique
After centuries of apostasy after Jesus Christ was crucified and his apostles were killed, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in answer to his prayers. He was called by God to be the first modern day prophet of the true gospel restored from the truths Jesus Christ brought during his ministry. Show more Show less