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Hi I'm Jenalyn

I'm a single college student who loves to read, write stories, sing, and play the violin. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm a single college junior with eight--yes, you heard me right--eight younger brothers and sisters. I am currently attending college and am majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, with a minor in Business. I am an aspiring author that is working on a Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure novel, and I dream of someday owning my own Publishing company for youth. I am also currently working on my own screenplay. I've played the violin for over ten years and love to sing. I love almost anything that has to do with dragons, fantasy, mythology, Narnia, music, astronomy, anime, and, most importantly, the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because--surprise!--I was born one. Throughout my childhood, my dad and I would have lengthy discussions about the Gospel, and I was often ahead of other kids my age in Primary and Sunday School. When I was about twelve years old, my dad encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover and gain a testimony for myself. I did just that, and, over time I have done just that. Unusually so for many that are raised in the church, I had a testimony of my own before I was thirteen. I continue to live the Gospel because I have had several witnesses for myself that Heavenly Father lives, that He knows each and every one of us by name, that He listens intently to our prayers and answers them, that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, that He died and was Resurrected and lives today, that the Book of Mormon is true, that we have a modern prophet who speaks with the Lord and reveals His will to us, as well as many other things. It is this knowledge that has helped me through many trials, including financial problems and ADD.

How I live my faith

I am currently attending a ward specifically made for young single adults, called a singles ward. I attend church every Sunday, participating in Sunday School and Relief Society. I especially love the music, as music is a very important part of my life and my faith. I love being surrounded by so many people who share my beliefs, and attending Family Home Evening with my fellow Young Single Adults.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jenalyn
While Mormons did practice polygamy in the early days of the Church, once polygamy became against the law, the Lord told the prophet that the members were to no longer practice it. Now, anyone who practices polygamy is actually banned from the church. Yet, over a century after we gave it up, it is still an issue today. Many people do not understand why we did practice it when we did, and even members of the church have a difficult time with it. To clear things up a bit, it is my understanding that no one was forced into a polygamous marriage. Some of the time, polygamous marriages were only practiced in order to take care of a widow or a single woman in need of a husband to love and support her. Show more Show less