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Hi I'm Michelle Llewellyn

I'm single, never been married, never had children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far beyond rubies. I'm not your avarage Mormon woman. I come from a divorced home. I watched my Mom get a temple divorce so she could remarry a man who was more into her than my biological father was. I was sexually molested in college. I graduated but was unable to find a job in my chosen field. Now, I live alone in a one-bedroom apartment because I swore I wouldn't marry in haste like my parents did and we live in world now where men just aren't into taking the initiative in dating, courship and marriage. I promised myself I would wait for a man who was as serious about marrying for the purpose of creating a family as I was. It's turning out to be a longer wait than I'd anticipated. Heck, this is beginning to sound like my profile for a singles website! I love my religion. Living the chaste life with no live-in boyfrined or children gets lonely and depressing but they are choices I don't regret. I even served a mission for my church. Now that I'm finished with school, I keep busy working two jobs, reading lots of great books, and spending time with my brothers and sisters and helping with their children. It's a good life and I have faith God will get around to blessing me with the desires of my heart all in His good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because despite all the trials and heartache of this life I cannot deny that this is the same church that Christ organized in the New Testement. I cannot deny that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ in a grove of trees where he went to pray to know the truth. That's the bottom line of this wonderful, glorious religion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the truth. The truth about who we are, where we came from and what our purpose is here on this earth as sons and daughters of God.

How I live my faith

Since my graceful exit from my singles ward, well they kicked me out actually, at age 30, I admit, it's hard to attend my Sunday meetings in a Mormon family ward where they don't really know what to do with someone like me. Common words dropped in a Mormon meeting like: wife, mother, family, children, and priesthood which don't really apply to my life at this time can be hard to hear week after week. It's a relief actually to have the opportunity to work on Sundays. I think it's a relief to them as well! I'm not bitter or angry. I've been active and served in various jobs like playing the piano and teaching sunday school classes in the past. You could say I'm taking a break now but I still consider myself an active "card carrying" member. Like any good Christian, daily prayer, reading the Bible and Book of Mormon, and doing my best to live and keep the Ten Commandments are important to me. I daily strive to do all those things so as not to hinder my own personal relationship with God. I believe it's important that we all try and be good examples to each other. You never know who's watching you.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Michelle Llewellyn
For someone like me who's never had the opportunity to marry, this is a tough one to tackle. For me, my only family consists of my mom, stepdad and my brothers and sisters who are mostly married with families of their own now. I cannont stress enough how important it is that we make the right choices when it comes to creating families of our own. In the Mormon religion, a family isn't some temporary club membership that we can leave whenever it becomes too inconvienent, it's about bonds that reach beyond death and into the eternities. For Mormons, a family is forever and that's a heck of a long time! Since pre-marital sex and adultery is the cause of so much pain and heartache we see in the world today, touching even my own family, that's why the Mormon church has taken such an active role in speaking up for the state of the family. Family is everything to us, the relationships we forge and maintain in this life will still exist after we die. The way we treat each other will be one of the most important judgements we will face when meeting God. His whole business is families. I hope one day I'll have the opportunity to live these principles and enjoy a family and a relationship of my own. There are still good marriages and families out there but Satan is working hard to shush these up and prevent the very creation of the traditional family. We can't let him win! Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Michelle Llewellyn
The opportunity to attend the temple is a wonderful experience. There's no big secret about it but it is a very personal and private experience for members in good standing who go in. The best comparision of a Mormon temple is like a University. We go there to learn. It's the same lesson every time, the same words, the same teachings and, like taking the sacrament every Sunday where we renew our covenants we made at baptism, going to the temple allows us to renew these sacred covenants, promises we made with God, but these covenants are on a higher level. Not only are we adding to our knowledge of God's plan for his children we are also giving those who have died without the opportunity to hear these truths and make these covenants, like baptism, the opportunity to do so. We believe those who have died still have the choice wheather or not to accept or reject the things that are taught and the covenentants we make in their behalf. If they choose to reject what we do for them inside the temple, it's OK, no harm done. But, if even one of these precious souls who died without the opportuinity to hear and recieve the truth does accept, how great shall be their joy both for the living and the dead. It's a wonderful thing. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Michelle Llewellyn
Yes, I do Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Michelle Llewellyn
For a single, never married member of the church, this is an intriguing topic for those like me who find themselves living alone and have no immediate male family member to turn to for priesthood blessings. There is an unspoken understanding among female members that only those who are married in this church can actually "hold" the priesthood. I just try not to let that bother me and take pride that I can function independently with the hope that in the next life, I will have more opportunities to "hold" a worthy priesthood member and participate fully in priesthood ordinances. Taking the sacrament at church each Sunday to renew the promises we made as baptized members of this church is the closest we singles can get to having the priesthood in this life. Serving in the church, such as teaching Sunday School to small children, is one way I can contribute and lead in the church and feel like I'm doing my part in God's plan for his children. I've learned that if this is all God sees fit to bless me with, then that should be good enough for me. Who needs more responsibility? Show more Show less