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Hi I'm Marjorie Haun

I'm an author of children's non-fiction books about the Vietnam War, a Conservative blogger, a divorced mommy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a former Special Education teacher turned author of a series of children's historical non-fiction books called "The Heroes of the Vietnam War: Books for Children." My books are written to fill a void in children's literature and to teach about the Vietnam Era with positive stories of great heroism. They are also my tribute to the men who fought in the Vietnam War and who deserve our gratitude. I am a voice for those who cannot advocate forcefully for themselves. My nest is almost empty as the youngest of my 4 children is finishing up high school and preparing for his mission. I have created a presence in the world of political/cultural/religious commentary through the hundreds of articles I've written for online news resources from the Heritage Foundation's "The Foundry," to the "American Thinker," to the "Daily Pamphlet." I write articles and commentary for several Colorado news resources as well. I am a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, 2012. My persona blog, ReaganGirl.com provides me the opportunity to teach The Gospel of Jesus Christ indirectly through articles that apply eternal principles to current events and modern political battles. I've been divorced for several years, successfully raising my four wonderful kids on my own. I make my home in the wild and beautiful regions of Western Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my family of origin had a (loose) Mormon tradition. I STAY a Mormon because there is no other source of complete truth, immovable and unchanging doctrine, and the fullness of Priesthood power. The world is a fearsome, always changing place. I cannot count on the world. But I can count on my Savior. I can count on His prophets, and I testify that, as a Mormon, I belong to His church.

How I live my faith

I seek to teach those in the secular world about God by applying eternal principles to modern-day issues, which is a huge aspect of my blog. I teach those same principles, indirectly, in the public school where I work, by exemplifying high standards of conduct and personal behavior, and by providing a source of loving and compassionate support to families and children who are dealing with disabilities. I love my own children above all. I am teaching them to have faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, to trust in the words of the prophet, and to be self-reliant, independent thinkers. I always try to have a kind word or compliment for all whom I meet. I try not complain about my life. I try to make each experience, no matter how negative, an opportunity for learning and growth. My belief in God the Eternal Father and His son, Jesus Christ, is incorporated into all that I do. Each day I approach life with a feeling of reassurance that I have the power of God to lift me up and over the hurdles of life. I try to impart this attitude and trust in God to those I work with and those I love. I try to be positive, happy, grateful and humble. I don't beat myself up because I err. But with the help of my Savior I do my best to pick up where I stumbled and continue on with the knowledge that, though I am imperfect and unclean, through a partnership with Jesus Christ, who has paid the price for my sin and weakness, I can be made perfect and washed clean.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Marjorie Haun
No. Every activity in the church is voluntary. All worthy young men are strongly encouraged to serve a mission, but there is no requirement. Young women with a strong desire to serve a mission are encouraged to do so. Older couples who are able are also encouraged to serve a mission. But a mission is only effective and beneficial when the drive to do so is from the heart of the church member who serves it. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Marjorie Haun
Deal with temptation the same way the Savior did, turn your back to it. Avoid it and block it out. You can use filters on your computers and cell phones. But the most important and powerful filter is a sensitive spirit. When you feel the tiniest bit uncomfortable with the content of a movie, TV show, magazine or any other form of media, turn it off and turn away. Teach your children and model the same behavior without wavering. Take a political stand in your community and nation against businesses which supply pornography or are "adult" oriented, such as topless clubs. Speak out with your voice and elect public officials who are unequivocally opposed to pornography and cultural decay. Show more Show less

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Marjorie Haun
Abortion has been condemned by God and His prophets as an abomination. It is a sinful practice; harmful spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically to those who participate in the act of abortion. It is the active killing of a Child of God. It is the responsibility of Saints and Citizens a like to elect officials who will acknowledge abortion as the ultimate betrayal of human rights, and will seek to lawfully limit abortion activity through proper legislation and activity. Women, unmarried or otherwise who find themselves in the difficult position of having an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy should have the support of loving and caring family members, the church community, and counseling services. These young parents should be guided in what is ultimately best for the baby whom they carry, with the ideal situation being adoption of the child to a worthy and able family with a mother and father. Marriage between the couple who have created the child is an option is some circumstances, but single-parenthood for the woman is a most serious undertaking, with possible years of struggle, poverty and privation. Abortion as a casual act, used as a form of birth control and done for convenience or whim is condemned by God, and those who participate in this reprehensible practice will suffer terrible spiritual consequences if they fail to repent. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Marjorie Haun
We believe that salvation is a process and that many leave this earth without having the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ and His Gospel; those who are not raised in a Christian nation, for example, or where Christianity is prohibited. All people born are the literal spirit sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and are, therefore, equally loved in His sight. Baptisms done by proxy by living individuals for those who are dead give those in the spirit world the opportunity to fully accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, His Gospel and the rights and responsibilities that come with the baptismal covenant. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Marjorie Haun
Some people believe this because they have been taught the lie at some point. In reality the Mormon Church meets none of the criteria of a cult. It is unfortunate that the media have contributed to ignorance by portraying bizarre, fringe groups, such as polygamists, as being Mormons. They are not. They are simply bizarre, fringe movements. Take your friends to any Mormon activity and then ask them if they still think the church is a cult. Ask them if they really think you are a "brainwashed" zombie, cult follower, and wait for their reply. Show more Show less