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Hi I'm Caitlin.

I'm an opera singer, a teacher, a writer, a wife, and a mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree from Brigham Young University in Vocal Performance. Singing is such a sublime form of worship! My husband and I have a son, Eddie who is 8 months old. We love to play volleyball, rock climb, camp, hike, and be with each other A LOT!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I have been converted to it's teachings many times over. I have found so much personal direction at many crossroads in my life from my Heavenly Father, and I love the perspective, guidance, happiness, and love I have felt which I know are direct results of living the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. I try to live like he would have me live...by loving Him, and loving my neighbors. There are ample opportunities in my school and work environments to show that love by kindness, understanding, and a charitable attitude toward those different than me. As corny as it sounds, I try to remember that how I treat people; whether I judge them, act uncharitably toward them, or somehow don't give them enough credit is how I will be treated on judgement day. This greatly humbles me and helps me to remember who I am, and how to treat others they way they deserve.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Caitlin.
The principle of paying tithing was used in Biblical times as well as our own. Paying tithing furthers the work of the Lord on the earth, such as helping in relief efforts, building churches and temples, furthering family history and missionary work. It has become such a blessing in my life to pay my tithing. I never miss that extra 10% of my income because the Lord blesses my family in other temporal and even monetary ways for our sacrifice. I have paid my tithing many times when I didn't know yet from where the money for certain other bills would come from, and never once has the Lord let me down- each time, the money has come from somewhere unexpected, and helped us through the month. I have such a testimony of this principle after having seen it bless me and my family countless times. To read the Church's official standpoint, visit http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?index=20&locale=0&sourceId=e141f73c28d98010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=bbd508f54922d010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Caitlin.
We believe that eternal life exists after death, and that the spirit and body will be joined together again after the Resurrection because of Christ's atoning sacrifice. We will all be judged according to our works and faith while on the earth, and rewarded accordingly. We also believe that those who did not have the exposure to Christ's teachings while on the earth will not be accountable for their ignorance, and will have the opportunity in the hereafter to learn of Him and decide whether or not to follow Him before they are judged. To see the Church's official standpoint, you can visit http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=c49e0bbce1d98010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=bbd508f54922d010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD and click on "Additional Information". Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Caitlin.
The Mormon lifestyle is more than just a Sunday religion. Principles of our faith apply to everyday life, such as what to wear, eat, drink, say, etc. For example, we dress modestly, refrain from drinking coffee or tea, and try to have clean language throughout our day. We live much like families everywhere. We believe the family is the central to our purpose on earth, and as such we try to dedicate our time and resources to keeping our families physically and spiritually safe. This includes providing them with food and shelter, and guiding the younger generation on how to make good decisions. Show more Show less