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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm from Arizona. I'm a masters student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in 2006. I finished my bachelors degree in psychology, and am currently working on a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon is part of my family heritage. Most lines on my family tree consist of many LDS people. I have chosen to follow the legacy because living the teachings of the gospel allows me to be a better person. I believe that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and the sins of all God's children. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of the Lord, and he was essential to the restoration of the gospel in the latter days. I know that the Book of Mormon holds a true account of the people of the Americas in ancient times and how they came to find the gospel. I also know the Book of Mormon is a testimony of Jesus Christ and can help me understand gospel principles.

How I live my faith

I currently serve by teaching the 3-4 year olds in Sunday school. I enjoy teaching these tiny spirits about Jesus Christ and the miracles of the gospel.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Having faith in Jesus Christ can help us live a better life in many different ways. Jesus Christ taught by example. He taught us to be kind, loving, patient, humble, charitable, and thankful. When we adopt these characteristics in our own lives, there is no doubt that we will have better relationships with our partners, family members, and other acquaintances. Living the teachings of Jesus Christ does not leave any room for us to be judgmental, rude, selfish, unkind, or impatient toward others. These negative characteristics can get in the way of happy and healthy relationships. By following Christ's example we can strengthen our relationships with ourselves and with others. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that the spirit lives on after the body has died on the earth. We also believe that all men should be given the chance to receive the blessings of baptism. Jesus Christ was baptized while he was on the earth, and we follow his example by being baptized while we are here as well. Performing baptisms for the dead gives those who have passed on a chance to accept the baptismal covenants from the spirit world they currently reside in. Performing the baptisms does not mean that the spirit that has passed will be required to accept those covenants, but we hope to at least give them a chance to do so. Show more Show less