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Hi I'm Marnie

I'm a seamstress. I'm a counselor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved from Utah to the windy city for graduate school and found myself a handsome husband in the process. My passions include: sewing, thrift store shopping, yoga, and pretending to be a chef. I just completed graduate school and love learning and talking about relationships of all sorts: why they do or don't work, the key to successful relationships and how to fix the ones that don't work so well. I am also on row 5 of my first real knitting project :)

Why I am a Mormon

Although we may not remember, each one of us has a relationship with God that started well before our time on earth. When I read about the life of Christ and study his teachings; when I listen to the counsel of prophets and try to put into action the things that I've learned, I feel close to God and feel a sense of familiarity and peace. Being a Mormon means that I know that God is not just my creator, but that He is my Father, and that His whole design is to help me achieve true happiness. It helps me keep perspective when things get tough. My faith is such a large part of my identity. It is what keeps me grounded and balanced. When I am feeling off and I re-evaluate my life, it never fails that I find have been lacking in my spiritual upkeep.

How I live my faith

I try to stay closely connected with God through prayer, seek for His guidance in the scriptures, and look for opportunities throughout the day to do His work through serving those around me. I have been focusing lately on the little acts of service that became overlooked in my fast-paced life, like pausing for a few extra seconds to hold the door open for someone, picking something up that a stranger dropped, or trying to make sure that those around me know how much I appreciate them.