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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm a university grad, and enjoy reading and jogging. I'm married and speak Spanish as a second language. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I enjoy writing fiction novels and am in the process of getting published. I love running and will one day complete a marathon. I speak Spanish as a second language. I am married to the man of my dreams and enjoy spending time with him.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is a Church of answers. I always need to know the Why behind things, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the answers. Why I am here. What my purpose in life is. Who I am. I love learning and I love truth and this Church embraces both. I love knowing that God lives. That He has a purpose for me. Basically, I am a Mormon because Mormonism gives meaning to life and helps me so I don't fear the future, no matter what it brings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a better person than I was yesterday. Life isn't easy. There is so much going on, but happiness comes from following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I live my faith by serving others. I volunteer, I donate my time and resources to the less-fortunate, I babysit for my family members when they need a hand. I live my faith by trying to do what Jesus would do if He were here.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

The Book of Mormon teaches us that there is "opposition in all things". I minored in History at university, and one thing I learned is that throughout time the world has been in a constant battle between good and evil, even though we can't always readily see it. There will always be opposition to good things. Even when Jesus Christ Himself was on the earth, the majority of people did not believe Him. They crucified Him. They tormented and killed His apostles and followers. The Mormon Church is the Church of Jesus Christ, restored to earth in our day. This opposition is ongoing. People who do not investigate the Church with an open mind may jump to conclusions that anything unknown has to be a cult. This is absolutely not the case with regards to the Mormon Church. I invite you to read the Book of Mormon for yourself. Pray. Ask God if it is true. He will always answer your prayers if you ask Him with real intent. You can find out for yourself, without having to rely on the sometimes malicious words of others. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Everything around me tells me there is a God. I love hiking and spending time in nature, and every time I do, I look at the world around me and just know that there had to be a Great Creator. Our bodies, the detail in every flower and plant... it can't just be an accident. Every time I see a sunrise, I know God is there. When I look at a newborn baby, I know it is not just a random occurance. There are also so many written records testifying that there is a God. We have the Bible, the Book of Mormon and words of a living prophet on earth today, Thomas Monson, who all know there is a God. And I believe them. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Sometimes we do not understand the reasons behind God's commandments, but we are still expected to follow them. Much like ancient prophets in the Bible (Abraham, Jacob and others), in the early days of the Church the prophet Joseph Smith and a small number of other righteous men were commanded to take more than one wife. This was a great trial of their faith for these men and their families, but they knew that whatever God commands is right. The practice of plural marriage was ended in 1890 through another revelation from God and since then those who continue to practice plural marriage are not affiliated at all with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less