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Hi I'm Maren

I live for books and the outdoors. I'm a student, an artist, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate of Brigham Young University. I'm the oldest of five kids and come from a very close-knit family. I love to read, take road-trips, and eat my grandmother's lemon pies. I hate nuts, wearing shoes, and making phone calls.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active Mormon family and had to learn and choose for myself. I love the people in my ward and always felt strongly the testimonies and heritage of my family. I learned by their examples what it meant to be a Mormon and grew into my own convictions so naturally that it almost escaped my notice. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. It gives me something to work toward. It encourages me to do the things I love. I am a Mormon because it helps me recognize that I am loved.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in my religion on a daily basis, not just on Sundays. I read the scriptures daily and pray morning and night both alone and with my family. I attend religious classes weekly, and take a turn teaching a class geared toward women during church meetings on Sundays. And that is just the beginning!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Maren
'Testimony' refers to the personal convictions and feelings about one's religious beliefs. It is spiritual in nature, and though sometimes shared with others, it is largely a private matter. The basic foundation of most Mormons' testimonies is the knowledge that Christ died for us and lives again; that we have a loving Heavenly Father; and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Members of the LDS church have their testimonies strengthened throughout their lives by their experiences and studying, and not only on the subjects mentioned. I have a testimony of those things in addtion to baptism, priesthood power, prayer, fasting, and many other topics and principles of the Mormon church. Show more Show less