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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?

'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