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Hi I'm Bekah

I'm a new wife, future mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 older brothers and the best parents in the world. After graduating high school, I went off to college to study Math Education, and I will be graduating next year. I met my husband last year and we've been happily married for time and all eternity in the temple. I love running and playing the piano and being with my husband. I ran cross country and track in high school and was also in choir and musicals. I love spending time with my family and I'm grateful that I get to be with them forever. 

Why I am a Mormon

 A lot of people think that I'm still a Mormon because it is how I was raised. Even though I was born into the church, I had my own conversion story. I can't remember one specific time where I felt like the church was true--my conversion came one step at a time. There were little events in my life where I've leaned on the Lord and he has carried me through everything. All of these events combined together have told me that the miracles in my life are not merely coincidence. I know that as long as we are faithful, the Lord will never let us down. I have had to learn that the Lord will bless me on His time, and that His time is always best.

How I live my faith

There is a principle in the scriptures that talks about big things being brought to pass by small and simple things. I know this is true. I read my scriptures everyday and gain peace, comfort, joy, and knowledge by doing so. Reading my scriptures daily has helped me in any situation or predicament I find myself in. If I ever have a question about what to do or just need to feel peace in my life, I can always really on the scriptures and the words of the living prophets to guide me. My husband and I also read our scriptures together and this has helped us grow closer to each other. I’ve learned that as him and I both grow closer to the Lord, we then grow closer to each other. We also have Family Home Evening every Monday night. Even though we do not have kids yet, Family Home Evening is a great way for us to study gospel principles together, talk about the events of the upcoming week, go over our finances together, and it guaranteed that amidst all the craziness of life we have at least one night to spend together! I’m grateful we are developing these habits now, because it will be even easier to continue when we have kids. We also attend church meetings every week where we get the opportunity to renew our baptismal covenants. My husband and I are also serving in our ward a community of local LDS members who worship together every week as home teachers and visiting teachers. Home teachers are men who visit families in the ward, and visiting teachers are sisters who visit other sisters. This organization of women in the wards is called The Relief Society. I love the concept of visiting teaching and have a testimony of its power and importance. The Lord’s work is about salvations—that means saving all of his children one by one. He does not save people in groups, but has an individual relationship with each of us. As a LDS woman, I know that visiting teaching is important because it focuses on the individual women in the church. President Gordon B. Hinckley a former prophet of our faith said that if we save a woman, we save a generation. Women in the church have the power to raise a righteous family and pass their influence down from generation to generation. As a visiting teacher, I can help sisters stay close to the gospel and close to one another. Everyone’s gifts and talents are needed to help the work of the Lord go forward. I am also serving in the relief society president where I get the opportunity to help with visiting teaching assignments, and also organize get-togethers for the sisters in our ward. Even though these things are all small things, added together they develop a lifestyle where great blessings and miracles occur.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Bekah
 We do not support it and refuse to watch any part of it. The media will only cater to those things which are most popular. If we refuse to watch dirty shows, see dirty movies, and look at dirty pictures, the media will be forced to change their selling point. I remember a couple of years ago when immodest clothing was so popular, but because so many women refused to continue buying it, suddenly modest companies started popping up everywhere. Businesses caught on to this, and suddenly long shirts with sleeves became popular. I feel that we could have the same affect on the pornography industry if we just refuse to look at it and support it. Another way to stop its influence is by getting involved in our communities and making sure our children spend their time doing good, wholesome activities. If kids and people for that matter do not have anything to do, they will resort to those things that can wrongfully give them temporal pleasure. Show more Show less