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Hi I'm Erin

I just graduated college along with my husband, which was no small feat with an 18 month old daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and have been married for almost 3 years and we have a fun and adorable little girl. I just graduated college with my bachelor's degree. It is such a huge relief to be done, especially because our daughter was born when I still had 3 more semesters left to finish. Juggling school and family life was especially difficult, but I persevered! Education is very important to me. I know that by getting as much education as possible, I will be a better wife, mother, and person. Now that I'm done with school, I stay home with my little girl. I love being home with her and being able to spend time with her watching her grow and learn new things every day. Besides being a mom, I also enjoy reading, blogging, scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and taking naps when my daughter is asleep. (Being a mom is wonderful, but it definitely makes you sleep deprived!)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of this church. My parents and all of my grandparents have also been members their entire lives. But that isn't the only reason I am a Mormon. When I was about 12 years old, I decided I wanted to find out for myself whether this church was true. I read The Book of Mormon and decided to follow the counsel found in Moroni 10:3-5. I prayed and asked if it was true. When I first prayed about it, I didn't get an obvious answer. My grandparents found out that I was feeling a little frustrated because I didn't think my prayers were being answered. They each wrote me letters of encouragement that also explained that answers to prayers do not always come like bolts of lightning. They can be as simple as a feeling. I prayed again. This time I felt an overwhelming sense of peace. I knew that Heavenly Father had answered my prayer and let me know that The Book of Mormon was true. By knowing that The Book of Mormon is true, I also know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore His true church. I know that Heavenly Father communicates to us today through modern day prophets. I am grateful that I am a member of this church, especially because I have had the opportunity to be married in the temple, which means that my family is sealed to together forever. I love my family so very much and am so happy that I will be able to live with them for eternity. I am also grateful for the knowledge I have of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that they love me and care about me, just as they do for everyone. I also know that through Jesus Christ's atonement, we are able to repent of our sins and receive peace and comfort during the difficult times in our lives.

How I live my faith

My family currently attends a ward with many young married couples and young families. When we first started attending this ward right after getting married, I was the pianist for the children's class. I loved spending an hour every week with their sweet little spirits listening to them sing songs and hearing their testimonies of Jesus. The responsibility I have right now is to visit with some of the women in the ward every month- this is called "visiting teaching." Visiting teaching is important because it allows women to befriend each other and help one another in any way that they need- spiritually, emotionally, and temporally.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Erin
In the temples that are being built all over the world, couples can be married and sealed for eternity through priesthood power. (Priesthood is the power of God.) Being sealed means that their marriage doesn't end with this life- it continues into the next. Not only are the husband and wife sealed together, but so are their children. Show more Show less