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Hi I'm Whit

I'm a Master's student writing novels. I act in a sketch comedy group. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm just a college student studying writing. I love writing novels and sketch comedy and pretty much anything else. I quote movies multiple times a day and I love seeing an old man looking at Valentine cards, a herd of ducks climbing up onto campus, and minute-long thunderstorms, because those are the ways I thrill with the experiences of everyday life.

Why I am a Mormon

Everything about being a Mormon rings true to me. It's like hearing something familiar and it's associated with the best feelings I've ever had in my life. I know we came from a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to be happy. Everything we come up against in this life is to bring us *joy*. I also believe in the enabling power of the Atonement. God won't always change our circumstances (in fact, He rarely does) but He will strengthen us so that we can change our own circumstances. It is how we grow and reach the greatest potential for ourselves--which is to inevitably become like God. What a perfect plan! How fitting it is to think of a loving Heavenly Father who wants His children to grow up and be just as He is, perfect.

How I live my faith

I love to teach. It's what I'm doing to earn my way through school and eventually it's what I want to do when I graduate. I teach writing to college freshmen, but I also teach the principles of this gospel to other Mormons in church. This is an amazing experience to come closer to Heavenly Father by getting to interact with others and have awesome discussions about our purpose here on earth. As much as I love writing, I wish I could teach about God everyday.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Whit
Well there's no one answer that will cover every Mormon's lifestyle, but we do have principles that govern each of our lives. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. We also believe that this life is the time to have joy. True joy comes from communicating with our Heavenly Father, being charitable, and keeping our lives in line with Christ's doctrine. One common part of the Mormon lifestyle is the centrality of families. We believe that families will be sealed together throughout the eternities if they follow God's laws and keep His covenants to honor and always remember Him. Mormon families generally have a family home evening every Monday night, or another night of the week that is convenient. This is a time to come together and strengthen each other in the gospel of Christ. My family loves to watch movies and to play card games, so often, after learning together about a doctrine of the Church, we would play a game or watch a movie together. This helped us grow closer together. There isn't a single way that Mormons live their lives. We just try to be the best we can so that we can become more like our Heavenly Father, day by day. Show more Show less