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Hi I'm Kara Lynne Futch

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, a wife, and a yoga instructor. I love my husband who is in the Air National Guard and my son who is a bundle of laughs and energy! I love my country and our history. My hobbies are reading World War II novels, biographies, autobiographies. Yoga is my passion and I am certified to teach ashtanga yoga. But the thing I love most of all is my little family, my hubby and my son are the best things about my life and I wouldn't know where I would be without them. They make everything better and brighter.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. Why? Because I know my Savior loves me. I know He watches me and takes care of my family and me. I know He is interested in my every day life and wants the best for me. I know He sends prophets and apostles to guide me and teach me His doctrine and commandments. I know these things to be true. I can not deny them. They are a part of me. I know Joseph Smith to be a Prophet of God. I know Jesus Christ was sent to this earth to die for my sins and break down the gates of Hell so that I might live with my God again. I know He watches out for me as well. I love my Savior and my God. They are more to me then anything else on this earth. I feel so entirely loved when I think of what I have and what has been given to me, just because...they love me. I am going to do what ever I can to be worthy of what I have and what they have blessed me with. So why am I a Mormon? Because I know. How do I know? Because I asked. I wanted to know and God gave me the answer. It was not all at once...it was in little things that I have seen. Like the flowers that grow between the cracks in the sidewalk. But in time... God gave me the answer to all of my questions.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I struggle with an aggressive personality which leads to easy anger and annoyance of all things. I live my faith by praying every morning that my Savior might help me open my mind to the good in the day. To love my son even on his fussy, grumpy days. To find joy in the same things in life. Like my husband's laugh at something I find incredibly stupid, or in the constant chores that pile up...and up...and up. I live my faith by realizing that the aggressive personality I have is a good thing as long as I use it correctly and find comfort in the gospel as it is a guide to me to find the correct way to use my aggressive, abrasive, sometimes rude personality. That I can pray and have help to know which is the correct time to be aggressive and which is the time to be kind and loving. I know my Savoir helps me with this, as I have gotten so much better at it and know that I can be soft when I need to. Even thou I am always striving to be kinder and gentler I find that it is a part of me to be aggressive. It is through the Lord that I know how to do it right and be the best me possible.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Kara Lynne Futch
As a woman I struggled with this in our church. I didn't understand it and a part of me didn't want to. But it is a part of our church history and we did practice it a one point and this is the answer I received. (remember these are MY thoughts on my own studies of plural marriage.) In the time that Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Heber C. Kimball, there were a lot of persecutions and a lot of men died from mobs, going across the plains, and other things that went on during that time. There were not enough righteous priesthood holders for all the women that were righteous. Also the Lord's commandment is STILL multiply and replenish the earth (meaning children). As women we have this AMAZING gift to create and hold children within us and then to teach them the gospel. I believe that polygamy was practiced to grow God's church back then so that we can this multitude of members now across all nations. And I believe we stopped mostly because we are a church that follow's the laws of lands (as long as they follow closely to God's commandments) and it is illegal to practice plural marriage, but I also believe that the world became softer enough to listen to the word of God again and to be able to believe in revelation again. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kara Lynne Futch
Yes. Most of my husband's favorite scriptures and stories are from the Bible. Show more Show less