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Hi I'm Charise. I'm a Mormon.

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ!

About Me

I'm the mother of five beautiful children and three grandchildren. I have a Bachelor degree in Family Studies. I'm fascinated by the workings of the human mind and the dynamics of family relationships.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised LDS but had my own questions about the gospel when I was 22 and wanted to know things for myself, and not follow on the heels of someone else's testimony. The story of the coming about of the Book of Mormon always intrigued me, but frankly wondered about its sacredness and authenticity, even though I'd never had any negative feelings about it. I was raising a family and wanted to be sure I was doing right by my children. I read the Book of Mormon in its entirety the first time at age 23. I had a very difficult time understanding some of the verbiage, but I prayed each time I began reading. When I finished, I prayed about its authenticity and truthfulness, and received my own powerful testimony at that time. I cannot deny the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon without fear of offending a God who loved me enough to provide me with a definitive answer to my prayer.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is something I take very seriously. I'm a firm believer that the most effective methods in teaching families long-lasting values is through consistency and obedience to gospel principles. The atmosphere in our homes should be significantly different than that of the world; free from distractions, and surrounded by uplifting messages, symbols of personal beliefs, and media choices that are in line with our Heavenly Fathers standards. As parents, I believe it's vital to be hyper-diligent in living principles that may at times seem insignificant; giving our families examples of strength acquired only through obedience. I believe this is key in teaching children that abstinence from serious transgressions cannot be mastered without learning how to master the most basic principles first. I hope to set an unwavering example of righteousness for my children and grandchildren through obedience to the gospel, and by following the Savior's teachings.