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Hi I'm Tristyn

Singer-Songwriter, a newly wed, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Tristyn Elizabeth Tanner, a singer-songwriter working on an EP album for this fall. I am a newly married, college-age lady learning so many things about life and growing up. I work everyday on being a classy lady like my grandmother. My husband is pre-med and we're still trying to figure out when is a good time to add kids into the mix. Family is very important to me, tied with music. I am continually learning more about life and how to be better at it.

Why I am a Mormon

The Tanner family is woven deep into the roots of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Slices of family branches have broken off in the years but the closest connection to me has stayed strong. I was raised in the church and have even lived in Utah for most of my childhood. I have moved many times and most of my life has been spend in places with very little members. I have been asked hard questions by others and have had to answer them for myself before addressing others. I have added to my testimony piece by piece over the years through small (or large) experiences that reinstated the gospel principles taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Importantly I feel happy, I am at peace, I am a better person and I make better decisions. I have seen, through the experiences of others, what a life without these principles can be and it's not desirable. There are so many reasons but the main one is because I know it is true for myself.

How I live my faith

I recently moved, but my previous calling was teaching four-year-old children. I was privileged to discuss basic teachings of a spiritual education, similar to the ways pre-K teaches the basics for secular educations. Showing my appreciation for their words, patiently guiding them to better behavior in class, slowly explaining simple messages such as "how the holy ghost can help you," "what are covenants?" and "remembering Jesus Christ." These children remind me of how I should be and how important a good example is to, not only children, but anyone I may meet. Teaching these children takes very little time but the time I take on making a unique game or activity relating to the lesson, a new way to present the message, or just an exciting environment where they can learn and feel the Saviors love I can hope for a stronger foundation in the basic teachings.