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Hi I'm Emily Butler

I'm from Detroit. I love singing. I love my God. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a college student studying the performing arts in vocal performance. I love the stage and sharing the things I'm good at with as many people as I can. I play instruments and sing the ears off of my friends, family, and roommates. Upon meeting me, everyone thinks I'm shy and reserved. That impression is quickly corrected on further acquaintance! I love meeting new people and learning new things. Challenges are embraced because I love how accomplishments make me feel. Aside from music and performing, I'm an avid runner. It's a stress reliever and has always been an outlet for me. I'm not fast or exceptional by any means, but it's something that I've always liked to do. There are a lot of things that interest me. I can't keep my mind on just one thing at once. It can sometimes be a fault because I struggle with focusing on projects and big time-consuming endeavors. Goals move my life. Above all, I am a goal-setter. My goals are the fuel and spark of everything I do. I love my life and the challenges it presents. I'm so grateful for family and friends. I would be lost without them. I love to read and write, learning from other's experiences. And I love and cherish my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a member family. My parents are from Utah. I grew up going to church and having family scripture study, family home evening, and what every Mormon family does. But until I was seventeen years old I wasn't doing any of it for me. I went because it was expected of me. When I was a junior in high school, we moved away from the town I'd grown up in to one that was completely different. I'm from the city and we moved to a small town on the opposite side of the country. It used to be that being a Mormon was my identity, in a huge school with only two other mormons there with me. Then we got to Colorado. It's not Utah, but the ratio of members to non-members was drastically different. Being a Mormon was no longer my identity, and I had to discover who I was. had to decide if all the time and dedication was worth it. And so I read the Book of Mormon and was constantly praying, doing the things I was supposed to and putting my heart into it all. Anyone who has truly done this knows how impossible it is to deny that confirmation when it comes, and you know this church is true. I know it's true. It's all worth it. It's not always easy or "fun", but it's totally and completely worth all of it. I love it and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by sharing with my friends and co-workers. I'm currently home from school and immersed in an environment not associated with church a lot. Sunday is the day I get for church. During the week I feel blessed to have the opportunities to share the thing I love most in this world- my faith in Jesus Christ and his church. Nothing brings me and my family greater joy than being members of that church and even more so- in sharing it with those around us. I'll be serving a mission for the church in a short time. I'm very much looking forward to it because I'll be serving my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ in the best way I can. I'll be assisting them in bringing his children back into his fold where they can feel of his infinte love and forgiveness.

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

Emily Butler
Mormons believe that the family is essential to God's plan. Families are sacred and eternal to Heavenly Father. When Mormons get married, we believe that the relationship between husband and wife is for eternity. We don' part at death, but remain married after we die if we are righteous enough to receive this blessing. The reason divorce is not so common among Mormons is that we take the decision and the act of marriage very seriously and we understand that the bond is eternal and extends beyond the grave. When a loved one dies, it is a tragic event. But we have the knowledge and the comfort that we can and will see them again because of our eternal perspective on family relationships and bonds. When we create those bonds through marriage and families we are assured the blessing of being together forever. This is also the reason that we cherish our families and spouses so much. We expect to be with them forever. Show more Show less