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Hi I'm Lindsay

I'm a wife and mother. I'm a survivor of severe depression. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was inactive during high school and my first year of college. However, after I turned 19, I met my husband while he was serving a mission in my area. Because of his testimony of the gospel and the love that he showed me, I was reactivated. Soon after he returned home, we got into contact, and within a month we were planning our wedding. We have deeply enjoyed the company, support, and love that we share with each other. I have had to put my education and dream career on hold because of the financial and "life" problems we've had, but I wouldn't trade these times for anything. We have been married for eight years and are enjoying our time with our dog and new son. I love learning, reading, playing games, cooking, and seeing our house clean (but not the actual cleaning). I especially like to hang out with my husband, whether we are going on a walk, running errands, watching movies, or just talking. I have suffered from severe depression since we first got married. It is a constant battle that I am fighting, and my mood can drastically change in just a few moments. But because I know so assuredly, without a doubt, the truthfulness of the plan of happiness, and that my Savior knows me and loves me personally, I somehow seem to find peace and joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was brought up in the church, I mostly consider myself a Mormon because I choose to be. Having the Christ's teaching in my life and following his example has helped me be happy. It has been said in the scriptures that the only way to find yourself is to lose yourself in Christ. I know that to be true. Every time I help others in need, I am drawing closer to Him. Every time I read the scriptures and pray, I learn more about Him and have a deeper desire to be more like Him. Because of my depression, I struggle. Sometimes every day, sometimes once a week, but I always overcome it. I am overall a happy person, but I know that God has allowed this trial in my life to help me be the best that I can be. Every time I struggle, I learn a little bit more about myself, or about my relationship with Christ, or what it means to truly be happy. I try to see the good in everything, to help others as much as I can, and to strengthen my testimony every day. I know that if I didn't have Christ in my life, I wouldn't have anything. But I do have Him, and so I have everything. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I play the piano for our women's Sunday school class. I'm not very good at playing, but I do the best I can and practice every day. I get nervous about speaking in public, but not as much as playing the piano. Because of this, I try to use the opportunity of playing to express how I feel about the gospel and Jesus Christ.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Read the Book of Mormon. Sincerely pray about it. Ask God in the name of Jesus Christ if what you read is true. I promise that if you do this with real intent, you will receive an answer and know for yourself. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

When we die, our spirits are separated from our bodies. Depending on how righteously we lived our lives, we can either go to spirit paradise, or spirit prison. These would be the rest of the Christian world's view of heaven and hell. We are all then resurrected, or reunited with our bodies forever. We are then judged on whether or not we get to be exalted, or live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. There are three kingdoms, called degrees of glory, with God and Christ living in the highest degree, and we are sent to live in one for time and all eternity depending on how we have lived our lives. Another degree, called outer darkness, is reserved for those who lived very unrighteously. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Every woman is different, but as a whole, it would be safe to say that Mormon women are virtuous, loving daughters of God who center their lives around Christ and around their families. They are social and put a lot of trust in their friends. They continuously strive to improve their homes and families. Not all may enjoy cooking and cleaning, and there are certainly many out there that are not traditional house-wives, but they still keep the light of Christ within them. The young women are so incredibly strong and faithful. I can testify to you that they are no ordinary teenagers, but are truly striving to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. The future of this Church is certainly in good hands. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Little children (under the age of eight) should never be baptized because they do not comprehend the difference between right and wrong. If they make a mistake, they are innocent because they do not know any better. Baptism is also more that just washing away sins. In fact, without the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, one cannot truly be cleansed of their sins with baptism alone. Baptism is a covenant that we make with God. We promise to obey His commandments and to live up to His teachings. We promise to bear one another's burdens. We promise to continually expand our knowledge of the gospel and grow our testimonies. In doing so, God promises us that we may have membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sants, that we can gain eternal life, and that we can have the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Obedience and faith are inter-related. It take some faith to be obedient to the Lord's commandments, but once you have established a righteous lifestyle by obeying His teachings, your faith will increase. Show more Show less