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Hi I'm Kristine

I'm a wife and mother and I love to learn and do new things and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of two great children, a boy and a girl. I have a wonderful husband who treats me with respect and love. I love to draw, read (my favorite book is "The Princess Bride"), photography, playing the viola and piano and I love to spend time with my kids and husband. I'm learning how to rock climb and I love soccer. I've been working hard at running. I would like to run a marathon for a good cause soon plus it helps me with my SADD (seasonal depression). We have a family dog who loves to chase butterflies and bubbles with our son. I grew up in Wyoming and it was fun. My parents had some land that was open with a perfect sledding hill. My siblings and I would go outside for hours and play. We would make up games and ideas. I still do this and I have wanted to see so much more of the world and meet new people. I was given that chance when I served as a missionary in Russia. I did my best to learn the language and meet new people. I can see what precious treasures each and everyone of us are to our Heavenly Father and I know He loves each of us.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home and so at the age of eight I was able to make the decision to be baptized and become a member, a Mormon. At eight, I knew that I would become clean of my sins and that I would receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. As I grew up, I tried to always live in a way to keep the Holy Ghost with me. My friends weren't members but they were great enough to not put me in situations that I would find uncomfortable. If anything, I tried to be a good example for my friends. I wanted them to see how happy I was with my life because of the choices I made while I was young. When I was about fourteen I decided I should read The Book of Mormon. I'm a fast reader so it didn't take me too long but I was able to learn many things that have improved my life, even today. After I had finished reading The Book of Mormon, I decided to kneel down in prayer and ask God if it was true, if the Church was true and I decided to ask out loud. A warmth filled my heart and filled me with peace and knowledge and most importantly love. This was my answer that The Book of Mormon is true. To this day I still hold to that experience. I know The Book of Mormon is true. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know that Christ lives and suffered incredibly for me. I know that God lives and loves me. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and I know today we have a prophet, Thomas S. Monson who loves everyone and guides the Church today.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I go to Church with my husband and baby. We have Sacrament meeting where we renew our baptismal covenants and we listen to members of our congregation speak to us about certain aspects of the Gospel. We go to classes where we study and learn more about Jesus Christ and his Gospel. There is Relief Society, a woman's organization that I go to. There, women help and strengthen each other in the Church. Not just Sundays do I live what I believe. I try to do it everyday with service, daily scripture study and prayer. I help implement these good habits in my children by having family prayers and scripture study as well. I try to remember to rely on the Lord with everything I need. I try to apply teachings I've learned from modern day Apostle and Prophets to help improve my family and my personal life.

What is faith?

Kristine
Faith is believing in something that is true but you can't see. For example, you know the sun exists. You know it will rise every morning, clouds or no, but we can't see the sun. It'll hurt our eyes it is too bright, but we know that the sun is still there. How? We see how it makes everything bright. We see how it makes flowers grow. It is the same with faith. I have faith that God lives and loves me but I don't see God. I don't hear Him directly. But I know that He is because He answers my prayers. He sends the Holy Ghost with messages from Him. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Kristine
There isn't a lot of differences between me and everyone else in the world. I have problems and challenges that I do my best to get through. I worry about money and food and even silly things like hang nails or not getting enough sleep. There are differences and they are that I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Doing so, I have made productive choices in my life that have made me happy. I don't worry about a lot of things that others may worry about. I have received and use knowledge as a Mormon. It has truly made me happy. I feel I have better relationships with my spouse, children, family and friends. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel in hard situations. I'm not weighed down with worries or cares that can easily be avoided. Yes, I have car problems and worry about my son when he bonks his head, but I know everything is going to be alright, no matter what happens. Show more Show less

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

Kristine
Men and women have different roles. Its because men and women are different from each other. In some ways we are the same, but I found its important to be different. As a woman, and as a wife and mother, I can compliment and complete my husband in the things he can't do or isn't great at. I figure its like we are all going in different directions and not very straight, but when a man and a woman, as husband and wife, work together they sort of bump into each other and help push each other straight and upwards, in the direction we need to go. Our strengths help the other with their weaknesses and their strength helps us with our weaknesses and shortcomings. Show more Show less