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Hi I'm Tiffany Cox

I grew up in New Braunfels, I converted to the church 6 years ago, I'm a stay at home mom of 2, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom of 2 kids, one boy and one girl. I volunteer at my kids school, love to do crafts, my favorite color is yellow, and I try to be the best person and example I can be everyday for my family, friends, and kids. I joined the Mormon church 6 years ago after learning about the church from then future husband. I was baptized the day after Christmas and named my son after the missionary who baptized me.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about the church through my husband while we were dating. I started taking the Missionary lessons. I learned so much from those lesson, and felt a feeling of peace and calmness as I listened to them. I loved that after this life we are still together, still a family, death isn't to do us apart. My family is forever, I can live with my Heavenly Father again, and I can be an example and show my kids everyday what family is and how we should live. The gospel has brought such joy, peace, love, and happiness too my life and to my families life, without it I would be lost.

How I live my faith

I attend church, hold a calling, do my visiting teaching, and sing as many primary songs with my kids as I can. I sub for primary in the sunbeam class (ages 4) and love watching the innocents of the kids, they strengthen and remind me of my testimony every time. They just let there's flow out of them, and do it so proudly. It humbles me, and helps me to remember to be more like a child of God daily. I always have a CD of primary songs in my car, and when I'm feeling down, having a bad day, in a fight with a family member, I'll play it and the simpleness of those words help me calm down, remember my Heavenly Father, and turn my whole day around, and then I have good thoughts running through my head.

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

Tiffany Cox
Official Church Answer Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And it will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2). Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”) Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Tiffany Cox
Official Church Answer The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Tiffany Cox
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was organized in 1830. As of 2010 the Church had a worldwide membership of approximately 14 million people. The Church headquarters are in Salt Lake City Utah. Mormons believe the Bible and Jesus’ teachings in revelations to modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Mormons believe that their church is the same as the original church Jesus established when He was on the earth (see Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14). The name ‘Mormon’ is a nickname because of the Church’s belief in the Book of Mormon (ancient scripture revealed to and recorded by prophets in the Americas during the same time the Bible was being written in the Old World.) Show more Show less