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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a stay at home mom with two beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an aspiring career parent. Currently I am starting to home school my three year old son. My daughter is one and a half and loves to follow her brother everywhere. My husband (my wonderful, faithful, worthy husband) has just started a new career in air craft repair and is loving it.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't choose to be born into the Church, but I certainly chose to remain. Like so many others, I was baptized at eight and attended regularly. I loved the gospel and found inspiration and happiness in it. When I was eleven my entire world shattered and brought everything I believed in and loved into question when my parents divorced. Families are supposed to be Eternal, so why wasn't mine? This is supposed to be the one true church? I wondered over and over about whether the church was true. What I didn't know was that at that terrible time when my family was caught up in a bitter internal war, that was also the time that my walk with the Savior began. I stayed with the church, even though it hurt and I felt so alone, but in my heart I felt that I was doing what was right. I did not know that Savior was watching over me and sustaining me. All I knew was that I needed to stay. When I was fourteen I read the Book of Mormon, prayed and knew it was true, but my questions about my family remained. Finally, when I was sixteen I began to learn more about agency and about the covenants between God and man. With rare and sudden inspiration, I learned that God will not force a man and wife to stay together who do not want to be together. There must be more to it than going to the temple and having the words said and the blessing pronounced. It felt like a great weight had been lifted from my heart. I was still hurting and my problems still felt bigger than I was, but I could begin to feel God's hand guiding me. Just after high school I had another moment of clarity. I knew all the time that my parent's divorce was not my fault, nor could I have prevented it; but one day I realized that I no longer needed to worry about it. It was then that I learned I was an adult and now equal to the burdens life had given me. The healing balm of the Savior took effect, and all my bitterness and anger fled like the night before the sun. I am where I belong.

How I live my faith

Most of my married life, I have taught very young children in Sunday school nursery, and today I have two beautiful young children, preschool and toddler age. The most important thing I can give them isn't an academic lesson about the church; it's to teach them how to feel the Holy Spirit and know that they are children of the Most High God. My calling today is to help organize quarterly meetings for women in our church. I want to see to it, if I can, that we perform meaningful service to help others or provide Relief to those in need.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Christine
It's a good question and a valid one, but I prefer to speak for myself. Why do I need a Savior? I need a Savior because as good as I am, I fall short. I'm a completely mortal human being. I get angry, I do not always do what God commands, I hurt other people and myself, my intentions are not always right. What's more, I am subject to death, illness and injury (both physical and spiritual). I need to be healed, I need to be redeemed, I need to live. If I imagine myself having never known the Savior, I would be dead inside, with no hope, no reason to go on, no higher judge to answer to than myself. Jesus Christ gives me life and hope and every reason to go on in spite of life's challenges. I owe the Savior all my happiness. He is my Master and I will serve him with all my heart. Show more Show less