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Hi I'm Kelly Behling

I'm a stay at home mom, cosmetologist, wife, who grew up in Utah but moved to Texas, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Like Joseph Smith, I too had a desire at an early age to know which church was true. At the age of 12, I was baptized and confirmed a member of this amazing church. I knew very quickly how true this church is. I have an amazing older sister that converted 4 years prior to me and I desired to have the spirit in her heart. She was truly happy. I will never be able to express to her how much her courage and strength effected me and helped me to find the true Gospel. I married my best friend of 18 years in May of 2004 in the Manti LDS Temple. We have two beautiful children and another one on the way. I'm a stay at home mom but have my cosmetology degree and have a salon in my home. I am so grateful to have this as my creative outlet and for a husband willing to take our kids so I can work a few hours a week! We moved from central Utah and now live in the heart of Texas where we love sharing our testimonies and the gospel to our friends. I love this church. It is true. I know it with all my heart. I know my Savior personally. I know my Heavenly Father personally. I will try everyday to serve them and be a better person. I'm not perfect, I am human. But with my Savior and Heavenly Father I can accomplish and overcome anything. I hope to be a good example to my children and husband. To show them every day how much I love them. I am so grateful for this church. I'm a wife, a mother, I'm truly happy, and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12 years old I had the desire to know which church to join. I felt lost and needed guidance. I have amazing parents that supported my spiritual journey. One day, God sent the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to my house and only a few weeks later, I was baptized and confirmed a member. I will never ever forget the spirit and burning in my heart that I felt as I learned about the church. My baptism is as clear as if it were yesterday. The peace, comfort, and love in my heart that day was immeasurable. The church not only teaches the truth but it teaches so many other important principals. Family, kindness, service, love, compassion, and truth. Although I have had trials and my faith has slipped during my college years it didn't take long for me to see the unhappiness of following the world and not this Gospel. After a brief inactivation I came back stronger than ever. I was married to my best friend who was a returned missionary and understood my trials and questions. My testimony was firmly confirmed several times and it still is today. I know that this is the true church. I know, with all my heart, that my husband and children are sealed together for eternity. I know that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father and Savior again. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I know, EXACTLY how he felt. I can attest that the feelings of complete assurance and guidance can be given at an early age. I know that President Monson is our living prophet today and I love him so much. I know I will be an active member of the church for the rest of my life. It is so true. It is amazing. I am so blessed to have it. I can't imagine my life without it.

How I live my faith

We are active members in our ward which is an hour away. I teach the small children in the church each Sunday. It is the BEST opportunity for me to learn and grow. In fact, they teach me each week. Their spirits and sweet testimonies inspire me. I am so grateful to have this calling to be able to help in a small way build their testimonies and learn of their Savior. They keep life exciting, simple, and always on my toes. They are so sweet and connected to their Savior and Heavenly Father. It's amazing to me to hear of how they try to serve in their lives. I have no doubt that they were saved for these latter days to continue to spread the light and truth. I love them... every single one of them. I am so lucky.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Kelly Behling
This is probably one of the most amazing blessing that our Father in Heaven has promised us. I rank it right up there with the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Not only are we promised that we can live with our Father in Heaven again, but we are promised that when we are sealed together in the temple that our family unit is eternal. Our marriage and family is not just for this lifetime, or as commonly stated "till death do you part..." but it is ETERNAL. We are promised that if we live the commandments and try a little harder everyday to be a little better that we can live with our families forever. This blessing is so precious to me. I know my marriage and family is one of the strongest units on earth because of this blessing. Life is hard... it's not easy just because I am a Mormon... marriage takes patience, love, kindness, and unselfishness and when I feel discouraged when we are having a hard patch in life... I know we are going to make it through because our marriage is Eternal. It's a bond between a husband and wife that can't be compared. Life is so short on this earth and I would be devastated if this were the only time I got to spend with my husband and kids. I am SO GRATEFUL that if I live up to the promises I've made... I can be with them forever. It will never end. I know this is true with all my heart and I know that anyone who desires to receive this blessing can achieve it. Show more Show less