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Hi I'm Joleta

I'm a writer. I love my husband. I know that families are forever... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm on the Sunshine Coast, where I learned from my parents the importance of work and family. Now that I've found my eternal companion, I'm eager to pass the precious values I've been taught on to children of my own. I've completed a Bachelor's degree in Writing, and hope to one day be a world renowned writer. I also love to cook, eat, read, sew, and I even occasionally try my hand at scrapbooking. Most of all, I love to live life like it's out of fashion.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. My parents are members, and their parents were before them, and I want to continue to build on that heratige. I'm sometimes jealous of people who were introduced to the gospel later in their life, because of the different level of understanding they have - I don't have the same comparison of before and after. But I do know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church restored to the earth today. I know it because I read the Book of Mormon, I pray about it often, and I receive a constant witness that it is another testiment of Christ.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect. Nobody is. But everyday I try my best to make my will align with God's will. It's not the easiest way to live. But I know that it is the most worth it. Because I continue trying, I've been blessed with a loving and devoted husband; I don't have to stress about how we will support ourselves and our future family, because I know Heavenly Father is watching out for us; I am surrounded by friends and family and fellow church members who I can rely on for help whenever I need it. My husband and I serve by helping stage activities for the 8-to-12-year-olds in our ward. I love to see their smiling faces every fortnight, and they teach me so much about what it means to be a life-long disciple of Jesus Christ.

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

Short answer: yes, and yes. Being sealed to my husband is the greatest blessing I have in my life. When we were dating, and especially once we were engaged, I was sometimes struck by such fear of loneliness. We almost acted like we were married already - we saw each other every day, had eyes for no one but each other, and only reluctantly parted when it was absolutely necessary - but without the sealing power, our love could only last in this life. Now I thank my Heavenly Father every day that, because of his plan of happiness, I am sealed to my companion for time and all eternity. And when we have children, they will be ours forever too. Death happens, and it's very sad to be left behind by a loved one. But because of the sealing power of Christ, I understand that we are only parted for a short time in comparison to eternity. And that's a blessing I wish everyone could enjoy as much as I do. Show more Show less