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Hi I'm Char

I'm a wife and mother of two boys. My time is spent enjoying my family, working with young children, and in music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised, in large part, by my extended family after losing my mother when I was very young. It was an interesting life, as a young adult and teenager, to spend most weekends and many days after school, at my grandparents or at home helping to care for great grands who lived with us. Looking back, I appreciate growing up under the influence of wise and loving grandparents, who always had my best interests at heart. At 18 I left home for twelve years, traveling, getting married, having children, earning undergrad degrees in Business Adminstration and Marketing, and completing my Master's in Education. Music and dance have always been large parts of my life, as I've performed, written, composed, recorded, played, participated in musical theater and taught music and dance. After missing home for long enough, and due to the failing health of my grandparents, we returned and have been here ever since. We love the beach and our family here, have recently added my father-in-law to our household, and look forward to my mother-in-law moving to the area soon, when she retires.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but as I have always had a mind of my own, I found at an early age that I believed in the teachings of my church. One thing I like most about my church is that we are taught to figure it out for ourselves. The Lord teaches, that "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). I applied this invitation at an early age, and continue to go to God in prayer, for answers and direction. We learn in the scriptures that "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7). I am a Mormon because when I ask, He speaks peace to my mind and my heart, that these things are true.

How I live my faith

What I hope is that those who know me, know what it means to be Mormon. I believe in personal responsibility, having and developing a personal relationship with Heavenly Father, and in applying the Atonement of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to my life. These beliefs serve as my moral compass, as I make my daily choices about what's best for myself and my family. I experience my best life when I foster these beliefs through daily scripture study and prayer. The teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are founded upon principles of goodness, mercy, love, and charity. They are the very teachings of Jesus Christ and of His prophets throughout time, found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and in the lives of all faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

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

Char
Yes and yes. The Lord ordains marriages and families. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). 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. There is not much we leave with, when we leave this world, beyond what we know through what we have lived and experienced in this life. Why would a loving and merciful God erase for all of the eternities, knowledge and experience and love that comes from our relationships with our families here? He would not. Show more Show less