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Hi I'm Kylee

I am a wife and a full time account manager at an advertising agency. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I identify first as a daughter of God, and then as a wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, etc. My family means everything to me, and I am most happy when I am with as many of them as possible. I work in advertising and enjoy my job quite a bit. I get to interact with clients, write, edit, strategize, and brainstorm campaigns. It's a fast-paced, exciting environment. I attended BYU where I earned a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in editing. I focused on English mostly because I believe in the power that history and stories have to shape and influence human interaction and behavior. Some of my hobbies include throwing parties, hip hop dancing (specifically U-Jam), softball, reading, traveling, and spending time with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost that this is the Lord's church and where I need to be. I came to that confirmation by much study and prayer, specifically of the Book of Mormon, but also of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Doctrine and Covenants. I prayed specifically to know if this was the true church, and I felt an overwhelming peace and confirmation wash over me. I know that families can be together forever and no other church I have encountered has provided the doctrine and the way to accomplish this. In my heart, I know that family is what matters most, and that is what the LDS church teaches. I also know there is a specific plan for each of us that leads to our ultimate happiness. I have relied on the Lord to show me the plan for my life, and as I've followed it, I have found more and more joy. In times when I have strayed from that path, I have found darkness and sadness. I am also a Mormon because every week in church I feel challenged to do better. The Lord knows the way for us to reach our full potential and He prompts me with ways to improve. Ultimately, I have felt God's profound love for me as an individual and know that He wants me to become more than I can imagine. I firmly believe that the way to that person is through the Savior and His church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church and visiting women in my ward as a visiting teacher. I attend service projects and try to do at least one act of service for someone per day. In my last ward, I was able to organize activities for the women's group called Relief Society. I put together some activities that women could attend to strengthen friendships, learn about Christ, and have fun. Sometimes I substitute teach for the children's classes at church. I also read scriptures every day with my husband and say prayers morning and night. Once a week we have a Family Home Evening where we study a church material together and discuss it.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The Mormon lifestyle is typically very family oriented since we believe that we are on this earth to have joy. We pray and read scriptures daily, we thank the Lord in gratitude for our blessings, we help each other, we refrain from participating in drugs, smoking, or sex outside the bounds of marriage, we keep things in our lives that encourage the spirit to be with us, we attend the temple to worship. Happiness comes from understanding the Lord's specific plan for us as individuals, so a lot of our worship is trying to figure out that plan. What does the Lord want me to do in this situation? What is the next step in my life? How can I be a better wife/mother/friend to people around me? It's all about improving ourselves. Show more Show less