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Hi I'm Kelley

I live in the United States. I am family-oriented, love to learn, and I am not perfect, I just do the best I can. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old, and I am a sophomore in college, and I am really into learning new things. I am majoring in Art History, and though I don't know what I'm doing with it yet, I hope I can make a difference in at least a few lives. I enjoy psychology, as well, because I love to learn about God's miracles, and I think the human mind is the biggest of them all. I come from a big family, with three sisters and five brothers, so I'm very family-oriented. I love art and music, I paint a little, and draw a little. I love to sing, and I'm a huge bookworm. Some of my favorites are Jane Austen's books, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Work and the Glory series, as well as so much more! I'm continually learning more about my strengths and weaknesses, and growing closer to God every day because of that. I am not perfect, and I don't claim to be anything amazing, I only try the best that I can with what I've been given, and I am grateful for every gift.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and my parents have taught me the gospel well. When I was about 14 or 15, I began to form a testimony of my own. I continued to learn more about the gospel in my youth, and today, my testimony is solid as a rock and continually growing stronger every day. I have had times where I questioned the things I've been taught, when I struggled with certain points of doctrine. I went inactive for about six months when I was 18, before I was blessed with a softened heart and an open mind, and I returned to full activity. After everything, the way I see it, the church is good and true and pure. The doctrine just fits who I am so well, and I know that Christ died for every individual person, he died for me. I've learned all about the history of the church and Joseph Smith through my own studies and I believe that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that he translated the Book of Mormon. I've read through the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true, and that the bible is true. The gospel is just so near to my heart, it makes up so much of who I am, and it has helped me so much. It brings me so much joy, and I love who I have become with it in my life. I don't know where I would be in life without the gospel to guide and protect me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day, in little things and big things, to the best of my abilities. I am active in the church and I love the lessons taught. I am always trying to think of others and not judge them, because I am not living their life and I don't know what they're going through. I try my best to be kind and I love to serve others, though I definitely slip up sometimes. Everybody does. I watch what I say and try not to say anything hurtful or negative. I read my scriptures often, and I do uplifting things that are wholesome and good. It can be really hard to live the standards in the world as it is today, with temptations everywhere, but I know and trust in my Father in Heaven, so even though I might not understand or agree with every standard, I trust that God knows better than me, so I strive to do what He asks of us. I slip up, I make mistakes, and sometimes I just choose wrong over right, because I'm human. But I try to be an example to myself and to others, to be the kind of person that Christ knows that I can be, and who He wants me to be.

What is the Law of Chastity?

The law of chastity is the commandment to stay chaste and pure before marriage. What that means is we are not to have sexual relations before we are married, because as church officials have said, "The power to create children is very sacred." Keeping this law brings safety and happiness, as well as self-respect for yourself and others. Show more Show less