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Hi I'm Carlie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sister, a daughter, a wife, and a mother to a darling two year old girl. I'm also expecting baby number two! I studied English/editing at Brigham Young University. I enjoy playing the piano, playing tennis, going on walks, cooking, baking, doing crafts, watching movies, blogging, and learning new things! I love Disneyland and can't wait to take my little girl there someday!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church. My parents were and are an example of faith in my life. I'm thankful for their encouragement and guidance in my youth, as I was able to slowly gain my own testimony of my Savior and of His Gospel. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one true church on the earth today. It has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The keys of the priesthood and all the ordinances of the ancient Church have been fully restored. We have a prophet that leads and guides the Church today, who is the mouthpiece of the Lord. He is Thomas S. Monson. I know that Jesus Christ lived and walked upon the earth, that He suffered for every one of us in Gethsemane--He took upon Himself the sins, the heartaches, the pain, the suffering, the burdens that we all face in this life, and He gave His life on the cross. He rose the third day, completing our Heavenly Father's plan. That beautiful plan is that if we keep His commandments and endure to the end during this life, we can live again in His presence forever. I know that families can live together forever because of this plan and the sealing power found only in temple. I know that anyone can learn the truthfulness of this gospel by reading the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ and goes hand in hand with the Bible, and then pray to God, asking if it is true. You will receive the same answer that I have received--that it is. And you will feel the joy that I feel.

How I live my faith

I love music, and I have been able to play the piano in various callings throughout my life. I have played the organ, played for the ward choir, played in the primary, and I have also had the opportunity of working with the youth of the church, teaching the 16-18 year old girls and planning activities with them. I think they teach me more than I teach them!

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Carlie
Anyone can enter the temple if they take the proper steps of baptism and of living worthily to qualify to enter. Inside the temple we learn in detail about God's plan for us and for our families and participate in ordinances that bind our families together for eternity. The things that go on inside the temple are not secret, they are sacred. If you live close to a temple, take a trip there and walk around the temple grounds. You will feel of the spirit of the temple without even setting foot inside the doors. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Carlie
Husbands and wives lead and guide their families together as equal partners. Fathers are to preside, provide for, and protect their families, while mothers main responsibility is to nurture their children. There are times that these roles may need to be reversed based on individual need. The important thing is that both mother and father work together to support the needs of their families and that they rear and guide their children together with the help of prayer and by following the commandments. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Carlie
Mormons are Christian, and as such, we worship Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith is very important to us, in that through him, the fulness of the Gospel was restored to the earth, which brings us such great happiness today. But we do not worship Joseph Smith or acknowledge him as anything more tham a great man and the prophet of the restoration. Show more Show less