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Hi I'm Ruthie

I am from 7 states and have lived in two countries. I travel go to operas, plays and musicals and read. I am LDS or "Mormon"

About Me

I am a single middle-aged woman with no children. I am surprised at the number of singles that are in the church and it is a great support to me. I am going back to school for a career change. the support I receive from the church at this time morally spiritually and emotionally is invaluable.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel the saviors love through those I associate with. It inspires me and helps me be a better person.

How I live my faith

I teach 4 year olds basics about living the gospel such as being kind to animals. these basic lessons are important foundations to being happy. sharing the gospel with other women in the church through the visiting teaching program is a life line for me.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Ruthie
Actually all the "weird" stuff we believe is in the Bible. For example being the "offspring of God" Things that are unique and set us apart from other religions can be found in the Bible. the book of Mormon has the plain and simple truths about Jesus Christ and bears testimony that he lives and will and did visit his people. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Ruthie
It was inspired for that time when women didn't have the right to vote or own property. what was a woman to do if she didn't have a husband or supportive family? As I understand it women couldn't even enter into a contract. It has been said that Emma Smith (Joseph Smiths widow) had this problem and that was a big reason why she remarried. It is also interesting that Joseph Smith had no known posterity from anyone than Emma. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ruthie
Mormons help Mormons to help non-Mormons. "if ye do it unto the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me" Show more Show less