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Hi I'm Diana Marie Carlson

I live in Colorado. Last year I married an amazing man and had a beautiful baby girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a catholic family and they all support me in everything I do. My dad and I love playing tennis but his hip got injured so we can't play anymore. In high school I met my one and only, Tyrel. He was born in an amazing LDS family and I became interested in his religion. Unfortunately, Senior year, we made a huge mistake and we ended up having a beautiful baby girl, Alice Ember. After her birth we got married and had our honeymoon at Disney World with his family for spring break. It was so much fun and Alice is a very smart and energetic. I love my husband even though right now we live with his parents. In April of the same year, I was baptized and confirmed a member of the LDS church. During my day I help around the house, work on my online college, and take care of Alice.

Why I am a Mormon

The main reason I am a mormon is because I felt that most churches talk about living like Christ but they don't set standards of how to become more like Christ. At my church I never felt the holy ghost as strongly as I did at the LDS church. Also, they had all these great standards like no alcohol, drugs, tattoos, or anything that could harm your body. I also learned that they wear modest clothes, use clean language, listen to music and read books that don't go against any of the churches standards, don't start dating until 16 and not go on frequent dates with the same person, and most importantly no sex before marriage. When I first heard all these standards I agreed with some but others I thought was weird. After a while I realized that these standards are to help us be able to return to God have the gift of eternal life with him. I knew with all my heart that this church must be His church because God only can do good. I read the Book of Mormon and found this awesome quot and it went a little something like this, 'a good tree can only bear good fruits and a bad tree can only bear bad fruits. A good tree cannot bear bad fruits and neither a bad tree can bear good fruits.' To me that means that you can tell if someone or something is good or bad by if it brings goodness.

How I live my faith

Right now my husband and I are library assistants in our ward. At my church I do activities with other women that help the community. Recently we made hygiene kits for people that are suffering from natural disasters. I also like to visit teach with my partner and I love my visiting teachers to come over too.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Diana Marie Carlson
The temple is a holy place and only people who are clean (follow the standards) can enter. What is specifically done in the temple can't be said because of their sacredness. The main purposes of the temple is to seal families together and do genealogy. Show more Show less