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Hi I'm Monica

I'm an artist, a seamstress, and a hopeless romantic. Fun fact: I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a love for creating, a love for learning, and a love for family. There is nothing more important to me than love and trust, and the peace of knowing you can depend on someone. With this in mind, there comes no better peace to my soul than knowing I can depend on a God that loves me. He loves His children enough to provide us a way to find happiness and joy in this life! What an amazing promise!

Why I am a Mormon

I've always wondered what the point is to living. So I sought it out! With Faith in Jesus Christ, I believe we can be more and greater than we ever could be on our own. It sort of finally clicked, the purpose of living: to live in a way that would allow you to live with God again one day. Can I just say that that sounds really good? Amongst the turmoil of piling small things, it just sounds wonderful to live with Him again. I think if we could see exactly what was waiting, we would never do anything contrary to His will-- it's kind of nice to know somebody knows everything. It makes trusting God very worthwhile. I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you don't believe in God, I highly suggest you look into it. It's the best. Some say relying on Faith over logic is weak. I would like to combat (lovingly) such claims. I've found in my life that nothing is more powerful than "feelings." How do actions come about? Because of the feelings that preceded such actions. It's a common phrase that love makes you do crazy things that at times don't make sense. I would propose that sometimes that just means you have your priorities straight. I'm no hippie, but I do believe that there is a lot more going on in this world than we can see, and much of it is empowered by love and by hope. It's funny how Faith is based on those exact things. Love and hope leads to trust-- a trust that things will work out. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: love, hope and trust in God and Jesus Christ leads to happiness. In the world, miracles can happen because of hope. It's just amazing what can come to pass with only a particle of faith. "But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." There is a God, and I know He lives.

How I live my faith

You know, I love God so much. I feel like His message is the most joyous and sincere of all. It would make sense, then, why I want to share it with everyone I know. I would like to serve a full-time mission for this church! Have you ever wondered why there are so many young men and women running around as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? They aren't paid, they don't get any credit, so what's the point? The sole purpose of these young people sacrificing two years of time to the Lord is driven by a love for mankind, and a desire to invite everyone to hear the message of hope! That God the Father lives and loves you! What greater message could be spread amongst suffering and heartache? We are all God's children, and because God loves you and me, He has given us this inspiring message of hope. He has given us the Book of Mormon, prophets, and guidance so we can return to Him one day! For lack of a better word, isn't that AWESOME?

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Monica
Modesty and chastity come hand in hand-- when we remember that our bodies are in the likeness of God (created in His image, Genesis 1:26-27) we respect that gift we have been given and want to cherish it. Modesty in our dress brings about a sense of confidence and respect for oneself when you know that you are a literal child of God, as well as a desire to keep your body pure-- this includes reserving physical intimacy for marriage. Thoughts most frequently lead to actions. Those who are dressing or speaking in a way that cannot provoke such thoughts will find a peaceful joy in their life, and will ultimately be guided to make righteous decisions when temptation arises. Knowing beforehand what you will choose is absolutely crucial! So making the decision to be modest both in language and in dress now defines whether you'll have the strength later to stand up for what you believe in: keeping your body on track to qualify for having the Holy Ghost to guide you. I feel the best way to teach your children to respect their bodies is to first teach them to know who they are and never let them forget: they are not only your son or daughter, but a child of God in his likeness! Teach them to love the body that have been given and to desire to keep it safe from those things that threaten and defile it. Help them know how to keep pure thoughts and desires on their inside, and their outside will follow suit! Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Monica
There is no better promise to me in this church than that of eternal families. Let me ask you this. Is there someone in your life that you cherish more than you can say? Someone you want to be with forever and always? You are not alone and those desires are righteous beyond measure. Love in marriage between man and woman is ordained of God. It's a beautiful thing! If you want to be together forever with your sweetheart, I would love to share with you this brief message of hope: There is a way and it is attainable! All families that are sealed upon this earth will be sealed once more in heaven, should we choose to live righteous lives. We must do our part to deserve such a blessing by accepting Christ as our Savior and Redeemer, adhering to the commandments of God, and living in a way that would help us return to Him and our families. It's true what we say: it's absolutely possible to be together forever. Through ordinances in God's holy temples, we can be "sealed" together as husband, wife, and children forever, even after we leave this Earth in death. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19) We have that authority on the Earth today, and those relationships can be preserved if they are but sought out! Show more Show less