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Hi I'm Mary

I'm an aspiring writer, a wife & a mother, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My passions are my daughters, my husband, writing, and my faith. I live in the most beautiful & diverse city, where I am blessed to be friends with people from every walk of life imaginable! I have college degrees in English Literature and in French (practical, I know!) but right now I have the privilege of doing what I love best full time- being a stay at home Mom. I have a small online store where I sell whatever crosses my path, but my real love is my family. I am the loudest and most faithful cheerleader at soccer & rugby matches, softball & basketball games. I have just started back to the gym at the local rec center, and am determined to participate in my first marathon within the next couple of years. Wish me luck!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints because of what I feel, in my heart, to be true. My decision and commitment to be an active member of this church is based on the peace and joy I feel in answer to my seeking prayers for wisdom & for truth. I believe that the same church that Jesus organized when He walked this earth has been restored to the earth, and is called by His Holy name, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I find peace, joy, hope and happiness through my membership in this church, and through my service to my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ...and that is why I am a "Mormon".

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ offers a plethora of opportunities to serve. After 2 years of college, I was blessed to volunteer as a full time missionary in Northern France & Belgium. I have taught Sunday School to adults, to teenagers, served in our children's organization, "Primary", and in our Women's Organization, "Relief Society", and I taught an early morning (6 AM) seminary class to High School Juniors & Senior for 3 years. Living a Christ like life is not always an easy thing to do, but it definitely is the way I choose to live my life. My young daughters and I look for every opportunity to help those less fortunate (from spare cash, coats, water bottles & granola bars for the homeless to picking up prescriptions for our elderly friends) and find great happiness & peace in following in footsteps of our Savior, Jesus Christ. My husband & I strive to have a daily scripture study with our daughters in the mornings before work & school, and we talk with God frequently through out the day- individually and as a family. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought such peace & hope to my life that I take every opportunity I can, to share this message of Love with everyone I come into contact with. I am blessed because of my faith, and most especially because of the Grace of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mary
The nickname "Mormons" can be misleading. Mormon, who was an honorable Prophet Historian 400 AD, definitely deserves gratitude for his sacrifice and faith is recording, abridging and protecting the holy writ, which is now called by his name. Yet, this often leads people to overlook the fact that members of this church do not follow Mormon, Joseph Smith nor any other mortal man: we love, revere and praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are His disciples in word, and in deed to the best of our abilities. Jesus Christ is at the helm of His church on this earth, and He will always be our Savior and Redeemer in that it is only through His Grace and Mercy that we are able to be saved and return into the presence of our God. Are Mormons Christians? Simply, yes. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Mary
I believe that God is our Eternal Father and that He loves each of His children equally, and without qualification. Our loving Father would not choose to speak only to His children in Jerusalem, and to ignore His children living in other lands. The Book of Mormon, like the Holy Bible, is the carefully recorded and preserved records of God's dealings with His children as they journeyed from Jerusalem to the Americas. This holy record commences with a prophet named Lehi in 600 BC,who is commanded of God to leave Jerusalem in order to avoid perishing with his fellow prophets, and follows him and his descendants as they choose to follow the commandments of God, or to disregard them. Contained within The Book of Mormon is the sacred visit made by our Savior & Redeemer following His sacrifice and death on Golgotha's hill. Within these pages of Holy Writ are found the words of our Risen Lord, as penned by worthy prophets. These sacred records were entrusted to a Prophet historian by the name of Mormon who was given the task of protecting and abridging these sacred records. It is this dedicated disciple of Christ for whom this record is titled. Finally, this record was entrusted to Mormon's son, Moroni, who finished the work of his father and then buried this sacred record in the earth to come forth in the wisdom of God, to bless the lives of God's children as it stands as a second witness, beside The Holy Bible, that Jesus is the Christ, our Lord, Redeemer and Savior. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Mary
Our loving Father in Heaven allows us to be co-creators with Him, in that we are blessed to provide physical bodies for His children. In His omniscience, He has given us a way to create these tiny physical bodies that can also bring a kind of physical, emotional & spiritual intimacy between a married couple who truly love each other. The Law of Chastity is as relevant today as it was in Old Testament times. God does not change His will with the shifting times. Man [woman] is not to have sexual relations except with the person to whom he [she] is legally married. In this way, creation of life is not tampered with & these strong feelings of intimacy are not lessened, misused or misunderstand as physical relationships are entered into without the benefit of marriage. Living & acting within the bounds that God has set brings peace, protection, an increase of love & commitment, and power. Show more Show less