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Hi I'm Sabrina Stanley

I'm a Mom. I'm a teacher. I'm an Alabama fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married young, spent most of my adult years as an Air Force Spouse, have 4 of the most beautiful children imaginable, and currently teach high school science. I have lived in a variety of places, had a variety of jobs, and attended a variety of churches. For fun, I design machine embroidery patterns and I'm addicted to word games.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband & I have always searched for answers to questions like, "Why are we here on Earth?" and "What becomes of us when we die?" I grew up in the Methodist church and always felt like the answers to my questions were incomplete, they lacked substance. We wanted to become Mormon because we wanted our 4 teenaged children to have friends who are good kids and church programs that would teach them high morals. What I really got by becoming a Mormon was a testimony of Jesus Christ as my Savior. I'm a Mormon because I need to know that I am a child of my Heavenly Father who loves me, that Jesus knows and loves me personally, that my family who loves me will be with me in heaven, and that I am forgiven through the atonement of Jesus' sacrifice.

How I live my faith

It is hard some days to be the only Mormon from my family or in my workplace. I love having a calling in the Young Women's (teen girls) program where I am with other women/mothers with testimonies of the Gospel. It strengthens my faith and fortifies me to deal with others around me. Often, I feel I am being watched carefully; that all Mormon's are being judged based on my actions and my words. It makes me conscientious of upholding my standards. When I was baptized and took upon myself the name of Christ and covenanted with him to quit drinking alcohol and coffee, to stop using profanity, and to devote myself to a lifestyle of prayer, scripture study, and fasting, I did so earnestly and honestly. I love taking sacrament (communion) each Sunday to renew my baptismal vows and rejuvenate my relationship with Jesus.

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

Sabrina Stanley
Yes, a husband and wife can be sealed in the temple for time and eternity. The children of this union are included in that covenant. In heaven, families are reunited. The family relationships we have on Earth are maintained for eternity for faithful. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Sabrina Stanley
Before I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I had referred to it as a cult. It was out of ignorance; I did not know the doctrine or the culture of the church. As an outsider looking in, the Mormon's are in such unison that someone could mistake that for being "controlled." As an insider, it is obvious that our members share Christ's love and are united in the atonement of Christ. We share the desire to perform service for the country, our communities and our church, we share the belief that Heavenly Father knows and loves us, we share love of our families, and we share a commitment to strive to be our best selves. Being a close-knit group does not constitute a label as a cult, a label like that comes from lack of understanding. Show more Show less