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Hi I'm Kristine Burningham

I'm a Mormon! I love being a Mormon! I love to travel with my husband and children.

About Me

I am a stay at home mother of four. I graduated from college in Nursing. I have been a member of the church all my life and I am a decendant of a wonderful pioneer heritage. I am very interested in genealogy and like to help others search for their ancestors. I would describe my mind as an explosion of creative energy (it's just ALL over the place). I like to write music and books, paint, design clothing, interior design and having parties. I love using my creative talents to beautify our home, yard and helping others. My husband and I like to travel. I like helping him restore classic cars and taking road trips with him on his Harley.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born a Mormon because of my pioneer heritage, I remain a Mormon because of the happiness it brings to my life. I have read the Book of Mormon many times as well as the Bible. I have studied the teachings of the LDS beliefs for myself and know that they are true. I have applied the teachings of past and current prophets and apostles and have faith in the belief that; I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love Him. I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places as I strive to live the commandments every day. Mostly, I am a Mormon because I know for myself that the teachings taught in our church are true and correct - because I have asked God...and He heard and answered my prayer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything I do. In our church, we have 13 Articles of Faith in which we believe. The 13th Article of Faith says, "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent and in doing good to all men. Indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul; we believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things". I live my faith by seeking out the very best of life.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kristine Burningham
Regarding outward appearance and behavior, I think you would be surprised to learn that Mormon women are quite normal. We believe in dressing modestly, looking nice, being physically fit, wearing make-up, developing our talents and having fun! Some things that might surprise you that I do are; going on Harley Road Trips with my husband, wearing stylish clothing and I dye my hair (gotta get rid of that gray). I love watching sports (especially soccer) and attending music performances. We are educated, competitive, and we enjoy helping and watching our children succeed. We absolutely believe in the equality of men and women. Just ask my husband - he calls me "boss" - and I just smile and shake my head. We believe in helping each other through this life with all heart, might and mind. Show more Show less

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

Kristine Burningham
In 1972, singer Carly Simon sang a song, "You're so vain...you probably think this song is about you". Well this is how I view polygamy. I feel that polygamy was a blessing for women, it's not about the man. Throughout the ages, God has implemented various practices to bless the lives of the Saints. How was polygamy a blessing to the early Saints? At the time, women were not allowed to own land, own businesses or even vote. Women looked to their husbands for their basic survival needs. Our current laws now protect women and give us rights...we can stand on our own two feet. Show more Show less