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Hi I'm Marlene

I love my Savior Jesus Christ:) Without him, I am nothing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man. I am the proud mother of six children, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of one. I love visiting with our children and playing with our grandchildren. I love to read. I love flowers. I love to go on long walks, to see God's beauty in the world:)

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon, because I feel it is the complete gospel. I have always known Jesus Christ is my Savior, but I felt there were pieces missing in my life. I prayed for God to help me know what I should do. The missionaries came to my house in 1990. I was cleaning my room and did not want to talk to them. My daughter insisted. They taught me week after week about Jesus Christ and the church. I prayed to know if what they were teaching me was true. I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace, I knew it then and I know it now, it is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the same teachings wherever you go in the world. All the lessons are the same in every church we have. I love knowing wherever I visit, the teachings are consistant. The same lesson books and cIasses are in all of our churches. I am a Morman and I love it!

How I live my faith

I am the President of the Young Women Organization in our local church, they are twelve to nineteen years old. It is my responsiblility to teach them about the gospel and to teach them they are special daughters of God. To teach them they can stand for truth and righteousness in this world and they have a purpose in life. They each have a booklet that is called For the Strength of Youth, it helps them know what God expects of them and teaches them to keep his commandments. Our goal as a family is to read the scriptures every night. We read the Bible, The Book of Mormon and the Doctrines & Covenants. We pray together as well. We try to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to God and Jesus. We have lots of trials, but we get through them. We have good and bad days, but we work through it knowing Jesus made it possibly for us to live in heaven.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Official Church Answer Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). This temple was a place where God could dwell, was a place of prayer, was a place of sacrifice and was a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship. At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today’s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and, although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: ■Learn eternal truths. ■Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6). ■Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29); 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less

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

Official Church Answer Modesty, language and chastity are all connected in that our bodies are sacred creations made in the image of God. Therefore respecting this sacred gift means reserving physical intimacy for marriage between a man and woman, covering our bodies appropriately in dress and using language about the body that is always uplifting. Parents can teach their children that when they show respect for their bodies in this way, they can qualify to have the benefits of having the Holy Ghost with them. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Official Church Answer Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” My answer: I know I am a Christian, I love Jesus Christ and his teaching. He made it possible for us to live with God again! He is our Savior and Redeemer. I am forever grateful for his unconditional love for us. Show more Show less