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Hi I'm Dee

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a Mormon, and yes, we are Christians.

About Me

I am a divorced 40 something year old woman who is really just starting life all over again. I do not have any children of my own but am able to be around my siblings children and their children. I love to listen to all kinds of music, be on the computer, spend time with my dog, laugh, do yard work, teach my primary class, enjoy watching movies, and police or military shows on tv.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but in my 20's I completely stopped everything that had to do with the gospel. I lost myself, my self worth, any good judgement I did have, and fell head first into the world. I was making choices that hurt myself and other's over the years. I was letting myself self destruct because I did not feel worthy of good things. I repeated the same pattern over and over thinking the next time I was in a relationship or doing things I shouldn't, somehow life would get better. That is so not the case. I just kept trying to be happy, but not realizing really why I wasn't. About 4 years ago, the missionaries knocked on my door and that was it. I remember going back to church for the first. I walked in the chapel, sat down, and the feeling I felt was awesome. I knew I was home. The next 4 years was very difficult but so wonderful. I was divorced and walked away from everything in order to get my spiritual life back on track and to be healthy. I moved to another state to be with my family who helped me. I was able to get a job after 6 years of not working due to an illness. I was getting stronger in the ways that were important to grow and be a better person. I was able to be around my family and so many wonderful friends at church. I felt like I was somebody. I am somebody. I was finally understanding that I am a child of God. I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and sent me here to earth with a plan. The trials I faced and will face have and will help me become stronger. The only way I have been able to to truly move on is because of my Savior's love, atonement, and sacrifice for me. I am still trying to understand that love every day and how much pain He went through just for my sins. I am so grateful for The gospel and gaining a testimony after all these years. The gospel gives me a sense of hope, peace, encouragement, feelings of love, endurance, compassion, and so much more. It gives me everything!

How I live my faith

I am not perfect but, I try to treat people like I would want to be treated. I pray that I am a good example most of the time and kind to others. I attend church and love that feeling of being there. I firmly believe in the power of prayer and just trying to be more like my Savior. I fall short all the time but, I know I can always do better with the help of a loving Heavenly Father. I have a firm testimony of the gospel and I love being a member of the church.

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

Dee
I promise you that treating the body Heavenly Father gave you with love and respect does matter. Every single decision you make, and I mean EVERY SINGLE DECISION you make in your dress, language, thoughts, movies, music, to be in a relationship at a young age, to drink, smoke, or do drugs, to lie, cheat, steal, make fun of, and any other choice that is not one Jesus would make, it will change your life. Please stay pure in mind, body, and spirit. If you do not, your life will be full of heartache and disappointment. Please stay close to the gospel and listen to the Holy Ghost. Listen to those who truly love you and the guidance we receive from church leaders. I will tell you how it starts. You decide to make a choice that is not right. You think it is just something small and then it is easier to start making more choices that are not good. Those choices become more serious along the way and it becomes a snowball effect. Everything we do matters. Everything we do makes a difference. I testify to that. Show more Show less