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Hi I'm Cortnie

I'm a wisher and a dreamer, a reader and a one-day writer. I'm a teacher's pet and an eternal closet geek. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university undergraduate studying English, Theatre, and American Sign Language. The PLAN--for it is an all-important plan requiring capital letters--is to become THE author of a new wave of Victorian-esque literature and to obtain my ASL interpreting license. Theatre is just for fun--I've either been on center stage or behind the curtain sewing costumes for the last fifteen years. Sometimes both. Of course, I'm not all work and no play. Oh, no, no, no. I love to find anything to coo over. One of the best things in the entire world--after the gospel, chocolate, and sleep, in that order--is The Muppets. I also love anything Disney (including Land, World, and cruises), superheroes, musicals, and Amy Farrah Fowler. Along with the rest of the Big Bang gang. But for the time being, I've set that all aside. School is on hold, ASL is hopefully locked up tight in my head, Disneyland shall have to wait. I am going to serve a mission. The other part of the PLAN. Part A--or is it B?--that I've wanted to get to since I was four years old. I was a very ambitious child.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. My Savior suffered for every one of my sins, trials, and heartaches so that I do not have to, and I can repent for the sins that I do commit. I have felt the Holy Spirit burn within me. The Spirit presents itself to each of us in different ways--I have felt It in different forms at different moments in my life--but if your heart is open and your faith is strong, you will feel the Spirit. And you will know you feel it. I have read The Book of Mormon. I have prayed to my Heavenly Father, and asked Him if it was true scripture, and received my own confirmation. It is ANOTHER testament of Jesus Christ. Revelation HAS NOT CEASED. Joseph Smith was a true prophet: through him, Heavenly Father restored the same church that existed in the days of Peter, James, and John back upon the earth. Through him, the Book of Mormon was translated. Thomas S. Monson is the living Prophet today. He leads and guides The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints through revelation from the Lord. We can receive personal revelation to govern our daily lives by reading the scriptures and communicating through heartfelt prayer with our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. This church is true. I believe it. I know it. I testify to it.

How I live my faith

For most of the last year, I've been teaching the children of the Primary. I had a class of six- and seven-year-olds that I would teach about Jesus Christ, the Atonement, and the church. For the most part, I would answer questions that these wonderful spirits would have--questions that you might just be trying to answer right now by looking at my page. And now I'm a missionary. I knock on doors. I teach about Jesus Christ, the Atonement, Joseph Smith, and the church. I do service. I look for people like you, the ones searching for answers. I listen to the Holy Spirit, and I pray to my Heavenly Father.

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

Mormon women, are, for the most part, just like you. They go to theme parks, they have heated debates over which actor is the most attractive/has the best accent/can make the most girls swoon, and they don't like the dirty diapers any more than you do. They also put family first, will do almost anything for a date night with the hubby, and tend to use gibberish words rather than take the Lord's name in vain. As for equality, Mormon men and women are taught that they are on even footing. My father once told me that, while he may be the head of the family, my mother is the neck--and she never hesitates to turn the head in the direction he's meant to be going. As Mormons, we have been taught that families are THE MOST important thing on earth, and that the only way to raise a family in harmony in this increasingly chaotic world is by insuring that both Mother and Father are united and involved in bringing up their children. Show more Show less