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Hi I'm Loretta

I grew up in Colorado. I love music and art. I have a strong passion for reading and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending college. I'm studying English language with a minor in editing. Life gets a little crazy at times--I got married summer of 2014 and I am happily learning how to live with my new husband. I want to write novels. I love stories, whether in movies, plays, or novels.Although my forte is fiction, I am working on trying to put in uplifting messages in my writing with characters that can overcome their struggles through friendship, faith, and diligence. In addition to singing or playing violin and piano, I love listening to uplifting music. I listen to a wide variety of music, from opera to Christian rock. I enjoy listening to Skillet, Superchick, Marie Digby, and other artists whose music inspires me. As someone who loves to read and write, I especially pay attention to the lyrics. I like music that talks about building yourself and others up--music is something that, while not always religious, is something that is a very spiritual thing for me. Although I'm not especially athletic, I enjoy martial arts. The respect and self-control I have been taught in the classes I have taken has as much value to me as the self-defense I have learned. More recently, I have begun developing my talents in drawing. It has been a wonderful experience to me and as I have gotten better, I have grown more to appreciate the beauty of the human body. It is more than an object--it is one of God's greatest creations and is something that deserves more respect than we give it.

Why I am a Mormon

There are many pathways my life could have taken. I have been struggling with growing depression since eighth or ninth grade. Through this all, however, I have felt the healing power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Even in the darkest of times, during a break down that usually involves several hours of sobbing on the floor fighting for the desire to live, the peace that I have found comes from the Savior. He suffered not only for my sins, but he felt my heartaches and pain. He understands better than I do in my confusion what I am feeling and, more importantly, what I need to heal. Through the kindness I have felt as the Spirit has touched my life and through the sympathy of the loving leaders in my church, I have built myself up to a better person. I also have grown to realize that my plan is not always God's plan. I hoped to serve an LDS mission, but my depression got worse. I was able to get help, meet people from many different backgrounds who were fighting the same battle as I was fighting, and fell in love with the older brother of a childhood friend. He has been the greatest blessing in my life, and while my life has not gone in the direction that I dreamed it would go, it has become something even better and more beautiful than I ever imagined.

How I live my faith

One of the things I to do live my faith is once a month, I go with one of the other women in my ward to visit-teach. We chat with those we visit and bring them words of encouragement. I am also visited by women in my ward in this way. It is something that strengthens my own confidence as I strive to get to know others and it makes me feel welcome in the ward when I am visit-taught as well. I have also participated in a church choir. It has been a blessing to me and others to have the opportunity to use my talents to uplift others.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Loretta
As I mentioned before, I had struggled with an addiction to pornography. I understand that certain feelings are very powerful. However, these feelings need to be reserved until after marriage, and then should only be between husband and wife. Our Heavenly Father designed our bodies so we would have these strong feelings--however, they are meant to strengthen the bond between couples, not to give us pleasure on whim. Although repentance is possible and worth it, the road of heartache caused by committing the sin is long and painful. Please wait. Show more Show less