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Hi I'm Elizabeth Eaton Warner

I'm a new wife. I'm a blogger. I'm a student. And I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho studying marriage and family with an emphasis in advocacy and policy. (I'm also the content manager for www.familygoodthings.com, a family life education website. Check it out to see what I get to learn about every day!) This is a big change from biology education, which I was previously studying, but God has definitely led me here! I also love music and competed classically on the alto saxophone in high school. Now, I enjoy singing with my husband while he strums away on the guitar. Together we love to cook, hike, exercise, and laugh. I also served as a full-time missionary in the Washington Seattle Mission speaking Russian, and I try my best to keep up on the language.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the restored church, but being a part of this gospel isn't just a habit. Over the years, I have seen God's hand in my life. I see Him bless me as I keep the commandments. Conversely, when I make mistakes, I feel more distant from God. I have a hard time finding peace on my own, but through living my faith I feel God filling me with His peace (Romans 15:13). It's perhaps the sweetest blessing of the gospel in my life. I find that peace in our church services, at the temple, while I'm studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and while I listen to the words of living prophets and apostles. It's everywhere! Now that I'm married, the Mormon belief of eternal families means even more to me. I love my husband with all my heart! I can't imagine parting with him at death. But because we were married in a temple of God by the proper authority, we have the change to be a partnership forever. What a glorious blessing. I've seen Heavenly Father's word be verified again and again. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contains the full truth, along with all the ordinances we need to live with God again. Being a part of God's church on the Earth helps me feel close to Him.

How I live my faith

My faith really is everything. I'm naturally a little introverted, but because of what I believe I try to reach out to those around me. I get to know my neighbors, members of my congregation, or classmates. My first instinct wouldn't be to reach out to everyone, but God helps me constantly be looking for ways to uplift those around me. I try to share my beliefs with anyone who will listen. :) Aside from serving and loving others, I make an effort to study the scriptures and spend time with the Lord every day. When I do that, it is easier to find those people who need help. It's also easier to feel Heavenly Father's love for them and for me.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Elizabeth Eaton Warner
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the central part of our faith. Because we have faith in Him, we obey Him and strive to become like Him. However, as natural men and women, we all make mistakes. This is why the grace of Christ is so essential. It is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can become saints, putting off our natural, wordly tendencies (Mosiah 3:19). Even as we try our very hardest and obey as best we can, on our own we are unworthy to live with Heavenly Father again. Because Christ suffered for us, however, we can do all things that are asked of us (Philippians 4:13). The grace of Christ strengthens us as we exercise faith in Him. We are taught in the Book of Mormon that that mankind cannot merit anything of himself (Alma 22:14) and salvation comes only through Christ (Mosiah 3:17). Only through the grace of Jesus Christ can we can become who we need to be. Only through the grace of Jesus Christ can we live with God again. Through the grace of Christ, we can receive that greatest gift of eternal life. Show more Show less