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Hi I'm Tina Kibbie

I'm a wife to one amazing man for the past 16 years and a mother to 5 beautiful children. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a wife to one hot and amazing husband. I have 5 beautiful and rowdy children. We are crazy enough to homeschool. I love to dance, laugh, read and sew. I also enjoy being outside. Hiking, camping, gardening are some excuses I use to get there. My husband and I are in the process of making an urban farm. We have goats, chickens, bees, an orchard and a garden. Among all of this I manage having Chronic Lyme disease. You can read more here: www.lifewithahintoflyme.blogspot.com

Why I am a Mormon

Some might say that I am a Mormon because my parents influence or I am just trying to please them. This couldn't be farther from the truth. They encouraged me to find my own belief. I wanted to know. I had friends that challenged my belief. I prayed to know. I went to several churches. I truly wanted to know where God wanted me to be.Though my prayers were not answered in the way I wanted, the answer came over the next few years. I did what the gospel of Christ taught. I prayed, read the scriptures, fasted. I knew that the Book of Mormon was important to the LDS faith. So I read it. I started with a little bit each day. I was not an avid reader at this time, but God knew me and guided me through the book. It taught me over and over that Christ loves all. The Book of Mormon makes the gospel of Christ easier to under stand. It fills in missing parts. There is no way that a young farm boy who did not have access to undiscovered history could have made this up. I knew it was true. The LDS faith teaches and encourages people to pray for themselves. To read and to study it out in their minds. Not to contend with other in the matter of religion, but to teach "by persuasion, by long suffering, by gentleness, meekness, love unfeigned, by kindness." No other church offered this in my experience. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease which gave me opportunity to put my faith to the test. I have had many other chances to evaluate my beliefs and each time I look to the gospel principles to help me. They always work. Sometimes it takes some perspective to understand a situation, but if I approach difficult circumstances with gratitude and a prayer I always come out of it feeling the love of God. I am a Mormon because of my faith in Christ. Man cannot inspire me and comfort me like He does. He knows how to reach me and it's up to me to "see" it.

How I live my faith

Though there are times that I cannot physically serve at church, I look for other ways to serve and give to others. I visit two ladies in our neighborhood once a month and try to develop a friendship with them. I strive to live with the Holy Ghost to know who needs help, who to talk to, where to go. I also share my experiences with others in order to help them. I look to serve my family by giving my children and husband my time and love.

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

Tina Kibbie
Men and woman are equally important. Like a puzzle, you cannot get the full picture without the missing pieces. Though our roles are different, we are to be a team, knowing that one cannot be without the other. If we all played the same position the team wouldn't function well enough to win the game. I have never felt inferior as a woman in the church. In fact, I believe it is the reason I have the confidence that I have. I have always felt just as important as a man. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Tina Kibbie
Read the Book of Mormon. It's an amazing book that gives us so much more about Christ. Learn to hear the Holy Ghost. Follow it without wavering. The Holy Ghost is the one who brings us to Christ. To help us to be more like Him. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Tina Kibbie
Yes!! I love that I get to be with my husband forever. All the efforts we have made to have a great relationship will stay with us. Why would I want to start over or not have him by my side!? Show more Show less