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Hi I'm Aubrie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Aubrie and I'm a sophomore in high school. This will be my first season of cross country and I'm very excited. Though I'm not very good, I really enjoy playing the piano, especially hymns. Unlike most teenagers, I actually really love school! My favorite classes are English and Math. I also love reading! I enjoy reading almost any classic; my favorite authors, though, are Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. I love music. My favorite bands are Coldplay and Keane. I'm the second of three daughters, so I know exactly what it feels like to be a younger sister and an older sister, but since I'm the tallest in my family, it's quite ironic when my older sister calls me her "little" sister. I'm quite close with both of them and I love them very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel, and though I relied on my parents' testimonies when I was younger, I've come to gain a testimony of this church. I know that it is true because it has brought me so much happiness. I've prayed time and time again about whether this church is the true church, or if the Book of Mormon truly is the word of God, and I've come to the same conclusion every time: they are true. I've found so much unity and strength in this church that I want so dearly to share it with the world so that they can experience it too. I do believe that other churches have some truths, but that with the Book of Mormon and the priesthood in ours, we have the fullness of the gospel. I'm very grateful for that.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example by dressing modestly and using only clean language. I also participate in church and church-related activities, including seminary, even though it's early. I try to stay positive and show kindness to all of God's children.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

A cult is an unorthodox religion. Since we differentiate from other churches, many people see us as unorthodox. However, more often than not, the word "cult" is used as a derogative, to criticize or discredit the Church. Most of the time, people characterize the Church as such because of a lack of understanding of what we believe and teach. But when people begin to see and recognize the commonality of our belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, their opinion of the Church often changes. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Though Mormons are very often stereotyped as polygamists, it is an incorrect stereotype. Those who practice polygamy are not members of the church, because those who practice it are excommunicated because they are in violation of the civil law as well as the law of this church. Though at a time plural marriage was practiced, it was because of a commandment of God. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage, and so they did. Show more Show less