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Hi I'm Charissa Little

I am a wife and a busy mom, who just wants to do her best.

About Me

I am a wife and a busy mom of four. I am right in the middle of raising my family. I love being wife and mom! This is where I find my greatest joy. I enjoy cooking, serving in the community, hiking and family road trips. My new adventure is blogging just like many others.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young adult I discovered the power of the Saviors Atonement in my life. High school was a very challenging time for me in life. I had many outside influeneces on my life that made life hard. I and my sisters were being a molested by a close family member. I had a young man that was a good was a good friend that really liked me and told me that we were going to get married when I graduated. There was a young family that I babysat for on a regular bases, the husband left me a note one day saying basically that he had a feeling that his wife was going to die, and I was to be his next wife. I was only sixteen at the time of all of this. I felt I had no choice in anything. But there is a silver lining, I met this young man who was amazing. He made me feel safe, which was what I needed then. We dated my sophomore and junior year. As we were dating we did not follow the guide lines of our church and I ended pregnant at 17, and we chose to get married. Shortly after I was married, my sisters and I came forward and let others know that we were being molested. At the age of 17 I had to decide if I believed in the Atonement of the Savior. Could I forgive the person that molested me, could I forgive myself for not protecting my sisters, could I be forgiven for getting pregnant? The answer was YES. I did believe in the Atonement, I knew the pain and the guilt that I felt could be healed. Did it happen all at once, No. But time heals wounds. I decided to not to hold on to the hurt, and to trust in my Savior. And allow these experiences help me to be a better person. I have faith that the Savior lives and I have faith in his Atonement. And I am grateful for my testimony of eternal families.

How I live my faith

I try everyday to live has the Savior would have me, by following his commandment " As I have Loved you. Love one another." I know that the Savior loves each and everyone of us, and its important to me that those I come in contact with feel of his love through me. I enjoy volunteering at my chilrens school. I am PTA volunteer. I love helping with the fall carnival and seeing so many families having a great time. I love helping with dad's and donuts and seeing so many dads reading of just taking to thier kids. I love helping with teacher appreciation week and Thanking the teachers for their service of teaching my kids I love sharing my talent of cooking with others. I love taking someone a treat and telling them "Have a Happy Day". I love sitting at the kitchen table each night and enjoying dinner and visiting with my family. I love serving in my Church calling, I serve in our women's organization of our church and love the women around me. I have also served in with the young women of and with the childern of my ward. I love both. I love singing in our church choir and sharing my testimony through music. I love to gathered in family scripture study and family prayer and enjoy the two seconds of peace that comes from that.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Charissa Little
When my kids were young I tired to always dress my kids modest. As they have gotten older they are use to the comfort that comes with being appropriately clothed. Now my are older and if they have question if they are dressed modestly we do a head shoulder, knees, and toe check. Can I raise my hands above my head without my belly showing, are shoulders covered and my neck line not low. Are my shorts or dresses at my knees. And when I bend over to touch my toes is my shirt long enough in the back, and does my shirt keep my chest covered. Show more Show less