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Hi I'm Charlotte

I grew up in the North West of England in the UK. I'm a bookkeeper by profession. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small seaside town in a family of 7, having 1 brother and 3 sisters. I have 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy activities based at home - reading, listening to music, dressmaking and D.I.Y. projects. I'm sensitive and tend to be driven by my emotions so I enjoy my job which is bookkeeping as it gives me balance since it uses logical processes. I am religious and spiritual indeed I cannot imagine being one without the other - we're back to balance. Although I attended church as a child we were not indoctrinated at home and as I grew older I drifted away. I went through phases of atheism and agnosticism and didn't become seriously interested in any particular beliefs until I was 29. I am interested in the beliefs of others and fascinated with how the human mind can operate so differently in people - I see diversity as a good thing, one can learn so much from another shared point of view. I am by nature introvert and cherish time alone. I prefer working relationships to social interaction since work adds purpose to communications and direction to actions.

Why I am a Mormon

When I knew I needed another dimension to my life and realised it could be a religious/spiritual element that was missing this felt right to me. The church is honest about the sinful state human souls can slip into yet focuses more on our potential to rise above our mortal natures and strive to become more than just another creature. The human spirit can be pure and divine and used to establish peace, harmony and unity where there was unrest, chaos and separation - moving the human race as a whole towards a better and more fulfilling future and ultimately a return to Life with God. That's a goal worth having and gives all mortal experience - positive or negative - purpose and meaning as we grow, develop and learn. The lifestyle promotes integrity for the soul - it can show anyone how to be whole and help them realise their true potential regardless of character or circumstance.

How I live my faith

I am involved in an indexing project at the moment but have had experience through the church with teaching, being a librarian, organising social functions for single adults, being in a choir. Being introvert I value the experiencing of participation in offering prayers, giving talks and sharing my feelings with people of like minds and free spirits.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Charlotte
In history there have been periods when the Teachings of Christ were not available so people living in those times could not be taught them. Since they had no opportunity to choose to accept or reject Christ they will be given that opportunity whilst in the Spirit World before their resurrection. Since baptism is an essential ordinance to qualify for entry into the Kingdom of God - the reason Jesus Christ insisted on being baptised by John the Baptist even though no one thought He needed to be - and it must be done in the flesh then those people would not have had the chance to qualify which would be unjust, and God is Just and will leave no mortal soul without the same opportunities and access to blessings as all others have had. It is one of the many ways He demonstrates His love for all His children in equal measure. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Charlotte
It is to refrain from any sexual relations outside the sanctity of marriage which is far more than a civil ceremony. It is a sacred covenant between a man and woman and God where they become husband and wife and promise each other and God that they will love, honour and respect Him and each other in absolute fidelity. They also promise to love and respect any child[ren] their sacred union is blessed with remembering that those precious souls are also God's children and should be raised in righteousness and taught to live by principles such as faith, honesty, hard work, tolerance, understanding, kindness, wisdom and all human traits that create harmony in the home, at church, at school, in the workplace and in the community. Show more Show less