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Hi I'm Trystan

I grew up in Utah. I am striving to become a fiction writer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a strong LDS family, but despite that, I found that it was hard to remain faithful. Many of my friends who weren't LDS, or even religious, seemed to be having a type of fun and freedom that I couldn't understand if I was following the standards of my church. I began disobeying, not follow the commandments or standards taught by the Mormon church, and not listening to my family. I thought that I needed to experience in order to understand. I stayed away from things such as drugs and alcohol, but I was awful when it came to friends and dating and language and how I treated others. The dating took a turn from liking people, to simple needing to feel wanted, and the friends were there to lift me up and never the other way around. My treatment of people dropped as the view of myself did, and eventually, I just stopped associating with others because they were happy and I wasn't. I just felt stuck in this hole and I didn't know how to get out because I felt completely alone. I believe it was a seminary lesson where I heard one of my teachers say that Christ has experienced everything that we have through the atonement, and he does understand. It hit me then that the way I had been living my life wasn't right, and for the first time in about eight years I prayed to my Heavenly Father and began to follow His commandments, and it made more of a difference than I expected. I was happy again, happy with myself and happy with life. There is nothing that compares to the love

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was raised by faithful parents in the standards that the church taught. I had my own rough times, but there is nothing that makes you feel better than you knowing you are not along in your struggles. I know this to be the true church, and that the Book of Mormon is the the word of God. This church leads to a happiness like any other, and it is such a blessing to know that our Heavenly Father is there and loves us unconditionally.

How I live my faith

Living the standards of my church and striving to be an example for the people in my ward helps me to always live my faith. I had callings in the ward, Laurel's President in my young women's group as well as being a part of my Stake's Youth Committee meeting- where I was a part of planning the events for my stake, and giving me the opportunity to serve the people in my ward in such a rewarding way.