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Hi I'm Carlie Butler

I am an Idaho girl who loves football and lipstick. I'm not perfect. I'm out spoken. I've made many mistakes and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 3 brothers and a desire to please my Heavenly Father. However, life took twists and turns that left me in unpredicted life experiences. I have made many mistakes and traveled down several different roads. I was married, had a precious baby boy, and then divorced. I've lived with the gospel in my life and without it in my life. The trials I went through and mistakes I made have carved my testimony so deep; I can never deny my beliefs in Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. I am living proof that the values of the church bring happiness and I will forever be faithful to serving my Heavenly Father. I am a mother, a sister, a lover of football, and engaged to the man I have always prayed for. The atonement is the center of my life and I rely on it daily to find answers as well as to understand others. I love honesty in the purest form and understand that God has a plan for us in everything that comes our way. Have faith in Him always.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a mormon. I grew up in a home with parents who were also raised in the gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is in my heritage and runs in our blood. As I have taken my different pathways in life, I have experienced first hand how the gospel feels in your life and out of your life. I strayed, I questioned, I wandered, but I never stopped desiring. When I truly acted upon my desire and confronted myself with how I wanted to live my life, be as a mother, wife, friend etc. The gospel gave me everything that I needed to be the very best me. It also always felt so right in my heart that it gave me a confidence that was undeniable. It softens my heart and grows my perspective. I'm a member of this church because it is the ONLY church on the earth that is fully restored to provide us with the essential connections to God to live with him in eternity as well as the ones we love.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect. I will not deny that I usually learn anything the hard way. I believe that faith in our Heavenly Father and hope in our best selves will lead us to a happier state of living. I live my faith by trying daily to partake in prayer, scriptures, as well as talking with others about their beliefs and passions in life. I try my hardest to share my testimony with my son and the people that I am around. I know that the gospel is the gospel of good news. It promises us a life worthy of everlasting life and love. I know this to be true with all my heart. You can deny what has been told to you but you can never deny the way something makes you feel. I try to remember that when my faith is challenged. Prayer is the direct connection with our Heavenly Father. DON'T TAKE THAT FOR GRANTED! HE LOVES US!

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Carlie Butler
The temple is a progression that members should take very seriously. The temple is the School and House of God here on Earth. When we go to the temple, we need to prepare and understand the reason why we want to be in the temple. In the temple we learn more about the gospel that prepares us for the next life to come. It gives us answers to connect us with our Heavenly Father and what we can expect in the next life. It is a very sacred place that we as members should treat with utmost respect, love, dedication, and of highest importance. In the temple we make promises to our Heavenly Father that are called covenants. These covenants will further our preparation for the eternities. We offer open houses to tour the temple before we dedicate them to the Lord. Prior to dedication anyone can come and visit the temple, ask questions, and walk around the inside. Show more Show less