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Hi I'm Emily Ruth

I'm a mother, a birth doula, and a mormon.

About Me

Grateful mother of 4. Two angels on earth & two in heaven. A student midwife, sometimes dancer, singer, actress, teacher. Equal parts desert rat and beach bum.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending the Mormon church but found myself as a young college student wanting to learn more about other religions to see if there was something else out there for me. While I enjoyed and still do enjoy learning about other faiths, I realized that no other religion or doctrine could answer my questions the way the LDS church does. I became converted to the faith I had known my entire life.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have loved working with various groups in our church--- With the adult women, young women, and most recently the children. I learn so much from others and enjoy finding more ways to serve others. I also love to share what I learn through blogging. I have "met" many people through the blogging world who teach me much about faith and I hope to share with others what blessings can come from living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

Emily Ruth
I completely understand why someone would think that what goes on in Mormon temples is secret. We don't talk about what we do outside the walls of the temple and so that is a natural conclusion. However, the experiences that I've had inside the temple are so personal to me, that it wouldn't honor the sacred nature of those blessings if I were to speak of them in any other setting. Inside the temple we make personal covenants and promises with God. Once we have done so for ourselves, we enter as a proxy, or representative for those who are deceased-- such as relatives and others. Those deceased, for whom this work is done, have the opportunity to accept or reject what we do for them. Show more Show less