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Hi I'm Scarlet

I grew up in a family of thirteen, I love children, and I know that families are forever. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah as the third of thirteen children. In December I got my BFA in English with a minor in French. I like writing novels and poetry, baking, ballroom dancing, hiking, gardening, sewing period costumes, reading, singing, swordfighting, and repairing sprinkler systems. Most of all I love kids, especially my little brothers and sisters, and my dream is to marry in the temple and have fifteen children! Random fact: My hair is four feet long.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I have had the Holy Ghost as a companion most of my life. I have had so many little miracles in my life, which the Holy Spirit has testified to be gifts from God. I truly understand what Joseph Smith felt when he said, "I knew it, and I knew God knew it, and I could not deny it." I know that this church has all the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that God has a plan for me and my family, an eternal plan, where I can be with the people I love forever, with all my ancestors and descendents and with my eternal parents.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the little things in my life. Nothing makes me more sad than seeing members of the church who claim to be living right and then treat each other poorly. I try to make my family happy by serving them and by being there for them when they need a friend. I try to be like Christ by treating everyone I meet with respect and charity. Most of all, I try to be a good listener, because everyone needs a listening ear.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Scarlet
We believe in being good citizens. We live like other people, except that we believe in living the standards of our church. That means we dress modestly, we don't drink or smoke, we don't lie or steal, we don't have sex outside of marriage, we don't swear, and we try our best to be like Christ in our interactions with others. When I lived in France for a month, and I told my host mom that I didn't drink because of my religion, she said, "Ah, c'est inderdit?" which means, "Oh, it's forbidden?" It made me stop and think. The church doesn't forbid us to do anything, but the church teaches us to avoid things that will cause us misery in this life and in the life to come. Nobody makes me dress the way I do, no one stops me from drinking, I do these things because I know I will be happier by not causing myself those problems. Show more Show less