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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a wife. I'm a friend. I'm a Christian, and yes I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm a wife of three years who recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I'm now on the adventure of being a grad-student's wife while my husband undertakes an accelerated master's program! I have three younger siblings, one of whom is diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, which has been one of my biggest, yet rewarding, trials--as any one who has grown up with disabled family members can relate to. I have two very supportive parents as well as two very supportive in-laws! Traveling has always been enjoyable for me and I hope to be able to travel frequently throughout life and explore new cultures and experience many things! I love music and the arts--and I am glad there are so many talented people out there whose work I can enjoy, as my skills are not super great! I love to play around on Photoshop and peruse Pinterest for crafty ideas--despite the fact I rarely actually start those projects...

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church-my parents are both members and their parents are members. I have always only known the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family has always been very active in the church and I have always attended church or other activities-it was more of a routine for me, however I always felt an overwhelming comfort and wanted to attend. Growing up in an active LDS family has been a wonderful blessing, however, at times I feel that has delayed me in gaining my own concrete testimony of the gospel. However, as I grew older, going to church became more personal and I have chosen to stick with it. I cannot imagine my life without the gospel. When I went to college, I was faced with many challenges and pressures of not going to church, however for me it was easy to keep on going. I had many friendships through church and it brought a peace and weekly "reset" that I'm sure I couldn't have found anywhere else. I have always loved walking into the Institute or church building and feeling the Spirit present, especially when the "real world" gets to be confusing and overwhelming. I have read the Book of Mormon and know of its truth--and I am on my way to rediscovering that now as I read it again. I know with surety that this gospel is true and I look forward to returning to live with our Father in Heaven. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to be sealed to my family for time and all eternity, as I love being with my family and could not imagine a life without them, it gives me a great deal of comfort to know that even beyond this life I will see them again and we can still be family. I hope that others who may be searching for the truth may also find that this is the true gospel and will be able to feel the same joy and happiness I do now.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily--as best as I can! I pray to our Father in Heaven, and read my scriptures daily (or at least almost daily), I attend church every Sunday, and attend other services/activities. I share with others that I am indeed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I am not ashamed. I try to share with others my experiences and why I love this gospel, while learning and growing along the way. I am not perfect, but I keep on trying. While learning the gospel of Jesus Christ takes a lot of effort and patience at times, I am so happy for this church that makes it possible to have a support network of so many others on the same path to return to our Heavenly Father. I can be inspired by the experiences of others and have discussions with fellow peers about doctrine, and have others help me in my goals to learn this gospel on a deeper level.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Katie
Yes, Mormons absolutely regard the Bible as Holy Scripture, and the word of God! Much confusion comes from our usage of the Book of Mormon, and many people are under the misconception that the Book of Mormon is a second bible, however it is not-there is only one bible. The Book of Mormon is simply "Another Testament of Christ" and in fact, the bible is quoted often throughout the book. The Book of Mormon is another record of people who testified of Christ, we use the bible to great extent and believe it is the word of God, and is "the bedrock of all Christianity". Show more Show less