What it is like going to the temple with mental illness

"What size dress do you want?" the lady asked me from behind the counter. Don't have a panic attack, don't have a panic attack, I kept thinking to myself as I replied, "I don't know. What sizes do you have?" The lady went on to explain all the different sizes that they offered while I... Continue Reading →

What member missionaries are doing wrong when they try to be like full time missionaries

When my husband and I were first married he got called to be the ward mission leader and I as one of his ward missionaries. I remember turning to my husband and saying that I had no clue what I was doing and nothing seemed to work. After talking to my husband I realized that... Continue Reading →

The Advice That Changed My View of Life

"Who was I ?" It was asked in a car, I don’t remember if it was my car or hers but that is really besides the point. I had recently landed my dream job and found that it did not make me happy which made me question everything I knew about myself. I felt overwhelmingly... Continue Reading →

Falling In Love… With My Imperfect Body

Regardless of what my weight has been or how long I took to get ready for the day, every time I walk past a mirror I notice the physical imperfections. I think to myself that I am so ugly and fat that nothing I do can improve that. Then, I sadly continue on with my... Continue Reading →

Am I making the LDS LGBT suicide delemma worse?

  This post is about something very personal to me, so I hope you can bear with me. Also, I am not going to pretend for a second that I know anything about what it is like to be an LGBT member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I feel that... Continue Reading →

Should I stay or should I go on a mission? It was not my decision…

I was 19 when the age changed happened and women could leave on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at that age. Let me tell you, I had no clue what to think when I heard that! It was an exciting time and everyone around me was putting in their... Continue Reading →

A slight change of heart toward resolutions… slight!

New Years Resolutions... yeah I don't do them and never have. Why? Because I think they are stupid! If I do happen to make a resolution it lasts like a week or two then... it goes forgotten. I also know that I am not alone in feeling that way, so what is the point of... Continue Reading →

Understanding the new church policy for children of same-sex couples

I read so many comments from this article of active members of the church feeling confused and hurt by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not allowing children of same-sex couples to get baptized. It's okay to be confused and hurt! It does sound awful! Let me see if I can help spread some light... Continue Reading →

Learning from Stephanie Nielson

I got to listen to Stephanie Nielson speak on October 1st! She is my hero for so many reasons and I love reading her blog so I was extremely excited to listen to her speak at Utah Valley University. I was disappointed that I had to sit in the back but it was just incredible to... Continue Reading →

Pre-mission jitters! And I’m not even the one leaving!

In two days my sister leaves on her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the Atlanta, Georgia North Mission. I am filled with so many emotions at this point but mostly I am so excited for her! I am excited to watch her learn and grow both mentally and spiritually.... Continue Reading →

Why I stopped asking “Who am I?”

I want to know who I am. Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? I know that I am not alone in these questions! The issue is that I am asking the wrong questions and then the world likes to give me less then perfect answers. I live in a time where... Continue Reading →

I was wrong about true love… this is what true love is~

Love is a topic that has been spoken of a lot this week. Being married for two years I like to think that I know what love really is. But just like I thought I knew what love was on my wedding day, I know that my understanding of love as well as my love... Continue Reading →

This is boring… and I kinda don’t wanna do it…

I really hope I am not the only one who finds doing church stuff to be boring. Don't get me wrong, I love the gospel and know that it is going to bless my life, I just haven't reached the point of enjoying all of it yet. I get really overwhelmed with everything I have... Continue Reading →

How do I start being an every day missionary?

So I wanna be an everyday missionary, how in the world do I do that? And where do I start? When I was called to be a ward missionary these were the questions I had. It was time for my own little MTC experience in my own home with the best teachers and those were... Continue Reading →

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