Anonymous asked: what do you say when you tell someone you're a mormon and they ask "whats different about your church?" i've tried briefly explaining about the restoration but i'm met with "oh so you think your church is the only true one, just like every other church believes" :S i dont want to sound arrogant *even though i know this church IS true*
I try to stick to summarizing the 13 Articles of Faith, they’re great for that :) even have them a card of them if you have any on hand. (I think you can get some from your bishop) And for the last part, explain that all churches have bits and pieces of the truth, but you believe, and know, that your church connects the dots. <3
myown-advocate asked: The only people you should share your Patriarchal Blessing with are your spouse and children, unless otherwise VERY strongly directed by the Spirit. They are very sacred. However, you can ask an Institute teacher what certain words or terms mean, just leave out the context. :)
Anonymous asked: whys it so hard to get back on track? :,( I know I need to start repenting but where can I get that sorrow for my sins when I've done the sin so many times? It's as if I am desensitized from the spirit telling me it's wrong anymore..
I know that feeling…. talk to your Bishop about it, or read/listen to lots of conference talks that talk about that certain sin.
The only way to have a change of heart is to have a change of action.
the second you change and use all your will power to remember why it’s bad then things will be different… i’ve struggled with that in the past too so i can understand - kim
Anonymous asked: There are so many things about the LDS Church that I find appealing and make me want to convert, like the blessings in the temple and all the eternity kind of stuff. But then there is a lot of doctrine that I don't agree with and I've read many things about how Joseph Smith was a false prophet and made up the BoM... I just don't know what to believe anymore :/
When it comes to reading things about Joseph Smith being a false prophet… pray about it. That’s the only true way to get answers for those questions. Documentations can be abridged and dramatized to make it seem like he was a sketchy person, when in actuality they were all written from a biased source.
Talk to a missionary about the doctrine you don’t agree with or even members of your nearest ward. and don’t be afraid to ask us questions too!!
Just keep praying and searching for your answer - kim
maggieoletamaedeever asked: I love the temple Christmas lights ! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and the temple is beautifulll!!!! Last year I begged my boyfriend to take me and he said he would but we didn't end up going:( I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that's he takes me this year !! They're are honestly the most beautiful thing
i love i ttoo!!!! hopefully he takes you this year! if not i would be SO willing to go with you! - kim
deawho asked: Hi! I recently got my patriarchal blessing! It was lost for months, but finally I got it. I studied it, prayed, but what now? Im gonna follow everything in it, but what more can I do? And if I have questions bcz I dont understand something, may I share little part of it, for example, with my Institute teacher?
no! don’t share it with someone unless you believe that they will be in your life forever. Just keep it close to you and dear to your heart. never stop studying from it and only share it when the time has properly come. - kim
Anonymous asked: Now I understood why the WoW is so important. And I dont mean the game. Friends were angry with that Im such a mormon and they convinced me to drink some punch. I felt so bad and sick just after one cup of punch! So I said NO MORE and now my friends understand that when I dont drink, I do it not only bcz Im a Mormon, but also bcz I dont like it. Everything bad is good for something. But I must ask you: Should I go to my bishop? I repented, and Im not going to do it again, so...
i would still talk to him just to clear the air but good for you! It’s such a great thing when you can have a testimony of something like that and be able to understand it more fully… sorry you got pushed into that situation though… i would be careful of those friends - kim
Anonymous asked: I read this guys blog about how he went on a mission and broke so many mission rules and was sent home 1 week early. he said he had been living a double life. I'm just so disturbed at this!!! How can I ever look at missionaries the same anymore????? aghhhh
Don’t have one missionary be your model for all missionaries. Some missionaries shouldn’t be out on their missions.. it’s true… but that doesn’t take away from all the great missionaries out there who are doing wonderful things.
My boyfriend had a companion who was a former drug dealer, was in the mexican army, and also was just all around wacky… he pretty much stated he would go inactive when he went back home… but that didn’t stop Josh from teaching and preaching and working hard to serve. One missionary shouldn’t be the cause for the work and the glory to stop or be seen different;y - kim
Anonymous asked: I was wondering if I could have some prayers for my sister. She is 17 and struggling with the church, and the youth her age aren't the greatest examples. They are often very unkind to one another; swearing as a 'joke' to one another and talking behind each others backs, which destroys any chance of true friendships between them. My sister, influenced by this, is starting to turn away, and I would so greatly appreciate any prayers or thoughts on her behalf. Thank you, lots of love. :)
Anonymous asked: I moved to Utah a year ago, and all of my friends are LDS. I am Jewish, and they can repeatedly made conversion attempts. I have been very respectful, I have gone to YW meetings, talked with missionaries, and read scriptures. After much prayer, and research in scripture, I know that I cannot be baptized. I have tried to subtly tell them I am truly a Jewish girl, but they will not listen. I am afraid to lose my friends by telling them they need to stop, what do I do?
Hey lovely, I’m really sorry that they’ve put pressure on you. I promise that if you explain that while you’ve appreciated learning more about the church, but aren’t interested in pursuing it further, and just really tell them what you’re feeling, things should go fine. Mormons just get really excited about sharing the gospel, and can forget to put on the brakes sometimes. :)
Anonymous asked: I literally cannot stop thinking about getting married. I'm only 18 and am in my first year of uni so I feel I shouldn't be having these thoughts ALL the time and just focus on school and normal things for my age.. But really.. I just want to get married now and start a family. AM I CRAZY?
Hahahah dearest <3 You’re not crazy, I promise. I don’t mean to play with the stereotype of the BYU’s, but that’s really common for people to feel as they start to reach the 18,19,20 age. I think it’s just the idea that it is possible to do now that gets really exciting, but you have to remember that there’s SO much more to marriage and family than at first realized. I totally know what you mean, but it’s something that shouldn’t be rushed into. You’re time will come sweet pea!! <3