" God not only sees you as a mortal being on a small planet who lives a brief season- He sees you as his child. He sees you as the being you capable and designed to become. He want’s you to know, that you matter to Him. "
alexandriaps asked: Courtney, what fitness attire are sister missionaries aloud to have? I have the yoga pants capris but I have a feeling they aren't aloud. I also do not want to wear baggy basketball shorts haha.
Thats a really good question! if you go to lds.org/missionary and go to dress and grooming it tells you what kind of cloths are allowed from dresses and skirts to exercise and service cloths. What they really emphasize is things that are not too tight or form fitting, but still looks good. i had a pair of exercise capris that were looser and they were fine, i also had basketball shorts, BUT i really like basketball shorts. Depending on where you go, bringing some type of exercise pant is really useful for when its cold outside! i really wished i would have brought some.
The stuff is definitely out there you just have to look, i think i found stuff like that at tj maxx and ross, so i could get good quality for a good price.
if you can, bring a pair of exercise shoes and a pair of work shoes (like just converse or vans if you have them) i only brought 1 pair and they got pretty grungy pretty fast, because we did so much outdoor service type work.
The link is there for you to click! i hope you find stuff that works!
Anonymous asked: To the anon that talked about masturbation, I've been going through the same thing & talking to the Bishop is SO helpful. I was fearful that he'd look down on me & be disappointed in me, but he just took it in stride & helped me through. One thing he said that helped me was that masturbation is more widespread among men & women than people think. Talking to the bishop is wonderful, & it's helping me realize more about the depth & real power of the Atonement. Being worthy to feel the Spirit rocks
YOU GO GLENCOCO!!! Talking to the bishop is great right?!
Anonymous asked: Can you explain doctrine and covenants 132:61-64?? It scares me..
Alright, I’ll give the best breakdown that i can, because these are VERY loaded scriptures.
So basically at this point was when polygamy was becoming more apparent in the church (keep in mind also.. it was the whole country too.) and in sectuin 131 it talked about the everlasting covenant of marriage and how it was essential to exaltation.
There were also more woman than men (common thing actually) so to support widows and people who may not have the chance to marry because of the lack of men, polygamy was a big deal.
People were worried that because they were marrying two wives that they were committing adultery on he wives when they would be with the other wife. so the first couple of verses (61-63) are just explaining that it’s not adultery. BUt if a girl marries more than once… it is.
Why is it like that? i couldn’t tell you. But it’s like that with the sealing power as well.. If a woman was sealed in the temple to a man, and they got a divorce, if she wanted to marry again she would have to get the sealing anulled, The husband doesnt.
Why is it like that? I couldn’t tell you but we will know eventually.
The last verse sounds a lot more vicious than it actually i promise. It’s just saying what all other verses about faith and obedience say: Keep my covenants, be righteous , or bad things happen/cast out of my sight/ spiritual death/ destruction.
Don’t be scared of the scriptures. Just pray for understanding and read deep into it. D&C is hard because it’s all revelation to Joseph Smith and a lot of it is hard to understand or to take in.
but hey we love you and thanks for asking :) - kim
Anonymous asked: I've been trying to stop masturbating because I know it's wrong and I've been really successful. Except I just started my period and I've already started doing it again. I'm afraid this is gonna be a problem every month and I don't think I'll be able to completely stop because if it. What should I do?
If you’re aware it’s an addiction i recommend going : here
it’s the addiction recovery program for the church. IT’s wonderful, I’ve gone through it. It really will help!
But the first step… WANTING to stop. If you give in and tell yourself you’re never going to stop then it will become a self fulfilled prophecy.
We’re here to support you, but search for help. Talk to your bishop. It’s a little taboo because it’s more common in men, but talk to a leader and have them help you.
We’ll be here for you every step of the way if you would like :) - kim
kaylincraddockk asked: I am currently 15 and I am not allowed to have any part of the church except for stake dances until I'm 18. Like I am forbidden from everything else. What can I do to geow my testimony and still feel a oart of the church?
THE INTERNET IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!
Indulge yourself in CES broadcasts and talks online from lds.org. Read a lot, talk to people a lot, pray a lot. Live the gospel even if you can’t be a part of it yet. I promise you there will be a huge growth in testimony! ANd hey! We’re always here :) - kim
Anonymous asked: My family grew up in the church, but my two older sisters are no longer active. They have no desire in coming back. My parents go but only to sacrament but they do not live the gospel. I am preparing to go on a mission and they have all been very supportive and helping me raise money. I know i am not perfect and i make mistakes. The bad part is that they see that and things i do wrong they blame the church. Any advice on how to tell them these are my mistakes not the church's?
That’s a trickey one… Just remind them that you’ve made those choices. The church has never swayed your hand and made you do anything you didn’t want to do. The church is perfect, the people aren’t. It’s hard to realize this and explain to people but just give it time. And hey congrats on choosing to go on a mission!!!! That would be a big blessing for you aas well as your family :)
We’ll pray for you my dear… dont be a stranger! Keep us updated on your mission progress and your family progress! - kim
Anonymous asked: Any advice for a 17 year old girl investigating the church coming from a liberal catholic household?
Just follow your feelings! Talk to your parents about it and keep investigating the church. It really is a wonderful place and a wonderful gospel. My mom used to be catholic and her family didn’t take it well but once they learned it didn’t turn her into something different from their daughter they were excepting. Good luck! and let us know if you have anymore questions!
" The spirit of God speaking to the spirit of man has power to impart truth with greater effect and understanding than the truth can be imparted by personal contact even with heavenly beings. Through the holy ghost the truth is woven into every fiber and sinews of the body so it cannot be forgotten. "
Anonymous asked: I'm a non member, but I'm doing young women personal progress. I want to work on individual worth. For the second required value experience, it says at the end "if you have not received your patriarchal blessing, prepare to receive it." I know that I cannot do this, does this mean I cannot complete that value of personal progress?
Definitely not! there was a girl i taught in my last area of my mission who had been meeting with the missionaries for 4 years because she wasn’t allowed to get baptized until she was 18, and she was able to get hers.
You can still prepare to receive one though. Talk with your young women’s leaders and your bishop/ branch president. They can give you help on things to do, because of the situation. I know thats what they did for my investigator :] you can definitely still receive your personal progress award, you’ve worked for it!