At age 19, I became the only member of my family to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although I had been welcomed beautifully, I could feel that I was different from the others. In many ways, I felt alone because I didn't have much in common with them in terms of religion and background.
"Through the power of this priesthood which Elijah bestowed, husband and wife may be sealed, or married for eternity; children may be sealed to their parents for eternity; thus the family is made eternal, and death does not separate the members."
My journey to the temple was not an easy one. Try explaining to your strict Catholic-Italian father that not only will he not be able to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle, but that he will not be able to enter the temple to watch me be married either!
When someone struggles with an addiction, it’s important to know that there is hope. There are people every single day all around the world who are able to find freedom from the substance or behavior holding them hostage.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often asked a variety of questions about what "Mormons" believe. Myself, as a convert to the Church, have been loaded with such questions. "Are you still a Christian?". "Do you celebrate Christmas and Easter?". "Do you believe in the Trinity?" These are just some of the questions I would receive from relatives, and school friends.