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Guys, the only way I get through finals is by bribing myself with a trip to the kitchen after each 30-minute increment of studying. FAT with an "f", not a "ph".
Three years ago, I went to the temple lights with my best friend. He tried to get me to schedule an appointment to meet with the missionaries and learn about his church. I really didn't want anything to do with it, so I said no. 7 months later, I went over to tell him I called up his missionaries. 2 months later, he baptized me.
I don't have the intentions of offending anyone by saying this, but the church is true. It is. The things I made the choice to give up upon being baptized were forfeited for something more than just a happy message and nice people - you can get that anywhere. I lost friendships over it. Some of my family was contentious with my choice. But I am an extremely stubborn person, not easily swayed by the opinions of other people. Heavenly Father knows this. That is why, when I got on my knees to pray and ask Him if the whole "Mormon church thing" was real, He gave me an answer that was personal and undeniable.
As a psychology major, I've spent the last three years of school studying how our minds work. One theory of psychology is that people can create feelings they wish to feel. Many people try to argue out religion on this basis. However, I will be completely honest: initially, I wasn't wanting an answer to my prayers. An answer that the church was true meant I'd forsake a lifestyle of no rules, no moral obligations, and enter into something that - from a far - appeared to be restrictive and limiting.
But I got my answer. Many times. Each as powerful and convincing as the last.
If you've experienced this before, you know what I mean. If you haven't, you're rolling your eyes thinking to yourself "she's nuts". However, I invite you to ask who I asked (God; hehe), in the same manner (prayer), to receive the same answer.
To those that disagree with what I believe, and wish to argue with me regarding what I have stated, I'm sorry. But I am not taking any of it back. I don't mean to sound pretentious or disrespectful. I simply know what I believe to be true, through a plethora of many sacred experiences which I shall refrain from discussing in detail via blogspace. Get yo' own ;)
If you have any questions, or I've deeply offended you, please take it up with me via email:
Let's not turn the comment section into a heated argument about sacred things, please.