What We Believe

templeWe are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, most commonly known as the Mormon church. We have both been members our entire lives, and our beliefs have shaped who we are today, how we raise our son, and how we live our lives. We know that the Savior lived and died for us, and that our family can be together forever. Being members of the LDS church brings us so much joy, and we would love to share that joy with you. If you ever have any questions, we would be happy to answer them.

This photo to the left is of the Denver Temple, and is where Forrest and I were married in 2010. For LDS people, attending the temple is one of the most important things we can do, and they are  incredibly beautiful, inside and out. Temples are scattered across the world, and even if you aren’t a member of the church, you are invited to visit the grounds or visitors center. I’ve found that some of my most peaceful and spiritual experiences have happened just sitting on the temple grounds. 

Forrest served a two-year mission in the Riverside, California area where he served among the Spanish-speaking people of that region. During that time, he encountered some of the most challenging, yet rewarding, experiences of his life. If you ever run into the missionaries, even if you aren’t interested…be nice 🙂

With that said, we don’t have a hidden agenda to convert everyone that reads our blog to Mormonism, and we invite people from all faiths and belief systems to read. However, because our lives are so influenced by our membership in the LDS church, our beliefs will come out in different posts, and we have no intentions of hiding what we believe.  We feel that everyone has the right to believe what they do, and hope you respect us for our beliefs. We aren’t here to start a debate, and if we receive any hateful or argument-ridden emails/comments, they will be deleted. If you have any questions about our faith or Church, please don’t hesitate to ask.

To learn more about what we believe, visit our profiles at Mormon.org, or email as at clarkscondensed (at) gmail (dot) com, or visit LDS.org. We’d even be willing to send you a Book of Mormon if you want one.

Katie and Forrest


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