My Beliefs

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Donny Osmond

“As I’ve traveled all over the world, the fact that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has caused a lot of interesting questions. I’ve received so many letters and e-mails asking things like, What are the basic beliefs of Latter-day Saints?”

Debby & Donny Osmond

My Testimony

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…Some want to know how Debbie and I have been able to maintain a strong marriage — over all these years — while living in the world of show business. Others want to know how we dealt with the challenges of raising a close and happy family in such difficult times.

How do we maintain a balance between work, and family life? Well, you know it’s not always easy, but the following pages are my attempt to explain a way of life that helps answer these kinds of questions. It gives me stability in a world, and in a business, that can be uncertain, compromising, and stressful. It’s the pattern that gives me direction in my life. And, I hope that this information will help answer some of your questions.

Questions & Answers

  • Are Mormons Christian?

    Do Mormon’s believe that it is by works that you are saved? Why did the Mormons turn away from the Christian Bible ?

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  • Finding God

    I have never been very religious in my youth. But as I grow older (35), I’m trying to find myself and God. My husband is an atheist and thinks that religion is full of nonsense. How can I have a personal relationship with God?

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  • WOW

    I know many Mormons that drink all kinds of sodas and the high caffeine energy drinks.  Are these a part of the Word of Wisdom? Also as I read the Word of Wisdom you shared, it seems to me that overeating/indulging would also be against the Word of Wisdom.  I have seen an awful lot of overweight Mormons in my lifetime.

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  • Missions

    I wonder what you will do if I will visit your home and try to convert you from your religion to my religion? You probably will stay polite but you will reject my offer, right? Then why do people from your church still continue going on a ‘war’ path trying to convert other people?

    How sure are you that people who do convert are sincere and genuine about it?

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  • Did your faith help you heal when you struggled with anxiety?

    I’ve had an anxiety disorder since my early teens, but this year due to a combination of factors, I became more seriously ill than ever before.

    When you were really suffering, what tricks did you employ to help you manage certain tasks? And did prayer and reflection come in to play a lot for you during these times? Was it your faith that helped keep you afloat through the harder times? Did the bad days ever cause you to question your faith? Do you consider those days a test for you? Or did you feel, that no matter how hard things were, God was always present to comfort you and keep your strength up?

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  • Question from your website

    Are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allowed to remarry upon death of a believing spouse? If so, would a man or woman have two spouses in the Kingdom of God? Would the second marriage also be deemed an ‘eternal marriage’?

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  • Beliefs

    what would you say 2 people who say your faith is a cult? hoping you r ok.

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  • Joseph Smith

    Why do you believe Joseph Smith lied about practicing polygamy? How do you think polyandry fits into D&C 132:61? I’m a church investigator and I’m really stuck on these issue. Please help me.

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  • Forgiveness

    My son passed away at 31-and was on antidepressants, sleeping medication, and he got into drugs.  After he OD’ in 2009, he went into rehab and wrote about his anger, hurt, and the things that enabled him to find a way into a pain free life.  After reading these pages, I learned that he was angry at me for many things, and the hurt was real.  I learned he had been bullied, and I didn’t know at the time all of the suffering he was going through…I am constantly asking him to forgive me for not knowing how badly my actions…or lack of paying attention  affected him.  His siblings read these notes, and are blaming me and his short-tempered dad for all he had gone through…now they don’t even want me to visit my grandchildren because they think I will damage them.  I have many faults, but growing older has also made me wiser, and I can’t take back their past…I hope they forgive me, but most important, I hope my son who is in heaven forgives me…I know God does as we are all sinners…I pray and cry a lot-feeling like no one will give me a second chance…

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