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

  • Regret

    I have been having trouble accepting because I’m scared. I dated this guy who wasn’t Mormon and I got hurt badly that I’m confuse of what happen. I’m over him but just by looking at him hurts. Like watching videos of him getting drunk or anything. I been having this overwhelming feeling of fear….like I’m scared of him. Like I’m scared and I don’t know how to overcome it. How can I accept and also to let go? What can i do?I tried everything and your website gave me a sense of answers and truth.

    Dear Sydney,
     
    First, I must alert you that I am in no way a professional counselor and it may be best for you, if you can, to seek such counseling.
     
    If you have followed my life at all, you will know that I went through a period of having panic attacks.  I think it was that I allowed myself to think I had to be perfect every time I stepped on stage.  Of course, no one is perfect and when I finally accepted the fact that maybe others were reinforced to some degree, when and if they saw imperfection in me or others as it seemed to give them some peace toward their own imperfections. 
     
    The panic attacks, I suppose are akin to your abiding fear.  I think if we can just look at our lives realistically and see that things are going to work out, things are going to be okay, no matter what, it may bring some relief.  It is just a matter of facing reality.  There really, honestly isn’t that much to be afraid of especially, if we have the gospel and the Lord in our lives.  He loves us and has taken upon himself our fears, our sorrows, our pains and yes, our sins if we will just put our trust in him.  He said:
     
    28  ¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
    30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28 – 30)
     
    Another thought:  Faith and fear are opposites.  Faith, I think is a gift and we must acquire it though prayer and study of the gospel in the scriptures.  If you can focus on exercising your faith instead of allowing your fear to keep bothering you, I believe you may find the peace you seek.
     
    Bless you!
     
    Donny Osmond