That's a problem?
What kind of religion would it be if it did not have a lasting impact on its members? What good would it do me to attend church for three hours every Sunday and then to go home and completely forget all about it the rest of the week? I might as well not attend at all, if I didn't let the things I learned on Sunday guide my choices throughout the rest of the week.
The fact is, I want my religion to permeate my life. I want to make decisions based on my knowledge of right and wrong. I've made this choice, not because I was coerced into it or because I'm too dumb to know better, but because I am happier, more fulfilled, more successful in the things I want to be successful in, when I live my life according to the principles I am taught on Sunday. And I believe this should be true of any religion. If you attend Mass, you should allow your Catholic faith to influence you throughout the week. If you attend synagogue, likewise, and down the list to include all religions. If church is something you leave in the parking lot as you drive away, it's no more than a way to kill a couple of hours.
My name is Tristi Pinkston, and I don't just attend the Mormon Church ... I am a Mormon.