CTR Ring Shop.com Blog!

My name is Brandon and I am the owner of CTR Ring Shop.com, a website that sells CTR rings. I created this blog because in the process of selling CTR rings, I had the opportunity hear so many inspiring CTR ring related stories. I figured there are enough Latter-day Saints with uplifting stories that could inspire so many others, as they have me. Through these stories, we can truly learn what CTR means. Feel free to share your story and check back often, as a new story will be posted as often as often as possible! Enjoy!


100 CTR Rings!

We introduced a CTR ring "Wear and Share" program with our primary kids at the beginning of the year with the goal to give away 100 CTR rings by the end of the year.

To start, we made sure each of the children had one, and emphasized the importance of keeping it on their finger. Even the teachers got rings and wore them. Every Sunday, we took some time in opening exercises and let the children share any experiences they had in which a friend, neighbor or classmate noticed their ring and asked about it.

The kids shared what CTR stood for, and that it helped them remember to make good choices. After they shared their experience, we gave them a ring to give to their friend. Some kids were giving out 3 rings in one week. It took only about 3 months to give away 100 rings in our small community!

Allison Bevans

Monmouth, OR


CTR Ring for a Friend

My best friend in, the most amazing guy I know, was having trouble.. I found out on accident that he had problems with porn - he left a video on his computer and forgot about it, so when I went to do homework over at his house, things didn't go well.

I talked to my mom, who converted to the church when she was 18 and she said that I should teach him about the gospel and why that was wrong. A few weeks later I heard that Kirby Heyborne was going to be at our local Deseret Book store, so I went to meet him.

While I was there I purchased Sons of Provo, which Kirby signed. When I went home I watched the movie and the one part that stuck out to me was the part where Kirby's character talked about his CTR Ring and how it "keeps him where he needs to be." So I decided to drive back to Deseret Book and find the perfect CTR Ring for my best friend.

When I found it, I put it on a chain and gave it to him as a reminder to make the right decision. Now he wears it around his neck every day, and when I ask him if he's having any trouble, he always says, "You know, whenever I wear this ring around my neck, I'm not tempted to do that. It's like it's making me do the right thing."

Julia Kelley

Carnation, WA


A Simple Reminder

Well, to start off, I absolutely LOVE my ring. It fits perfectly and I can wear it with just about anything. Because of this, I have a reminder of what I should be doing whenever any little temptation might arise. I simply just look down at the ring (much more pleasant to look at) if there is immodesty or any other random thing that Satan might throw my way. Beside all of that, it looks great!

Jason Fisher
Blackfoot, ID


Music Class Friend

I would like to share my story about my missionary experience while wearing one of your CTR rings.

I felt really strongly about getting a new one when my old ring got to small. I couldn't wait to get my new ring, and finally the day came. I was so excited I showed it to all my LDS friends. After all the hype died down and the ring became a normal thing on my finger I loved it still and always wore it.

Then one day in a Music Appreciation class one of my non-member friends asked what that was on my finger, and what it stood for. As I told him, I felt the spirit guiding me to go further and further. Soon it became an everyday thing to talk about our church and what he did and didn't know.

Eventually I was able to give him a Book of Mormon and he came to church with me every once in a while. Unfortunately i had to move, but as I check up every once in a while he still goes regularly to church and mutual. I was so very happy to have been able to help God's work be fulfilled.

Marcus Harding
Casa Grande, AZ

A Found Ring

I got my first "real" (you know - not the adjustable ones that we get in primary) CTR ring on my 12th Christmas as a gift from my mom. I wore that ring through middle school, high school, and through my mission, into the years after my mission, and still wear that same ring now.

I remember when I was serving as a missionary in Spain, Madrid one day my companion and I decided to make some brownies for a less-active member in our area. We had been out knocking doors that morning and planned on going in just before our "medio dia" siesta time to make these brownies. When we got to our apartment, I remember taking some garbage that was in my pocket out of my pocket and also taking my ring off my finger to make these brownies.

When we finished making the brownies, before we left to deliver the brownies I grabbed everything I set on the counter (including my CTR ring and the garbage I had taken out of my pocket) and put it back in my pocket, with the intention to throw it in a garbage can en route to visit this particular member. When we passed a garbage can, I took everything out of my pocket and threw it away, not realizing my CTR ring was there with the garbage I was going to toss.

We made the visit, and upon returning to our apartment for meido dia, I realized I didn't have my CTR ring, but could not remember where I had put it. I looked all over the apartment. In the bathroom, the kitchen, our study room, EVERYWHERE, and I could not remember where I had put it.

After 30 minutes of looking, and realizing the intrinsic value the ring had to me being a Christmas gift from my mother, I knew I had to find it. It wasn't until that moment that I realized that I had to pray to find this ring. I knelt down and started to pray, and even before I finished my prayer, it hit me like a ton of bricks... I HAD THROWN THE RING IN THE TRASH CAN! To my excitement, I went and grabbed my companion and took him back out to the street we walked to get to the member's house. Amazingly, I knew the EXACT trashcan I threw it in, and sure enough, it was there.

Through this experience and many others like it, I have grown to learn to always choose the right and trust in the power of prayer. I am so grateful for this experience and that I still have my CTR ring. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Brandon Young
Provo, UT