Ever since I was in primary I've always had a ctr ring. It seems like no matter how many times I lose it, it always shows up somewhere. It's like it's a part of me, constantly inspiring me to choose the right.
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I converted to Mormonism my sophomore year of High School. I had been making bad choices, like smoking, and I was pretty much addicted to coffee and energy drinks. I met this guy named James, started a friendship, and after about 4 months of knowing him, he started telling me about the church. At first I acted negatively, even threatening to break off my friendship with him because he believed that "nonsense", but after doing some research online, I became more receptive to it. After a few more months, I decided to join the church. When I did, it was like a new thread had joined James and I together and we started dating. He got us CTR rings and we promised each other our purity. The ring and James were what I focused on when I quit smoking. Every time I would need a smoke, I'd talk to him, or, if I couldn't do that, I'd focus on my ring and say a prayer to ask God to help me do the right thing & not light up. It's been 13 years since then, totally nicotine-free, but sadly, James left the church about 10 years ago so I had to leave him. I always think of him and say a prayer for him when I see my CTR ring, even after all these years.
For me, CTR is what got me to join the church. When I was younger, one of my peers had been wearing a ring in class, and I questioned him on what CTR meant. He told me it was an abbreviation for "Choose the Right." When I got home, I thought about what that meant, and I could not get it out of my mind. After a few minutes of thought, I decided to look online for a solution. I came to learn about the church, and out of curiosity, I began to play with that particular friend a lot more. So, when I had gone over to his house for lunch, his mother asked me about my religion. I replied, "I don't have one." She questioned me about my thoughts about church and lectured me on what this church meant and what they believed. That Sabbath day, I joined my friend at church, and came to attend every single Sunday from that day on. I believe it was my Heavenly Father's way of signaling to me that this church is the true church.
By purchasing a CTR ring you are showing Heavenly Father you will listen and obey him. I think that by wearing this ring it will help us to remember the covenants we made with the Lord & Jesus Christ. We are his children, and by being obedient He will help us to walk beside him. The CTR ring will help us to always choose the right. It will also help us better to do missionary work when ever asked about the ring which we wear. We should always be open to questions about our faith. Do not hide what makes you happy.