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!


Totally Nicotine Free

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.


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