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!



After 25 years of Church inactivity, I am grateful that I have chosen the right path back to full fellowship. To "choose the right" for me has meant to allow my Savior's atonement to work on my behalf for my salvation in the most real sense. By making the choice to repent and serve my Heavenly Father, I am once again worthy to receive the eternal blessings He has been waiting to bestow upon me.

-Nancy Rasmussen, AL



My 6 year old son, is a collector of rings. Yesterday, someone tempted him to do something he knew was wrong, and to not tell me, his mother. He said, "This isn't something Mom would like" but was told that I didn't have to know. (It was only to eat a cookie before dinner.) He did it, but felt repentant, and came right to me and told me what he had done. He wanted to choose the right and be honest. It took great courage to tell me, especially because the person who tempted him was right there in the room when he confessed. I'm grateful to have a son who knows what is the right, and also knows what the Savior would have him do, when he makes a mistake.

-Elizabeth Wilcken, WA

Look Before Making Choices

I wear a CTR necklace around my house and a small ring around in my daily life. I have often stared down at my ring or necklace and thought about my choices before making them. This has saved myself, my company, and my friends from bad situations many more times than once in bad situations.




Choose the right, agency, it rules my life and the life of my parents and boyfriend. I am blessed by our Savior Jesus and His teachings.

Amy Lynn, FL


Found Purse

A few years ago, I worked for a police force as a civilian and while I was walking down a street near the city centre I found a lady's purse, full of cash, bank cards, everything. It was obvious it had not been there long, it was just sitting on the pavement. I could not see anyone as it was a quiet residential street. I looked through it to see if I could find an address but nothing, only a photograph (who may or may not have been the actual owner) and a name on a card. I handed it in to a local police station and the officer I said he recognized the person in the photo as the mother of one of their staff at that very police station! So glad the owner was able to be reunited with their property.



My husband and I grew up in the church but both became inactive during our teen years. After our first son was born we knew we wanted to seal our family in the temple and raise our children in the church. I bought the Sunstone Ring for my husband, which he wears on his right index finger. Every time he sees it he's reminded of the covenants we've made in the sacred temples.

-Aubrey Kingsford
Des Moines, WA


When I first joined the church and was called to Primary, I couldn't figure out why they were calling the kids "CenTeRs." They were always referring to the "CTRs," and in print, I certainly thought it was the abbreviation. As an adult, I like to think of CTR as "Current Temple Recommend."

-Lea-Ann White
Davenport, IA


Nauvoo Trip

I grew up in the church and wore one of the green CTR rings. In 2001 we went to Nauvoo with our youngest daughter, then 9, and while we were there we found her and I silver CTR rings. I have worn mine constantly since then, many times it has become a missionary tool when I have clients ask why I wear it and what it means. My daughter is now 18 and in college. When she moved away, one of the things we made sure she took with her was her CTR ring. Not only are they a reminder of a special trip in our lives, but they are reminders of what the Savior would have us do at all times. During many dark times in the past few years, I have looked to those words for comfort and guidance.

-Christine Scott
Rigby, ID