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!
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."
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.