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Why I Wear Two Rings

I’m no “Disco Stu”.

Disco Stu (Series 9)

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What I’m trying to say is that as a general rule I’m not a fan of male jewelry—no bracelets, no necklaces, no earrings. I do, however, wear two rings.

One I wear for obvious reasons, it’s a symbol of eternal love and devotion to my spouse. Why I wear the other ring is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. I wear it for symbolic reasons as well.

My other ring is a CTR ring. CTR is an acronym for “Choose The Right”, as such it is a constant reminder to me to do the right thing—no matter the consequences.

CTR Ring

Ring available from Deseret Book

It is common for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) to give these rings to our children when they are preparing for baptism.

A CTR ring is a common symbol of the Church. I...

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I always loved wearing my CTR ring as a child. Even now that I’m an adult this small symbol helps remind me to make good decisions.

Symbols are a powerful teaching tool. What symbols do you see or use in your life? How do they help you live your life? Sound off in the comments below.