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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon student wife and mother of 5.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of five children. I have a wonderful husband and we are in on our 9th year of graduate/professional school. I love reading, camping, playing with my kids, cooking, tennis, and music.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church in a small town in the midwest. I grew up knowing that I believed things that were different than my friends, but I developed a testimony that what I believed was true, and made me happy. As I am now trying to raise my own family, I try to teach them the same principles of righteousness and happiness that have blessed my life.

How I live my faith

I believe the commandments are blessings that bring happiness and peace now, as well as the promise of a future happiness. Some commandments, such as not drinking or smoking, are relatively easy for me. Others, like developing charity and weeding out pride have been more of a struggle, but I have felt strengthened and blessed as I've made small but meaningful progress.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

God has different roles for men and women to play in his plan to bring salvation and exaltation to his children. Women have the sacred right and privilege of bearing children. This blesses all of mankind. Men have the sacred right and privilege of holding the priesthood. Again, this blesses all of mankind. Since the priesthood is used to bless others, as a woman, I don't need to hold the priesthood to receive all the blessings from it that a man receives. Show more Show less