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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a twenty-something wife and mom with a passion for music, food, and good books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate, wife to a wonderful husband for 3 years and mom to a sweet baby girl. I grew up in Southern California in the South Bay Area and have been a member of the church from birth. I am the oldest of six, with two younger sisters, one younger stepsister, and two younger half-brothers. I played sports very competitively in my youth and participated in club soccer and softball. I love music and also spent a lot of time learning to play the flute and sing. My favorite subjects in school were always history and English. After I graduated from high school, I attended Brigham Young University for four years and got my bachelor's degree in Psychology. I love reading, writing, learning, blogging, and teaching. One day, when we're more established, I dream of travelling all over the world, particularly Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but spent several years of my youth being inactive. My parents got divorced when I was 13, and this was hard on me. I stopped going to church for a little while. However, my faith and my belief in the doctrines of the gospel never wavered. Eventually, I realized that something was missing in my life, and I was not truly happy. I began to attend church again and the hole I had been feeling was instantly filled. I was reactivated and participated in several organizations within the church, including seminary, an early-morning class for teenagers devoted to teaching about books of scripture including the Bible and Book of Mormon. I have been active in the church since then, and I absolutely love being a member. I remember feeling a sort of emptiness that I couldn't put my finger on, and a feeling that I was not fulfilling my purpose. Being a member of Christ's church has given me direction, and I have found immense purpose through it. It is also a wonderful blessing to know that, since I am far from perfect, when I make mistakes I can repent and make things better again because of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I do my best to reach out to others to help them along their journeys of life as well, because I haven't forgotten the youth leaders and others who helped me become active in the church again when I had gone away from it.

How I live my faith

I'm currently a member of a married student ward in Provo, Utah. I serve as a Relief Society Publicity Specialist, and my calling is so fun! I am in charge of updating a blog for the ward, helping make fliers for activities, and taking pictures to document all the fun we have as a group of sisters. I also serve as a visiting teacher, which means I get together with a female companion and go and visit, bring treats to, and develop friendships with several women in my ward.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Husbands and wives have distinct, but equally important, responsibilities in the family. Men are primarily responsible for providing, presiding over, and protecting the family - they help to meet the family's temporal needs. Women create a loving atmosphere in the home and help to nurture children. It is the responsibility of both to ensure that home is a safe haven from the world, where the family can be uplifted and strengthened. Husbands and wives should both be involved in the lives of their children. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are sacred places where member of the church meet as often as they can to participate in what are called "ordinances," acts that are necessary for salvation. These include marriage; sealings, in which members of a family are sealed to each other for eternity; and baptisms by proxy for those who have passed away without the opportunity to receive the gospel. Nothing practiced in the temple is "secret"; however, we don't talk about some things that happen in the temple because we consider them sacred. Everyone can have the opportunity to attend the temple if they demonstrate worthiness by living a clean life and receiving a recommendation from a bishop or church leader to enter the temple. Show more Show less