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Hi I'm Patti

I grew up in Utah. I am married and I live in South Jordan. My husband and I own our own business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and I am a mother of 4 young adult children. My oldest is a child with handicaps. I am a teacher in the public education system. I have a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Masters Degree in Education. My husband manages the business that we own. My husband and I are "history nerds." We love to travel around the country and visit historical sites. I am also a voracious reader. I read books from all different genres. I am a talented singer. One word that I would use to describe myself is "resilient." I have overcome many trials in my life; I credit the gospel of Jesus Christ and my testimony as the main reasons why I am that way.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I just went along with them and the rest of my family. I did not become "converted" until I attended a Youth Camp at Brigham Young University when I was 14 years old. There I met Don Black, a teacher in the Church Education System. The lessons that he taught made sense to me and I began to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. The other girls that were attending the camp began to tease me and mock me about being a "goody-goody." I guess Satan did not want me gaining a testimony. Somehow I overcame their opposition and I came home very much converted to the church.

How I live my faith

I attend all the meetings that my church has on Sunday (Sunday School, Sacrament Meeting, etc.) plus I participate in several monthly service activities throughout the year that my church and neighborhood sponsors. I think that if one truly believes in the gospel than they should show that through service activities. "Actions speak louder than words."

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormons do believe that men and women are equals, but that they have seperate roles. One role is not more important than the other, but they are of equal importance and when each fulfills her or his duty, the roles actually complement and support each other. Some people think that women in our church are "subservient" to the men in our church. Actually, if a man member of our church correctly applies the principals that he has learned on how to be a rightgeous leader, he complements, supports and enhances the women members. Our prophet and leaders are constantly admonishing the men to be virtuous and humble in their relationships with the women. The women are also instructed to support the men in their different "callings" or "jobs" within the church. The women are very service oriented. We participate in activities that are helpful and uplifting to each other. Show more Show less