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Hi I'm Ashlee

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the curator of an art museum. I love the arts, of course, and traveling, seeing new places, and being outdoors. But, most important to me are people - my wonderful family and friends, especially my crew of amazing and adorable nieces and nephews.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have tested out its teachings, lived by its commandments and I have absolutely no doubt that they come from God and that they are the truth. The Gospel has given me answers and guidance for every situation and every adversity that I have yet faced in life, and peace and hope for the future.

How I live my faith

Right now, I serve as a leader in the local women's organization for the Church. Our main desire is to make sure that the women in our church unit are being cared for spiritually, emotionally and even temporally. We teach each other the principles of the Gospel and build meaningful friendships so that we can support one another. We visit sisters one-on-one and create opportunities for fun activities and service also. I also am involved in service in the community. I feel that if we follow Christ, we should be on the look-out for those who may be in need of our help. The smallest act of service can make a big impact. You never know who needs help but the Lord always does. In my little neighborhood, I there are widows, single mothers and other women who I help with small day-to-day occurrences. There is no better feeling than knowing that you can help someone else who might be in need.

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

Ashlee
I don't think its easy to define Mormon women. We are as diverse as any group of women. As a single woman, I associate with remarkable women each and every day, and I do see trends. We are women who believe that this life has a purpose, and much of that faith-driven perspective inspires us to respect ourselves, our bodies, and to strive to be engaged in good activities, learning and education and worthy causes. Overall, we are women who try hard to do good, to make a difference in people's lives and to be a positive influence in the world around us. The idea that womanhood is sacred and that women are gifted with unique and powerful characteristics and attributes is central to the doctrine of the Mormon Church. Thus, women and men are considered equal - distinct and different by nature - but intended to come together in equality. Show more Show less