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Hi I'm Bridget

I'm a blogger, literature lover, culinary experimenter, and travel-oholic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with six children. I volunteer as an art docent in my kids' elementary school. I like theatre and musicals. I work in my family's business.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home. At the age of 21, I began to question and doubt whether I went to church because my parents did or because I really believed. Through a lot of prayer and study over several weeks, I found that God really does answer my prayers...just like he answered the prayers of so many before me. I felt a quiet assurance that God loves me and that he sent his son Jesus Christ to provide a path back to him. Heavenly Father spoke to prophets of old and they recorded their experiences in the scriptures. He still speaks to prophets today and His church is led by one, Thomas S. Monson. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an awesome place to learn about Christ and to grow spiritually with others. I'm so glad I belong. I have been greatly blessed through obedience to the commandments...commandments I wouldn't know anything about if it weren't for church.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday even when I'm on vacation. I am a den mother for cub scouts, lead a challenge course for teen girls at camp in the summer and visit a few women from our women's group outside of regular Sunday meetings each month. Probably most importantly, my husband and I read scriptures with our children and pray together every evening.

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

I think Mormon women are very similar to any other group of women. We have a variety of personalities and abilities. Most are actively engaged in improving their lives and the lives of those around them. Yes! Men and women are equals. Growing up as a Mormon girl and progressing into a young woman, college student, missionary, married woman, business owner and mother I usually feel comfortable expressing my opinions and views whether at home or at church or at the office for that matter. People often behave in similar ways to others around them. Sometimes, it's tricky to balance the ideal of what Jesus taught with the reality we live in. While not everyone behaves in a way that indicates men and women are equals, it doesn't change our life's challenge, which is to gain eternal life with our Father in Heaven. We have a responsibility to come unto Christ and acquire Godly-attributes, the same attributes Jesus demonstrated to us during his earthly ministry. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Ancient prophets wrote the Book of Mormon. It was translated into English by Joseph Smith. Show more Show less