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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a wife, a mother and a writer. But most importantly... I am a Mormon!

About Me

I have 5 small children and love being their mother. I have a BS in Journalism and love to sew! I have lived in several areas of the United States but have to admit, OHIO is my favorite!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to good parents who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before I was born. As I grew up, I was taken to church weekly and taught at home the teachings of Jesus Christ. I was encouraged throughout my childhood to discover for myself the truth of the things that I was taught. I took it upon myself to read the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I prayed often and in sincerity of heart and felt the warmth of the Spirit of God in my soul witness unto me that these teachings and writings of the Book of Mormon are true. I continue now, even as an adult to pray and ask for a witness of the truth of the teachings that I continue to receive. I am a Mormon because I have studied the teachings and have found them to be true and correct. I am a Mormon because I not only believe IN Jesus Christ, but I BELIEVE Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I really enjoy helping and serving others. It really helps me to learn of the Savior's love for His children by serving them. I enjoy sewing as a service to our local preschool, neighbors, and friends. I have started a free sewing class for those in my ward and area. I believe that when the Lord blesses us with a gift or talent, it is our duty as His children to share what He has given us with others, that their lives may be blessed as ours is. It feels good to share my talents and I always receive more than I give, just as the servants in Matthew 25.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

We act how we dress. It is a simple way to alter behavior. When dressed lazily, we act lazily. When dressed formally, we act formally; and likewise, when we are dressed immodestly, we are inclined to act immodestly. A respect for the body is demanded when we take the opportunity to clothe our bodies to demand such. It is important as parents to teach our children while they are young to clothe the body in a manner demanding such respect, not only from others, but a respect of self. If children are taught young, they may never feel comfortable in immodest clothing. Show more Show less

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Abortion is taking away the opportunity for one of God's children to live upon the earth. We believe it is not our right to deny anyone this great blessing of life. Show more Show less