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Hi I'm Roland Tyler

I'm a rock climber. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always enjoyed being active and having fun. I enjoy rock climbing, volleyball, tennis, basketball, hiking, and I absolutely love baseball. I'm a student at college right now and am studying to be a teacher. I love learning, and I think part of that is what makes me want to teach. I moved around a lot growing up, spending time in Georgia, Nebraska, Illinois, Idaho, and Washington. I played piano for a number of years growing up, and took up guitar near the end of high school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into a family that was already Mormon, but I have not left the church; and that is on purpose. As I have been a member of the church, it has given me values that have kept me safe and happy. There is so much heartache in the world that could be avoided if people simply lived more morally. We don't need to drink, there doesn't need to be pre-marital sex. Those things all cause heartache, and I'm grateful to be a mormon for that. However, I want to point out that the underlying reason I am a mormon is because I have prayed and received an answer from God that it is true. The feelings are hard to explain, but I know that it is true. To say anything less would be inadequite. I don't doubt what I felt at all, I know this is Christ's true church today. The teachings that are taught are His teachings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in how I treat others and how I treat myself. I try to be kind to everyone I meet, try to help them if they ever need help. I try to be kind to myself, and while recognizing my own errors, not beating myself over the head mercilessly for them. Christ died so that we all can change. That is why I try to live the way I do, showing kindness to everyone. Another way I try to live my faith is by being an example. I don't want people to see a different person at church on sunday than they see late at night on friday. I try to consistently live the best life I can, and helping everyone else to be their best too.

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

Roland Tyler
Mormon women are great. They are good, wholesome, virtuous women. I remember a few years ago, I had a job where I worked closely with a friend who had a girlfriend that did not have the same values as the girl I was dating from the LDS church. He told me that he did not know how I had gotten such a great girl and to not let her go. It seemed to baffle him that there were such high caliber girls out there. Mormon women are top quality, kind, considerate, modest yet attractive, and clean. The kind of girl I want to be the mother of my children. Mormons definitely do believe in equality between men and women. Equality does not mean we have all the same responsibilities though. We believe that the difference between men and women is more than just physical. Men and women are born with different strengths and weaknesses. That is one of the reasons why they work so well together, they complement and help each other; just like two pieces of a puzzle. Families need providers and they need nurturers. Of course there are circumstances where the wife must be the bread-winner, but when avoidable, its preferable. Women have those divine gifts of charity, lovingness, etc. with them. No one ever forgets their mother. I believe that men are blessed with agressiveness (it should be the good kind.) It is evident in the general love of sports found among men, but it is useful in helping us provide for our families. Both man and woman are completely necessary to complete the other and neither is superior to the other, they are equal in value. Husband and wife should work together, they are a team on which there is no MVP. They are both equal, and need to be equal in order to have a great marriage. There is no pretense in the church that men and women are anything but equal. Both are completely essential. "Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:11 Show more Show less