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Hi I'm Amanda Kimberly

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormon)

About Me

I am a 30-something happily married mother of 4. I have a 9 and 7 year old boys and twin 3 year old girls. My husband and I have been married 12 years. I live in Ohio and have been an active member of this church my entire life. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading a wide variety of books, baking, and watching movies. I am a stay at home mom and spend my days managing "chaos" in our busy home. :)

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when she was 12 years old and my dad joined when he was 18. So, I have been a member my whole life. As I grew and learned more about the world, I had to decide for myself what I believed was true. During this time, I read scriptures, attended church, prayed often, and made an effort to understand other religions and belief systems. I came to realize I really did have a strong testimony of this gospel. I really do believe the God speaks to us through a prophet. I believe that Jesus Christ suffered on the cross that we may all return home to Heaven someday. I also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, just as is the Bible.

How I live my faith

I believe attending church every week is very important. Through regular attendance, I am able to learn and to grow and understand my father in heaven better with each week. I am also able to connect with others in my ward (our term for a large "branch" of the church) and strong friendships have developed. I am able to relate to them and serve them and also know they are there for me if I need them. I feel these reasons: to learn and grow, and connect with others of God's children, are vital in growing closer to God and Jesus Christ. Though I am FAR from perfect, I also make an effort to read scriptures daily and pray daily so I can continuously feel the Savior close to me. Currently, I teach children at church and enjoy it. I feel I learn and grow as I watch them learning and growing.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Amanda Kimberly
We believe in dressing our best to show respect to our Father in Heaven. Typically, women where dresses or skirts with blouses. Men often wear a suit and tie, or sometimes a button down shirt with a tie. However, we welcome all to come, despite the way they are dressed! We are often confused with religions that do not celebrate holidays, but that is not true! We love to celebrate all of the holidays that most people do: Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, Easter and more!!! Show more Show less

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

Amanda Kimberly
This is a tough, but important question that I myself have done a lot of soul searching on. I believe that men and women are definitely equal in this faith. That being said, though, there are different roles. I believe that God gave us different genders with specific different roles to fulfill. While the men direct the church, the women have the equally tough and important job of directing compassionate service, teaching, and so so much more. Just as I can not hold the priesthood, there are jobs that I can do that men can not. Many in the world today feel that equality means doing the same work. That is not true. Equality means being treated and loved the same. Of course we can do the same work, but things run smoother when we have our own work to do. My husband and I are very much equal partners and we treat each other with love and respect and make decisions together. Show more Show less