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Hi I'm Roberta

Mormon and Loving It!

About Me

I am a full-time mom to three daughters, ages 5 and 3, and a baby and have been married to a wonderful man for 6 years. I joined the LDS church when I was 18 years old, right as I was beginning college. I graduated college with a B.A. in Psychology, and I have a graduate certificate in Personal Financial Planning. I enjoy doing and learning about anything that has to do with efficient home-making, especially when it comes to trying to save money! My husband is an intern-architect at a local firm, and is in the process of becoming licensed. Life is busy and crazy but we have a lot of fun together!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned by the Spirit that the things that the Church teaches are true! I have always had an interest in religion which was rooted in my early upbringing from my grandparents, even though I didn't have much exposure to religion during my teenage years. When I met with the missionaries after graduation from high school, I was ready to hear their message, and was ready to be a part of a church. The Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit that this is the same church that Jesus Christ established on this earth! I was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 21, 2003.

How I live my faith

I try to find opportunities to serve others. Every time I have found a way to serve where I am needed, I know I am doing the Lord's work. Whenever I hear a commandment that I need to follow, I try to follow it. I try to be a good example to my children of how they should live. Most of all, I try and act as Christ did on this earth.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Roberta
We attend the church for Sunday meetings, where we take the Sacrament, have Sunday School and other general meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings on Sunday. The temple is a sacred building, dedicated to the Lord for the ordinances that will be performed inside and to be pure and holy. Only members who keep the commandments and meet certain requirements-paying tithing is one example-can enter the temple. The temple is the one place on Earth where work for the dead can be performed baptisms and confirmations and marriages for time and eternity and an ordinance called the endowment where sacred covenants are made with God are done for the living and the dead. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Roberta
I believe what makes my family work the most effectively is when I am the primary nurturer and caretaker of the children and my husband is the primary provider for our needs. Because my husband is willing and able to devote his time to earning money for our family, I am able to devote my time to caring for our children, teaching them, loving them, and taking care of our home. When my husband is home, we ideally can spend time together instead of running around and getting things done. This plan works very well for our family and keeps it running smoothly and happily. We have to sacrifice in order for me to stay at home with our little ones, but we know it will be worth it in the long run. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Roberta
No, we are reminded each year around voting time that the church does not endorse any political party or candidate, and we are advised to prayerfully consider who would be the best candidate to vote for. Show more Show less