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Hi I'm Keri

Happy, stubborn, adventurous and assertive. Married to my other half. Ups and downs but love the journey. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm but now I live in the city. I love both lifestyles! I am going to college and will graduate with a communications (print journalism) degree. I love sports, especially volleyball, and I'm on a co-ed softball team right now. I love being outdoors-- camping, swimming, hiking, (watching my husband) fish, BBQ's, frisbee, scooter rides etc! Being busy is in my blood, and being extremely organized and efficient too, so I work hard all day and then come home and play. I enjoy watching movies, eating, shopping, technology, animals, traveling, music, family and friends. I just married my best friend and we love being newlyweds!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the church when I was 8 years old. I knew even then the church was true, and I felt safe and loved. A series of experiences in my life - from day to day things, sicknesses, losses, happiness, growing up, moving to college, getting married etc- I became more dependent on the Lord and my relationship with Him. I learned that going to church, reading the scriptures, praying, paying tithing, listening to the Prophet, obeying the commandments and living my life the way I was taught was the best way. I realized the more time I gave Him, the more of myself I gave Him, the better I handled life's ups and downs. The happier I was. The more joy and satisfaction I felt in life. I began to appreciate things and mature and grow. My life didn't automatically become blissful without trials or pains, but I was able to handle them with a new perspective. I am a Mormon because this is Christ's church. He established the teachings that will best help me, help us, to return to Him. I am a Mormon because I can't make it on my own, I need Him.

How I live my faith

I wake up in the morning and say my prayers, thanking Heavenly Father for the new day and other things! I take a shower, eat breakfast and again give thanks this time for my meal. I go to work and I notice things. I have a different perspective when I think what Jesus Christ has done for me and what He has given me. It makes the bad weather, the busy traffic, the annoying co-workers, all of it bearable. It makes me appreciate nature and seasons, technology that gives us cars! and people, all of the many personalities and quirks that provide a variety of people. At night before bed I read the scriptures-- verses from the Bible or the Book of Mormon. Both testify of Christ and His teachings. I feel His spirit when I read! I want to be better. I want to help others and let them help me. On Sundays I go to church. There I participate in lessons about Christ's life and His teachings. I connect with women my age, and some younger and older too, with our emotions, thoughts and experiences. I see other couples and families worship and grow and pray and teach. I hold my husband's hand as we sing songs of praise to the Lord. While at church I feel good as I remember Christ's plan and I think about what changes I can make to become more like Him. And then I start a fresh new week!

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

Keri
To me, being modest means having self-respect as well as respect for others. Dressing immodestly attracts the wrong attention for the wrong reasons. I don't ever want to be "walking pornography." When I dress modestly, don't show too much leg, and do cover my chest, back, shoulders and stomach I feel better about myself. When people talk to me it's because of my personality, not my body! Dressing modestly shows confidence. I don't have children of my own, but my parents taught me modesty at a young age. I am so glad I learned early on the importance of self-respect, especially before I got to high school and college. Having a habit of dressing and behaving modestly helped me avoid making choices that I would regret later on. Something that helped me was that my parents had a "no exceptions" rule. I didn't dress immodestly because it was prom or some other "special occasion". Now I have carried that motto on in other aspects of my life and it has really helped me to have self-discipline! Show more Show less