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Hi I'm Debra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married almost 25 years to my best friend, and together we are enjoying raising our five children. We have four daughters and one son (right in the middle). I have a degree in architecture, have finished my required three year internship, and am currently working on completing my architectural registration exams to become a registered architect.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by a father and mother who were converted to the Mormon faith shortly before they were married. I am grateful each and every day for their courage to embrace the light, and to teach their children eternal truths. We cannot, however, live on borrowed light, and I had to discover for myself if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was truly the restored church or Jesus Christ in these latter days. In numerous instances the power of the Holy Spirit of God has testified to my soul that indeed this is Christ's church, and that the tdoctrines are indeed eternal truths that will bring us closer to God in this life, and home to Him in the next - if we will but obey his law and try to be more like his Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

For the last four years, every school day 10-15 high school kids walk in my front door to study the scriptures for 45 minutes before they go to school. I love being their guide and teacher as they discover the light of the gospel: The good news that we have a Savior, and our Father in Heaven has a plan for our happiness. When I tell people about these youth, they are amazed (1) that teenagers willing get up early, and (2) that they would spend their time studying the Word of God. How blessed I feel to have their examples of dedication in my life.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

As a Mormon woman, there is no greater pursuit than motherhood. However, that doesn't mean it is our only interest. There are many professional Mormon women. In my congregation alone, there are women that are doctors, university professors, medical researchers, business executives, and the like. Most of these women are also wives and mothers, and have (as I have) creatively juggled their lives to make room for education and work while making sure they are at home for their children. It is, of course, a challenge. But, I have a firm conviction that our loving Father in Heaven provides a way for his daughters to continue to grow and develop personally as they dedicate themselves to nurturing their families in righteousness. Show more Show less