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Hi I'm Joy

I grew up in Wisconsin. I am a mother of five and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married wife and mother of 5 children. I enjoy reading books and spending time with my family. I am going to school for my bachelor's in Psychology. I hope one day to be a marriage and family therapist. I think that a healthy marriage is so important for healthy children.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't become one on accident. My mother's family was converted when she was a teenager. She helped convert my father. They raised my brother's and I in the church. My brothers have chosen a different path but to me it means something different. I have felt the Lord work in my life at every step. There have been times that I have not been as intentional with my spiritual life and I have felt the distance between me and my Heavenly Father. Whenever I have drawn closer to Him, He has always been there to welcome me back. I know that without Him in my life, I would not be the person, mother and wife that I have become.

How I live my faith

I was a Sunday school teacher for the last year and a half. I taught the 12-14 year old. I had 7-10 students on any given Sunday. I really enjoyed our discussions. We didn't always make it through our lesson because they would have questions but we always learned something. Now I have been asked to help with the children. I really enjoy helping them learn. They are so excited to be there and they understand their relationship with Jesus. I love how much faith they have and how much they trust their Heavenly Father. I think living your faith is something you intentionally practice everyday.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Joy
Family is important to Mormons because it is the best place to learn and grow. When a family is healthy, it provides a safe place to make mistakes and practice making choices. It is a wonderful place to learn the truths of life and share the things we have learned. Where else can unconditional love be felt and the beauty of the parent-child bond be developed. As a child, I learned so much from my parents. As I grew, I realized how imperfect they were. As I became a parent, I came to understand what a great job they did under very difficult circumstances. Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is how you can learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Show more Show less